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SGMC Nurses Attain National Certification in Emergency Nursing

Posted on: June 20th, 2011

6/20/2011 Six Emergency Department nurses at South Georgia Medical Center have successfully completed the examination for national certification in emergency nursing, administered by the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN). Registered Nurses Allison Close, Tina Daniels, Nikki Hall, Mesheal Leverett, Karen Joyce and Joey Smith were recently notified of their achievement. The credentials following […]

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SGMC’s Mindy Bates Recognized as G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador

Posted on: June 14th, 2011

Mindy Bates Mindy Bates has been named as South Georgia Medical Center’s G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador. Created by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), this designation celebrates and showcases the commitment and caring that hospital employees bring to their job, community and to the Georgia healthcare industry. The G.R.E.A.T. Ambassador Program, which stands for Giving Recognition for Excellence, […]

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Valwood Students Donate Books to SGMC

Posted on: May 26th, 2011

5/26/2011 Jennifer Hornkohl’s fifth grade class from Valwood School recently presented a large box of new books to the South Georgia Medical Center Pediatric unit. The students were given the opportunity to organize their own fundraiser and select the recipients.  Pictured here are SGMC Pediatrics nurse Wendy Livington and fifth graders Brody Anderson, Georgia Booth, […]

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Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo at SGMC

Posted on: May 26th, 2011

Texas Roadhouse’s Andy Armadillo shakes hands with 9-year-old Bradley Dart while visiting South Georgia Medical Center’s Pediatric unit on Thursday. Andy stopped by the hospital to cheer up the young patients and to present treat bags donated by the restaurant.

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SGMC Names the Paramedic and Rookie of the Year

Posted on: May 19th, 2011

Pictured L-R: SGMC EMS Chief Tim Brogdon, Paramedic of the Year Jeremy Norman, Rookie of the Year Beth Merrill, Assistant Administrator for Ancillary Services George Hardy, and Administrator Randy Sauls pose for photographs after the ceremony commemorating EMS Week. Norman and Merrill were selected by their peers for demonstrating leadership and an outstanding commitment to […]

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SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins

Posted on: May 16th, 2011

Randy Sauls, SGMC Administrator and COO, accepts a check for $40,000 on behalf of the hospital Foundation from Doris Welch, SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary President. The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded patches and pins for hours of service and presented scholarships at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon.Auxiliary members receiving patches for 50 hours […]

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SGMC Announces Acquisition of Smith Northview Hospital

Posted on: May 13th, 2011

SGMC Announces Acquisition of Smith Northview HospitalThe Board of Trustees of Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia, d/b/a South Georgia Medical Center and the Board of Directors of Smith Northview Hospital jointly announce that SGMC is acquiring Smith Northview Hospital for approximately forty million dollars and the assumption of some existing debt.Health care […]

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SGMC Celebrates National Hospital Week

Posted on: May 9th, 2011

South Georgia Medical Center will honor its employees in a variety of ways during National Hospital Week which begins Sunday, May 8, and runs through May 14.The hospital kicked-off its celebration a little early with the announcement of its Excellence in Nursing Award winners on Wednesday, May 4.“For the past five years, healthcare providers in […]

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Opera Concert to Benefit Pearlman Cancer Center

Posted on: April 19th, 2011

4/19/2011 The South Georgia Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual Valdosta Bel Canto Concert at the Park Avenue United Methodist Church on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. Bel Canto (Beautiful Singing) is a musical concert by internationally known singers from the Metropolitan Opera. This year’s performance features Accompanist, Michael Wittenburg […]

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SGMC Announces a program of Surgical Robotics Using the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System

Posted on: April 12th, 2011

4/12/2011 South Georgia Medical Center is pleased to introduce the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System to our operating room and to our community. The arrival of the da Vinci Surgical System marks the beginning of a robotic-assisted surgery program at SGMC.According to SGMC Chief of Staff Bolan P. Woodward, MD, “Surgical robotics is the next […]

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