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SGMC Earns Echocardiography Reaccreditation

Posted on: May 26th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s Dasher Heart Center recently received reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission in Echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, followed closely by stroke as the […]

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Dr. Beale Honored as Hospital Hero

Posted on: May 21st, 2020

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia Board of Trustees recognized Dr. Gregory Beale as the hospital hero for May. Dr. Beale was honored for his physician leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to SGMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Dawson, “The competence, compassion, and commitment displayed by Dr. Beale over the course […]

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SGMC Elective Surgeries, Emergency Department, and Ambulatory Care

Posted on: May 18th, 2020
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SGMC Family Medicine Hahira Now Serving Patients in Hahira and Surrounding Communities

Posted on: May 7th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to announce the opening of SGMC Family Medicine Hahira.  South Georgia Medical Center operates a full range of specialty and primary care clinics in Lowndes, Berrien and Lanier counties. The SGMC Family Medicine Hahira primary care practice, led by Dr. Alberto Garcia and Dr. Vera Garcia, will begin seeing patients in their newly renovated […]

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SGMC Expands Physician Network with Local Physicians

Posted on: May 1st, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center is excited to announce the expansion of its SGMC Physician Network via its partnership with Valdosta Medical Clinic, an internal medicine and family medicine practice. VMC has been caring for patients in the South Georgia/North Florida area for more than 31 years.  The practice includes Internal Medicine physicians, Dr. Tim Brady, […]

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SGMC Partners with Mayo Clinic Study for Treatment of COVID-19 Patients

Posted on: April 29th, 2020

Convalescent Blood Donors Needed Locally South Georgia Medical Center treated it’s first COVID-19 positive patient with convalescent plasma on Tuesday as part of the Mayo Clinic’s COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Study. Convalescent plasma refers to blood plasma collected from people who have recovered from COVID-19. That plasma is then used to treat inpatients with advanced COVID-19 […]

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Notice of Called Meeting

Posted on: April 22nd, 2020

HOSPITAL AUTHORITY OF VALDOSTA AND LOWNDES COUNTY, GEORGIA PERSONNEL/TRUST COMMITTEE DATE: April 23, 2020 TIME: 9:00AM LOCATION: Executive Board Room, South Georgia Medical Center, 2501 North Patterson Street Valdosta, Georgia MATTERS EXPECTED TO COME BEFORE THE COMMITTEE: Open Session A. Consideration of Minutes Executive Session A. Discussing or deliberating upon the appointment, employment, compensation, hiring, […]

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SGMC Supports the Community’s Needs with Inpatients at the Smith Northview Campus

Posted on: April 17th, 2020

SGMC Supports the Community’s Needs with Inpatients at the Smith Northview Campus South Georgia Medical Center will accept inpatient admissions at its Smith Northview Hospital next week. Hospitals and healthcare delivery systems across the State of Georgia have been encouraged to create more bed capacity to safely and efficiently care for a surge of COVID-19 […]

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SGMC Change Notice

Posted on: April 13th, 2020

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia **Pursuant to 51-14-1(g), due to the current declared public emergency, The Hospital Authority is holding the below meetings by teleconference. Finance Committee The Finance Committee Meeting regularly scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 12 noon has been changed to meet on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 […]

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SGMC Receives In Hospital COVID-19 Testing Capability

Posted on: April 10th, 2020

South Georgia Medical Center’s Laboratory has received its initial supply of COVID-19 testing kits and beginning next week will have the ability to perform tests with a rapid turnaround of less than two hours. SGMC maintains a state-of-the-art full service lab which is accredited by The Joint Commission and operates both the Cepheid and BioFire […]

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