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The Birthplace at SGMC Receives Touching Donation

Posted on: March 24th, 2021

The Birthplace at South Georgia Medical Center received its first CuddleCot on behalf of Ashlie’s Embrace. Ashlie’s Embrace is a non-profit organization that raises awareness of CuddleCots and helps make them available in medical facilities.  A CuddleCot is a device that allows parents more time with their baby after a loss. The $3,000 system cools […]

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SGMC Pharmacy Honored as Hospital Heroes

Posted on: March 19th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center honored its pharmacy professionals as the March Hospital Heroes at its monthly Board of Directors meeting. SGMC Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer Randy Smith stated, “The members of our pharmacy team been key to our success in providing COVID vaccines to patients and staff, and we would not have […]

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Johnson Named Director of Graduate Medical Education at SGMC

Posted on: March 15th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center announces the promotion of Lilliana Johnson to Director of Graduate Medical Education. Johnson has been with SGMC since 2014. In her new position she will oversee the Graduate Medical Education (GME), Undergraduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education programs. The GME program has taken tremendous steps as SGMC recently received approval […]

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SGMC Shines a Light for COVID-19 Fight

Posted on: March 12th, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021 marked one year since South Georgia Medical Center received confirmation of its first positive COVID-19 patient and entered the battle against the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. As a public show of support for its healthcare workforce and to honor the lives lost, SGMC launched 30 days of light.         For 30 days, the Dasher Memorial Heart Center will don a blue glow, the […]

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Dr. Howe joins SGMC Surgical Specialists

Posted on: March 11th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center welcomes Harold Howe, MD, colorectal surgery. Dr. Howe joins SGMC’s vast network of surgical specialists who are trained in a range of specialties which include general surgery, plastic surgery, neurological surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Howe specializes in colon and rectal surgery and treats diseases of the lower digestive […]

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SGMC Completes $6 Million Investment in Cancer Treatment Technology

Posted on: March 10th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center recently completed a $6 million upgrade of its two linear accelerators. Located in the Pearlman Cancer Center, the versatile linear accelerators deliver customized external beam radiation treatments to cancer patients. These units are an essential part of cancer treatment with two-thirds of Pearlman’s patients receiving radiation therapy at some point during […]

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SGMC Emergency Medical Services Upgrades Training with Laerdal Manikins

Posted on: March 9th, 2021

Last month South Georgia Medical Center received three new Laerdal Manikins to help run scenario based training for Emergency Medical Services. The manikins offer medics the ability to perform lifesaving skills and procedures without the use of other equipment making it a more efficient training device. These manikins are computerized and sensitive to touch as […]

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SGMC Foundation Receives $175,000 Grant to Fund ‘AngelEye’ Camera System in SGMC Birthplace

Posted on: March 5th, 2021

The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation received a $175,000 grant from the Roots and Wings Foundation to support AngelEye, the new technology recently installed in the SGMC Birthplace. AngelEye cameras allow families to check on their babies 24/7 through secure livestreaming video over a computer, phone or tablet. The application also has a one-way patient […]

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Romadka Named Director of Human Resources

Posted on: March 4th, 2021

South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce Ashley Romadka as the Director of Human Resources. Romadka comes to SGMC with 15 years’ experience in human resources and leadership roles. She received her Bachelor and Master of Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Romadka states, “I’m excited to move to Valdosta because it’s a great location […]

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SGMC Recognizes Frost for Nursing Excellence

Posted on: March 4th, 2021

Lauren Frost, Licensed Practical Nurse at South Georgia Medical Center, was named the March DAISY Award recipient for extraordinary nursing care.  Frost was nominated by a patient for her act of kindness. The patient and her husband had recently lost their 23-year son, Charles, while he was in the US Navy. The patient shared, “I […]

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