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SMITH Northview’s Joseph M. Still Burn Clinic Celebrates its First Anniversary

Posted on: December 7th, 2011

12/7/2011 Shamb Purohit, SMITH Northview CFO and Hermann Orlet, MD Today, December 7, 2011 marks the first anniversary of the establishment of the Joseph M. Still Outpatient Burn Clinic at SMITH Northview Hospital. The clinic brings high-quality, convenient burn care to residents. Since its establishment, the clinic has treated over 2,081 patients from over 175 […]

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Young Promoted at SGMC

Posted on: November 21st, 2011

SGMC congratulates Bridgett Young, RN, OCN, for her recent promotion to Director of Cancer Services for the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Young has worked for SGMC for more than 14 years as a staff nurse, patient care coordinator and nurse manager.  As SGMC’s Director of Cancer Services, Young is now responsible for the strategic planning, […]

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Silver Cross Society Dinner 2011

Posted on: November 18th, 2011

11/18/2011 Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Dasher, Jr, enjoy the company of Mr. & Mrs. Hobert Hodge at the 2011 Silver Cross Society dinner help recently at the Valdosta County Club. In celebration of another successful year, the distinguished members of the Silver Cross Society of the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation celebrated on Tuesday, November […]

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Groundbreaking Marks the Largest Expansion in SGMC’s History

Posted on: November 3rd, 2011

South Georgia Medical Center hosted a community groundbreaking celebration for the new Dasher Heart Center and 5-Story Patient Tower on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, on the 10th anniversary of the first open heart surgery and percutaneous intervention (angioplasty) at the Dasher Heart Center at SGMC. The ceremony also marked the kick off for the $4.1 […]

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SGMC Ambulances Now Equipped with Electronic Patient Records

Posted on: October 31st, 2011

Although electronic data transfer through wireless systems is commonplace in most hospitals, having this same capability in a moving ambulance has been more difficult to achieve.  South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services now has this state-of-the-art wireless capability and it is a win-win for patients and staff alike. “Each on-duty paramedic or EMT is […]

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South Georgia Medical Center Emergency Department Visits Dewar Elementary for Teddy Bear Clinic

Posted on: October 17th, 2011

On Tuesday, October 11, members of the SGMC Emergency Department provided a mobile Teddy Bear Clinic for several classes at Dewar Elementary School. Students brought their stuffed animals in for a check-up, while ED nurses discussed safety and health promotion. SGMC brought a special visitor, the Cat in the Hat, who read a safety story […]

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Williams is New Outpatient Program Director at Greenleaf Center

Posted on: October 12th, 2011

10/12/2011 Licensed professional counselor and acting clinical director for Inpatient Services Kelly Williams is the new Outpatient program director at Greenleaf Center. Williams will continue to maintain her role as acting clinical director for Inpatient Services in addition to her promotion. Williams has been with Greenleaf for over five years and has proven to be […]

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SGMC and YMCA Hosted a Lunch and Learn on “Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke”

Posted on: October 4th, 2011

10/4/2011 South Georgia Medical Center and the YMCA hosted a lunch and learn about the dangers of Stroke on Wednesday, September at the YMCA. Guest speaker, Dr. Brian Dawson, Neurologist, discussed the signs and symptoms of a stroke and talked about the new Stroke program at SGMC. Stroke is a leading cause of death in […]

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Sheila Sheppard Joins Greenleaf as the Director of Nursing

Posted on: September 29th, 2011

9/29/2011 Greenleaf Center is proud to announce that Sheila Sheppard is the new Director of Nursing. Sheppard received her ASN from Gulf Coast Community College, her BSN from Florida State University, and her MSN from the University of Phoenix. She has also completed 36 hours of doctoral study. Sheppard comes to Greenleaf after providing leadership […]

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SGMC’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program Re-Certified by Industry Leader

Posted on: September 8th, 2011

9/8/2011 South Georgia Medical Center is proud to announce the re-certification of its cardiac rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) for another 3-year period. The re-certification recognizes SGMC for its commitment to improving the quality of life by enhancing standards of care. Cardiac rehabilitation programs are designed to help […]

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