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SGMC Named Top 10 Georgia Hospital for Heart and Spine Care

Posted on: January 5th, 2011

South Georgia Medical Center has been recognized as a top 10 Georgia hospital for cardiac and spine care.  The rankings were compiled by Healthgrades, Inc, a leading healthcare ratings organization, using data reported to the state and federal government and published in the December issue of Georgia Trend Magazine.In the Georgia Trend report, SGMC ranked […]

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SGMC is Now Offering Infant CPR Classes in Area Health Departments

Posted on: January 4th, 2011

1/4/2011 South Georgia Medical Center’s Women and Children Department is now offering Infant CPR classes in Health Departments in Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Lanier, and Lowndes counties. Classes will be offered every other month for expecting parents or parents with children less than a year old. Parents will be taught basic CPR techniques, Sudden Infant […]

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SGMC Welcomes “New Year’s Baby”

Posted on: January 1st, 2011

Whitney Webb and Brian Roy are the proud parents of the SGMC New Year’s Baby. Baby Brayden, who was born at 3:25 p.m. on January 1st, 2011, weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz.For being the first baby born at SGMC in 2011, the Women and Children’s staff presented the new mom and baby with […]

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Honor a Loved One with the SGMC Love Light Tree

Posted on: December 14th, 2010

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 addition, […]

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Volunteer Auxiliary Installs New Officers & Awards Pins

Posted on: October 16th, 2010

The South Georgia Medical Center Volunteer Auxiliary installed new officers at their annual luncheon on September 24, 2010 and presented patches and pins for hours of service. Auxiliary officers for Fiscal Year 2011 are: President, Doris Welch; President-Elect, Nancy Cunningham; Vice President, Jeanette Roberson; Treasurer, Evelyn Harrell; Recording Secretary, Ann Harris; Corresponding Secretary, Cora Crosby […]

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SGMC Employees Receive Flu Shots

Posted on: October 6th, 2010

10/6/2010 Demonstrating her commitment to the importance of an annual flu shot, SGMC Chief Medical Officer Kim Megow, MD, volunteered her time to give Katherine Harper, RN, a flu shot at Wednesday’s “Say Boo to the Flu” vaccination drive for SGMC employees. SGMC encourages its staff, as well as all members of the community, to […]

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Call. Schedule. PREVENT!

Posted on: September 22nd, 2010

9/22/2010 SGMC will hold it’s annual Clinical Breast Cancer Screening on October 14, 2010 at the Pearlman Cancer Center from 5pm – 7pm. Screenings are FREE! Register today under Classes & Events or call 229-333-1074.Registration is required to be seen the day of the screening!

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Diabetes Patient Speaks Out About Taking Control of the Disease

Posted on: September 15th, 2010

9/15/2010 South Georgia Medical Center’s Diabetes Management Center will host its monthly Life with Diabetes session on Monday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. at the Diabetes ManagementCenter. This month’s meeting will have special guest, Garland Stephens, member of the sanofi-aventis A1C Champions, which is a patient led approach to diabetes education. Garland’s presentation will cover […]

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Diabetes Physician Dies

Posted on: September 10th, 2010

South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center are saddened to announce the death of Endocrinologist Enrico Ruffy, MD on Friday, September 3. Dr. Ruffy had been affiliated with SGMC for the past two years and treated patients at SGMC’s Diabetes Management Center. Randy Sauls, SGMC administrator, expressed condolences on behalf of the hospital. Sauls […]

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SGMC Awarded Accreditation from the Joint Commission

Posted on: September 2nd, 2010

By demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety, South Georgia Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalTM. The Joint Commission conducted an unannounced, on-site evaluation of SGMC earlier this year. The accreditation award recognizes SGMC’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s National Patient […]

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