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SGMC Celebrates Babies Born Christmas Week

Posted on: December 22nd, 2020

Babies delivered at South Georgia Medical Center’s Birthplace during the week of Christmas will receive a little extra attention donning their homemade stockings and crocheted Santa hats. Meet Robin, son of William and Jordan Weber, who was born at SGMC on Dec. 21, 2020.  The 7lb 2oz baby boy snoozes in his Christmas gift, provided […]

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SGMC Welcomes Dr. Matthew Varn 

Posted on: December 16th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center and its campuses and affiliates are pleased to announce Matthew Varn, MD in the specialty of internal medicine as one of the newest members of its medical staff. Dr. Varn joins Griner Medical Group and will be seeing patients in his practice and at SGMC. Dr. Varn received his Bachelor of […]

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Wireless Monitoring System Improves Labor Experience at SGMC 

Posted on: December 9th, 2020

The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center recently added advanced wireless technology for monitoring that provides mothers the freedom to safely move around during the labor process. The maternal/fetal wireless patch technology is a single patch system placed on the expectant mother’s abdomen. This cord-free, belt-free solution monitors maternal and fetal heart rate and uterine […]

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Dr. Gandhiraj joins SGMC Pulmonology

Posted on: December 7th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce Deepthi Gandhiraj, MD, pulmonary critical care, has joined SGMC Pulmonology. SGMC Pulmonology is part of the SGMC Physician Network, which is the largest multi-specialty group in the region. Dr. Gandhiraj comes to Valdosta from Saint Louis, Missouri where she completed her Fellowship in Pulmonary Critical Care at […]

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SGMC Names Chief Operating Officer

Posted on: December 2nd, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph “Randy” Smith, RN, MS, BSN has been named Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer. Smith has served as the Senior Vice President and CNO since October 2019. Smith will now serve as both COO and CNO. Smith shared, ”It is an incredible honor and responsibility […]

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SGMC Announces Ambetter as HIE Partner

Posted on: November 22nd, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) announces its Health Insurance Exchange (HIE) partner for 2021 is Ambetter from Peach State Health. The HIE connects patients with affordable, quality healthcare plans across communities served by SGMC, SGMC’s physician network and its affiliates in Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties.  Although the current health exchange website may identify SGMC […]

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SGMC Lab Professionals Honored as Hospital Heroes

Posted on: November 18th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center honored its laboratory professionals as the November Hospital Heroes at its monthly Board of Directors meeting.  According to Chief Nursing Officer Randy Smith, “Nurses and doctors all over the world are doing a phenomenal job day in and day out, but the role of lab professionals can not be overlooked as […]

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Dove Shoot Supports Local Healthcare Scholarships for Teens

Posted on: November 2nd, 2020

More than 50 people attended the Shaw Family Dove Shoot in Lakeland, GA on Sept. 19 in support of the Jay Shaw Scholarship, raising nearly $20,000. This scholarship is awarded annually by the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation and Shaw family and was established to honor the late State Representative Jay Shaw for his dedication and […]

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Hillman Recognized for Extraordinary Care

Posted on: November 2nd, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center presented Heather Hillman with its BEE Award which stands for “Being Extraordinary Everyday.” Hillman is a Patient Care Tech on 5 West and was nominated for her patient advocacy and attention to detail.  The nomination read, “Heather is a fantastic tech. She recognized a patient had a status change, took vitals […]

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SGMC Social Worker Honored as Hospital Hero

Posted on: October 28th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center honored Ashleigh Hicks, social worker at the SGMC Lakeland Villa- a skilled nursing home facility, as the hospital hero at its October Board of Directors meeting.  Hicks was nominated by a patient’s daughter who said, “Ashleigh has integrity and has demonstrated professionalism in all that she does. She certainly puts her […]

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