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Avera Receives DAISY Nursing Award

Posted on: July 27th, 2017

7/27/2017 Sue Avera, RN on South Georgia Medical Center’s pediatrics unit was named the July DAISY Award Recipient for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the international DAISY Foundation developed to recognize the amazing care provided by nurses every day.  Avera was nominated by a peer who was moved by the compassion Avera displayed toward […]

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SGMC Names Forbes Chief Development Officer

Posted on: July 27th, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes Bill Forbes as Chief Development Officer. Forbes has been affiliated with SGMC for nearly two decades, serving in various capacities, from administration to chief planning officer.  In his new role, Forbes will support business development and growth strategies for the health system. He will also ensure and enforce system compliance in […]

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Sayre Earns Board Certification as Professional Chaplain

Posted on: July 21st, 2017

7/21/2017 Brian Sayre, Director of Pastoral Care at South Georgia Medical Center, has achieved Board Certification as a Professional Chaplain through the Spiritual Care Association. Areas of mastery required for certification include spiritual assessment, palliative care, bioethics and grief care. Earning these credentials allows chaplains, like Sayre, to contribute more meaningfully as members of the healthcare […]

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SGMC Now Offers Phase III Cardiac Rehab at the YMCA

Posted on: July 21st, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center, in cooperation with the Valdosta YMCA, will begin offering Phase III Cardiac Rehab at the YMCA on Gornto Road from 8 am to 12 noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning July 22.Phase III Cardiac Rehab is a physician directed, nurse-supervised program of independent exercise for long-term management of heart disease. […]

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O’Steen Subaru and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Deliver Gestures of Hope

Posted on: July 20th, 2017

Partners with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta Jason Archer and Chip O’Steen deliver blankets and positive messages to SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center.Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are working together to provide much needed support and “warmth” to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country. During Subaru’s Loves to Care […]

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SGMC Medics Honored as Hospital Heroes

Posted on: July 19th, 2017

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia honored Herbert Denton and Joshua Stalvey as hospital heroes at the July board of directors’ meeting. Denton is a field training officer paramedic and Stalvey is an advanced EMT with SGMC’s Emergency Medical Services.  The gentlemen were honored for their role in saving a patient’s life through […]

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SGMC Honored with Resuscitation Award

Posted on: July 13th, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for treatment of adult patients who suffer cardiac arrests in the hospital. This is the third consecutive year SGMC has received the highest national ranking from AHA.According to AHA, more than […]

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Cox Named SGMC’s Chief Nursing Officer

Posted on: July 10th, 2017

7/10/2017 Denida A. Cox, BSN, RN has been named Chief Nursing Officer for South Georgia Medical Center and its affiliates. Cox comes to Valdosta from Little Rock, Arkansas where she served as the director of perioperative services at the 615-bed not-for-profit community hospital, CHI St. Vincent Infirmary. With over 15 years of nursing leadership experience, […]

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Blanketing Cancer Patients with Love

Posted on: July 3rd, 2017

7/3/2017 Cancer patients at South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Cancer Center received a special visit from members of the Holy Trinity Triple Negative Breast Cancer Society (HTTN) last week. Members traveled from Louisiana delivering quilted blankets handmade from donated fabric. Louisiana resident Charlene Berry was diagnosed with cancer in 2013. During her treatment, Berry received […]

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SGMC Patient Financial Services Rolls Out New Statements

Posted on: June 30th, 2017

6/30/2017 South Georgia Medical Center will change statement vendors on July 17 and area residents with open accounts will notice a change in the color and design of the bill. The new statement will be issued by Patientco Secure Payments of Dallas, Texas. The change is in response to patient requests for SGMC to simplify […]

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