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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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SGMC Employees Go Above and Beyond

Posted on: December 22nd, 2011

Pictured from left to right: Shular Yearby, Kellie Brogdon, Helen Baker, Ellen Moore, Diane Mauldin, Marsha Lawrence South Georgia Medical Center employees go above and beyond to help deserving families. For nearly three decades the SGMC Care Share program has been providing families with food and toys for the holidays. This year, the program collected enough […]

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Brogdon Receives Prestigious Governor’s Public Safety Award

Posted on: December 14th, 2011

12/14/2011 South Georgia Medical Center’s Chief of Mobile Healthcare Services, Tim Brogdon, was honored with the Governor’s Public Safety Award on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at The Capitol in Atlanta. The Governor’s Public Safety Awards recognize individuals for heroic actions and overwhelming contributions to public safety professions. “Tim Brogdon is one of the most respected […]

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SGMC Named Top 10 Georgia Hospital for Spine Surgery and Heart Surgery

Posted on: December 8th, 2011

12/8/2011 South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as a top-10 Georgia hospital for spine surgery and cardiac surgery for the second consecutive year. In the Georgia Trend report, SGMC ranked fourth in the state of Georgia for spine surgery and seventh for cardiac surgery. The awards recognize quality outcomes and low patient mortality rates […]

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2011 Love Light Tree to benefit Stories of Healing Campaign

Posted on: December 7th, 2011

12/7/2011 This holiday season, you can honor a loved one or memorialize a loved one who has passed away by donating a tax-deductible gift of $15 or more to the South Georgia Medical Center Love Light Tree. For your gift, a personalized ornament will be placed on the tree located in SGMC’s main lobby. In […]

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