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SGMC Welcomes New Teen Volunteers

Posted on: June 3rd, 2015

6/3/2015 South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 39 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care. Participants are students between the ages of 14 and 17 whose responsibilities vary from patient care/interaction, administrative support, to surgical and outpatient services support. “SGMC’s teen volunteer campaign has evolved into a mature experience for rising, young students […]

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SGMC to hold Safe Sitter Courses this Summer

Posted on: May 26th, 2015

South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA are teaming up to offer a one-day Safe Sitter® course for boys and girls ages 11 to 14 on June 12, 19, and July 10, 17 from 8:30am-3:30pm at SGMC. Safe Sitter® is a national, non-profit organization that provides programs to teach youth life and safety skills for when […]

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SGMC Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

Posted on: May 21st, 2015

Pictured are members of SGMC’s award-winning Code Stroke Program which include medical professionals from Emergency Medical Services and SGMC’s neurology, emergency, and rehabilitation departments. Valdosta, GA – May 21, 2015 – South Georgia Medical Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award (WCA) as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke […]

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SGMC Hosts Dementia Education Lecture

Posted on: May 12th, 2015

5/12/2015 Joel L. Morgan, MD, Director of the SGMC DSHC The SGMC Dogwood Senior Health Center will host a free community lecture on the diagnosis and treatment of dementia on Thursday, May 28 at 6 pm at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 229.433.8663. Joel L. […]

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EMS and Emergency Nursing Regional Conference in Valdosta

Posted on: April 30th, 2015

Bob Page South Georgia Medical Center’s Dasher Memorial Heart Center will host a regional conference for Georgia emergency medical services and emergency nursing professionals on May 20-21 at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta. The event titled, Improving Patient Care (STEMI), is free to participants but registration is required and can be completed online at […]

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SGMC to host annual stroke symposium

Posted on: April 28th, 2015

4/28/2015 Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, killing more than 137,000 people each year, and the foremost cause of disability in the United States. South Georgia Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services will host its annual stroke symposium, an educational lunch and learn, to spotlight stroke prevention and offer support for stroke survivors, caregivers and […]

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SGMC announces new Cardiovascular Shadowing/Internship Program

Posted on: April 27th, 2015

Valdosta, Ga. – The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) is pleased to announce the new SGMC Cardiovascular Shadowing/Internship Program.  The program will offer selected local business leaders and Valdosta State University (VSU) senior nursing students the unique opportunity to shadow and observe SGMC’s Cardiovascular Team first […]

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SGMC Names Hospital Heroes

Posted on: April 16th, 2015

Pictured: SGMC Assistant Administrator of Human Resources Johnny Ball, SGMC Hospital Hero Award Recipients Irene Brown and Annette Owens, and SGMC Chief Executive Officer Randy Sauls. The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA presented its monthly Hospital Hero award at the board of directors meeting on Wednesday. Recipients included registered nurse Annette Owens, […]

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SGMC to offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Posted on: April 15th, 2015

4/15/2015 Valdosta GA.- To raise awareness of the most common of all cancers—skin, SGMC is offering free skin cancer screenings throughout April and May. Screenings will be held at SGMC Berrien Campus on Thursday, April 23 from 6pm-7pm, SGMC Lanier Campus on Thursday, April 30 from 6pm-7pm and SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center on Thursdays, May […]

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SGMC and Kohl’s to Host Bike Smart

Posted on: April 13th, 2015

Valdosta, GA – SGMC, Kohl’s Department Store, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and Safe Kids Lowndes County will be hosting Bike Smart- a bike safety and bike rodeo program on Saturday, April 25 from 9am to 11am in SGMC’s Surgery Center parking lot. This event is for children ages 5-12. Children will receive hands-on instruction in […]

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