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SGMC & Smith Northview Hospital Collect donations for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Posted on: February 18th, 2013

The Care Share Committee at SGMC and Smith Northview Hospital, a campus of SGMC, held a drive on Friday, February 8th to provide assistance to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  A total of 40 boxes were collected.   Employees were asked to donate items such as household linens, clothing, shoes, toiletries and diapers.  All items collected […]

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SGMC Diabetes Management Program Receives Certification

Posted on: February 6th, 2013

The Diabetes Self-Management Education Program at South Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Management Center has received four-year accreditation from the American Diabetes Association for meeting the national standards for patient self-management education. This is the only hospital-based ADA recognized self-management education program in the region. The Diabetes Management Center has been continuously recognized by the ADA for […]

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Louis Smith Memorial Hospital Wins Statewide Patient Safety Award

Posted on: January 17th, 2013

1/17/2013 Cutline: (L-R) Louis Smith Memorial Hospital employees Vicki Dinkins, Human Resources Director; Tina Fountain, Emergency Department Nursing Director; Bill Wilson, Quality Officer; Georgia Hospital Association President Joe Parker; Tina Register, Personnel Coordinator; Joyce Roegge, Chief Nursing Officer; Neil Ginty, Administrator and Randy Patten, EMS Director and Safety Officer are all smiles after LSMH wins […]

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SGMC’s Tim Brogdon Wins Statewide Hospital Hero Award

Posted on: December 11th, 2012

Pictured with Brogdon (L-R) are his wife, Margaret, and their children Amy Draper and Jarrod Brogdon. ATLANTA – South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief Tim Brogdon was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) annual Hospital Heroes Awards luncheon Dec. 4 in Atlanta. Brogdon, who […]

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2012 Love Light Tree to benefit Stories of Healing Campaign

Posted on: December 1st, 2012

During December, you can honor or memorialize a loved one by donating a tax-deductible gift of $15 or more to the South Georgia Medical Center Love Light Tree during its “12 Days of Giving” holiday appeal.  This traditional end-of-year giving program isn’t just a celebratory way to bring in the holidays. The appeal also serves […]

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Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Celebrates

Posted on: November 19th, 2012

11/19/2012 SGMC’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently marked its first anniversary by inviting babies who received care in the unit’s first year to a special celebration. Pictured with some of the young guests are SGMC neonatologist Dr. Christopher Young and members of the NICU team, left to right, nurse Kendra Butenschon, nurse Elizabeth Hewett, dietician […]

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Glycemic Management in the Inpatient Population

Posted on: November 15th, 2012

11/15/2012 South Georgia Medical Center’s Glycemic Management program and the Valdosta State University College of Nursing cosponsored a program entitled Glycemic Management of the Inpatient Population on November 7th at Valdosta State University. Keynote speaker was Jennifer Lawrence, MD, a board certified endocrinologist and medical director of the SGMC Diabetes Management Center. The day long […]

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Chamber Celebrates Winners in the Workforce

Posted on: November 15th, 2012

Pictured is Fresh Beginnings President Judy Hathcock, with winners James Davis (South Georgia Medical Center), Lloyd Dumas (ERCO Worldwide), Lemeika Jones (Wild Adventures) and Rachel Tate (City of Remerton) along with First State Bank President Bill Cowart. Smiles and applause filled the air as those typically working behind the scenes of a business were standing […]

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SGMC Neonatologist Receives Top Honor

Posted on: November 14th, 2012

South Georgia Medical Center neonatologist Dr. Christopher Young was recently named recipient of the Young Physician of the Year Award for the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This honor is awarded each year to an AAP Georgia Chapter member under the age of 40 who has made an outstanding contribution in pediatrics. […]

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The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia Announces Acquisition of Berrien County Hospital

Posted on: October 24th, 2012

The Board of Trustees of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center and Smith Northview Hospital, and the co-owners of Berrien County Hospital, Mr. Chuck E. Jabaley and Mr. Frederick Lester, jointly announce that the Hospital Authority is purchasing Berrien County Hospital.”This purchase will expand access to specialty […]

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