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Stone Creek Ladies’ Golf Association presents check to benefit local cancer patients

Posted on: February 13th, 2017

The Stone Creek Ladies’ Golf Association (SCLGA) recently donated $4,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation to benefit SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC). Funds were generated through 35 hole sponsors and participants in Stone Creek Golf Club’s annual invitational golf tournament held in October. The tournament coincides with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and since […]

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SGMC Youth Volunteer Program Accepting Applications

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

2/9/2017 2016 Canopy of Care Volunteers South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary is now accepting applications for its annual Canopy of Care volunteer initiative. The summer program is an opportunity to expose teens ages 14-17 to the SGMC healthcare environment. Whether it is the inner-workings of patient care or administrative support, the experience is designed […]

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SGMC Now Offers a Non-Surgical Solution for Weight Management

Posted on: February 9th, 2017

SGMC’s Outpatient Plaza now offers ORBERA™, a non-surgical procedure, to assist adult patients suffering from obesity – with a body mass index of 30 to 40 – in losing and maintaining weight. ORBERA™ was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last August.The ORBERA™ balloon is part of a 12 month managed weight-loss system […]

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SGMC Foundation Thanks Community for Support

Posted on: January 26th, 2017

1/26/2017 The SGMC Foundation concluded its 2016 Love Light appeal with more than $6,000 raised to benefit patients served at SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center and three initiatives at the SGMC Lanier Campus: the Jay Shaw Scholarship Fund, Lakeland Villa Building project, or the SGMC Lanier General Fund. The 2016 Love Light project was a holiday […]

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SGMC partners with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers

Posted on: January 25th, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center campuses and affiliates has partnered with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for blood products. LifeSouth is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community blood center, and blood collected from donors directly serves the needs of patients at SGMC facilities. SGMC will host blood drives with LifeSouth annually to facilitate local blood donations. The next drive is […]

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SGMC Berrien Campus hosts informational lunch and learn on diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

February is Heart Health Month and SGMC Berrien Campus is hosting an educational lunch and learn on Thursday, Feb. 16 at noon at the Carrie Dorsey Perry Memorial Library in Nashville to educate the community on the importance of heart health and diabetes management.  Heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in the […]

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Phlebotomists Named SGMC Hospital Heroes

Posted on: January 18th, 2017

1/18/2017 Lonnie Harris and Tyler Allen, phlebotomists in South Georgia Medical Center’s Emergency Department were named Hospital Heroes at the Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County GA Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday. In an effort to improve lab specimen collection in the ED, Interim Administrative Director of Laboratory Services Ron Riffle employed Harris and […]

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SGMC Recognized as #3 Large Hospital by Georgia Trend

Posted on: January 3rd, 2017

South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta was ranked third in Georgia in the Large Hospital category for 2016 by Georgia Trend magazine. The December issue grouped Georgia hospitals of similar size and mission into four categories: Teaching Hospitals, Large Hospitals (more than 250 patient beds), Medium Hospitals (100-249 beds) and Small Hospitals (fewer than 100 […]

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Hospital Authority Recognizes Hospital Heroes

Posted on: December 27th, 2016

12/27/2016 The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, GA recognized Julie Hodges and Sara Alford as the December Hospital Heroes at its monthly board meeting. They were nominated for their individual leadership and team performance that resulted in two consecutive years of perfect audits. “A perfect audit is impossible in the healthcare business,” said Grant […]

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SGMC Recognized Nationally for Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation

Posted on: December 22nd, 2016

South Georgia Medical Center was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign, sponsored by the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. Since 2011 the campaign has added 400,000 donor enrollments nationwide.SGMC […]

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