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Kohl’s Presents Check to SGMC Foundation for Child Safety Program

Posted on: October 12th, 2012

10/12/2012 Pictured left to right, SGMC Community Health Promotions Coordinator Marie Sims, SGMC CEO Randy Sauls, Stan Fillion, Valdosta Kohl’s Manager Diane Rodgers, Ben Blanton, VPD Officer Vernotis Williams, Jud Moritz, SGMC EMS Deputy Chief David Bauch, Jeff Hanson, SGMC Foundation President James Lee. A breakfast was held recently at South Georgia Medical Center to […]

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South Georgia Medical Center Retired CEO James McGahee Honored

Posted on: October 12th, 2012

10/12/2012 The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals (GACH) honored James McGahee, recently-retired CEO of South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) in Valdosta, as its 2012 CEO of the Year. Every year at its annual conference, the GACH recognizes the contributions of a CEO who has helped push their hospital to be successful, while continually focusing on […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins and Installs Officers

Posted on: October 12th, 2012

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Officers for 2012-2013, (left to right), Carroll Griffin, Evelyn Harrell, Jeanette Roberson, John Tinsley, Janice Langjan and Donna Smith (not pictured: Georgia Emerson). The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and installed officers for 2012-2013 at an annual luncheon themed Sowing Seeds of […]

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SGMC Stops its Annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

10/3/2012 Due to the widespread availability of flu vaccines from various vendors around the region, South Georgia Medical Center has decided to forgo its annual Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic this year. SGMC encourages those individuals who used our services in year’s past to continue to get a flu shot at any one of several community […]

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Kohl’s and SGMC Fund Health Promotion for Local Children

Posted on: October 3rd, 2012

10/3/2012 Kohl’s Department Store, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, has given over $164,000 to the SGMC Foundation in the past six years to promote children’s health and wellness in our community. Through this partnership between Kohl’s and SGMC, a program called Connecting Kids was developed to address children’s health and wellness issues such […]

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SGMC Announces Changes in Organizational Leadership

Posted on: September 24th, 2012

9/24/2012 South Georgia Medical Center announces three internal promotions. Johnny Ball has been named the new assistant administrator of human resources; Bob Foster has been promoted to the executive level as the chief information officer and reports directly to the chief executive officer, and Stephen “Mo” Mosher has been named the new assistant administrator of […]

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Outpatient Center Entrance and Admissions Relocate to Main Lobby Due To Patient Tower Progress

Posted on: August 29th, 2012

Construction progress on the patient tower at South Georgia Medical Center necessitates relocation of the Outpatient Center entrance on Monday, Sept. 17 until the new patient tower construction is complete in fall, 2013. – View MAP Outpatient Admissions/Central Registration, which was formerly conducted in the Outpatient Center, will be relocated to the SGMC main lobby for this […]

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SGMC Recognized for Providing Quality Treatment for Stroke, the Third Leading Cause of Death in Georgia

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

8/10/2012 Jim Groover, Director of Quality Improvement with the American Heart Association, Kim Megow, MD, Chief Medical Officer SGMC, Brian Dawson, MD, Stroke Program Director According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States. On average, someone suffers a […]

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New Leaders at SGMC

Posted on: August 10th, 2012

South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to welcome Linda Lawson, RN, MSN, NEA, as its new Assistant Chief Nursing Officer. In this role, Lawson’s primary responsibility will be the management of the inpatient services of SGMC.Lawson joins SGMC from Shands Jacksonville Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where she served in multiple nursing leadership roles and […]

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5-West Goes Electronic, SGMC begins EMR

Posted on: August 8th, 2012

South Georgia Medical Center is one step closer to implementing its Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) electronic medical record (EMR) initiative. Beginning Tuesday, August 7, SGMC will transition its first unit, 5-west, to an all-electronic medical record format.  Physicians admitting patients to 5-west will be required to use the new electronic medical record system for […]

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