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SGMC Employees Contribute $470,000 for New Tower Construction

Posted on: February 27th, 2012

Pictured (left-right back row): Cheryl Pounds, Chuck Marshburn, Mary Jane Davis, Patsi Peacock, Elizabeth Vickers, Michael Spence, Pam Royals. (left-right front row): Laura Love, Mary Kay Wetherington, Rebecca White, Ellen Moore, Cindy Vickery A capital campaign is underway at South Georgia Medical Center and hospital employees have stepped up to the giving plate generating over […]

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Local Elementary School Gives Hope to Cancer Patients

Posted on: February 24th, 2012

Thigpen, 4th Grade Student, Westside Elementary School Westside Elementary School (WES) instructors are doing more than just teaching their students the basics of arts and crafts; they are inspiring students to have a purpose behind their paintings.  When challenged with an assignment to produce a piece of artwork expressing compassion and support for cancer patients, […]

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SGMC Receives $49,499 for Children’s Outreach from Kohl’s

Posted on: February 17th, 2012

Photo by Paul Leavy, Valdosta Daily Times Kohl’s Department Store, through the Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, has given over $164,000 to the SGMC Foundation in the past 6 years to promote children’s health and wellness in our community. Today, Kohl’s store manager Diane Rodgers presented a check totaling $49,499 for children’s outreach.“Kohl’s has been […]

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SGMC’s Mobile HealthCare Services (EMS) Turns 40

Posted on: February 8th, 2012

2/8/2012 South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services (MHCS) celebrates 40 years of community service on Sunday, February 12, 2012.As one of the original emergency medical services in Georgia, SGMC’s MHCS continues to lead the state in the development of protocols that are models for quality patient care. In 2011, SGMC’s MHCS was recognized as […]

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SGMC Announces Heart Health Expo and Other Events

Posted on: January 31st, 2012

1/31/2012 February is Heart Health Month and SGMC’s Dasher Heart Center is planning various activities to promote community awareness of heart disease. Every year about 785,000 Americans have a first heart attack; another 470,000 who have already had one or more heart attacks have another attack. To kickoff the month SGMC employees are encouraged to […]

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SGMC’s Lab Re-Accredited

Posted on: January 26th, 2012

The Commission on Laboratory Accreditation of the College of American Pathologist (CAP) has awarded re-accreditation to the South Georgia Medical Center Main Laboratory. The re-accreditation is awarded based on the results of a recent onsite inspection and the lab’s compliance with all CAP accreditation standards.“Hospital laboratories contribute to the quality of patient care by providing […]

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South Georgia Medical Center Provides Support to Help Mend Little Hearts

Posted on: January 25th, 2012

South Georgia Medical Center is raising awareness about pediatric heart defects and disease through a new local support group, Mended Little Hearts.  As the first organization in the state to charter a Mended Little Hearts program, SGMC hopes to provide families in Valdosta and surrounding areas with the support they need to face the challenge […]

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Louis Smith Memorial Hospital Honored for Achievements in Patient Safety

Posted on: January 12th, 2012

Louis Smith Memorial Hospital received two prestigious awards from the Georgia Hospital Association at the recent Patient Safety Summit. The awards recognized the Chronic Disease Registry and the Taking Care of Our Own emergency medical training program developed by LSMH. Pictured L-R: Bill Wilson, Louis Smith Hospital Quality/Risk Manager; Joseph Parker, Georgia Hospital Association President; […]

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Portion of Cowart Street to be Closed for SGMC Construction

Posted on: January 6th, 2012

Beginning Monday January 9, 2012, a section of Cowart Street will be closed for approximately six months during which time SGMC will be constructing a new generator building.The generator building will be located to the east of the new parking deck adjacent to the rear of the cafeteria. It will house diesel generators that will […]

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SGMC’s First Baby of the New Year

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012

The first baby of 2012 arrived at The Birthplace at SGMC at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, January 1st.  Baby Vincent Landon Patterson was born to happy parents Monica and Jared Patterson.  Little Vincent weighed 7 lbs and 11 ounces.  As the first baby of 2012, SGMC nurses representing Labor and Delivery, Nursery and Post-Partum presented […]

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