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Hospice of South Georgia Hosts Community Event

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017

4/3/2017 The public is invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal.” Participate in the national dialog taking place in our community that asks, “Have you and your family had the tough conversations and planned ahead?”The event will be held on Thursday, April 20 from 6-8pm at Valdosta State University’s […]

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Free Diabetes Cooking Classes in April

Posted on: April 3rd, 2017

Rite Bite Diabetes Cooking School will be held on April 18 and 25 from 6-7:30pm at the Lakeland United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The event is free, but registration is required by calling 229-482-3895.Presented by SGMC Lanier Campus, Lanier County UGA Extension, and the Lanier County Family Connection, the classes are designed to empower those […]

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Medics Honored for Saving 116 Lives

Posted on: March 28th, 2017

3/28/2017 Forty-eight employees of South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services were recently presented Life Saver award medals by the Southwest Georgia Region 8 EMS Council, accounting for 116 live saves. Life Saver medals are awarded to paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who successfully revive a patient who is found not breathing and without […]

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Exciting Venture Addresses Need for Primary Care for the Uninsured

Posted on: March 24th, 2017

3/24/2017 South Georgia Medical Center and the Partnership Health Center have collaborated to increase primary care access.  With SGMC’s support, the Partnership Health Center has moved from its original location on Woodrow Wilson Drive to the Ralph Council Medical Building at 520 Griffin Avenue (Statenville Hwy) in Valdosta.  A generous grant from SGMC is providing […]

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Diabetes Support Group Hosts Grocery Store Tour

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

3/23/2017 SGMC Diabetes Management Center Diabetes Educator Anna Busby, RN, CDE, educates attendees of important information to look for when shopping for foods. Approximately 1.1 million people in Georgia, or 14.2 percent of the adult population, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Each year, an estimated 60,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with […]

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Pearlman Cancer Center Receives CoC Outstanding Achievement Award

Posted on: March 23rd, 2017

The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center recently received the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is designed to recognize cancer programs that strive for excellence in demonstrating compliance with CoC standards and are committed to ensuring high quality cancer care. Pearlman is one of only two hospitals in Georgia to receive […]

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SGMC Donates $2,000 to Second Harvest

Posted on: March 14th, 2017

3/14/2017 South Georgia Medical Center presented a $2,000 check to Second Harvest of South Georgia on Thursday, March 9 to aid relief efforts from the recent tornadoes impacting South Georgia. The administration and staff at SGMC were extremely touched by the devastation and wanted to do something to help. Not knowing exactly what was needed […]

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Evans Named Interim Chief Executive Officer

Posted on: March 7th, 2017

3/7/2017 Heath A. Evans, FACHE, has been named South Georgia Medical Center’s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO). For the past year, Evans served as the Chief Operating Officer at SGMC. Prior to that, Evans was affiliated with Community Health Systems, a for-profit health system, as the Chief Operating Officer at East Georgia Regional Medical Center […]

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Community to Celebrate Cancer Survivors with Annual Dinner

Posted on: March 1st, 2017

3/1/2017 On Friday, March 17, the American Cancer Society and SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) invite cancer survivors and their caregiver to experience the annual Survivors Dinner at Cross Pointe Church in Valdosta from 6-7:30 pm.  Themed “Passport to Hope,” hosts will take their guests on a journey around the world in celebration of the […]

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SGMC Among First Hospitals in South Georgia to Offer Implantable Defibrillator

Posted on: February 28th, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center is among the first hospitals in South Georgia to offer the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System, the world’s first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).     Sudden cardiac arrest is an abrupt loss of heart function. Most episodes […]

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