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Garland Named DAISY Nursing Honoree


Betsy Garland, Registered Nurse at Hospice of South Georgia, received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

SGMC Ranks 4-Stars for Quality


South Georgia Medical Center recently received a 4-star overall quality rating from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The rating can be found on the website, www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare.

SGMC Seeks to Keep Nursing Talent in the South


According to the American Journal of Medical Quality, a shortage of nurses is projected to spread across the country between 2009 and 2030, with the most intense shortfall in the South and West. South Georgia Medical Center took the opportunity to partner with neighboring colleges and universities last week in an effort to keep area nurses local.

McFarland Honored as Hospital Hero


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County recognized Stacy McFarland, Speech and Language Pathologist at the SGMC Lanier Campus as the February Hospital Hero.

Surgical Practice of Dr. Pat Pennington Moving to SGMC Professional Building


South Georgia Medical Center announces the relocation of the general, vascular and thoracic surgery practice of G.P. “Pat” Pennington, MD, PhD, to the SGMC Professional Building, 2409 North Patterson St., Suite 200. The move is effective February 18, 2019.

Turner Honored as Excellent Nurse


Kayla Turner, Registered Nurse on 5 West at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for January.

Wallace Honored as SGMC Hospital Hero


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County presented DeKoya Wallace with January’s Hospital Hero award.

SGMC Contributes Funds for Car Seats


On January 3, SGMC officials presented members of the Safe Kids Lowndes County Coalition with a generous $1000 check that will be used to purchase infant car seats and kid’s booster seats.

SGMC Hosts Honor Walk in Tribute of Organ Donor


South Georgia Medical Center physicians and staff recently participated in its first Honor Walk to recognize an organ donor for giving the gift of life.

SGMC Volunteer Auxiliary presents stockings to newborns during Christmas


South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary presents a Christmas stocking and santa hat to Avery Yarbrough, daughter of Derrick and Kayla Yarbrough.

Whitaker Named December DAISY Honoree


Miracle Whitaker, Registered Nurse on 5 West at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses for December.

Lanier Campus Conducting Health Needs Assessment


SGMC Promotes Nijem to Director of Internal Audit


South Georgia Medical Center has named Amanda Nijem as the Director of Internal Audit for SGMC and its affiliated campuses.

Tree House Employees and Volunteers Named SGMC Hospital Heroes


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County recognized employees and volunteers of the Tree House, a local thrift store, as hospital heroes for November.

SGMC Honors Employees 5 Year Milestones


SGMC held a reception on Tuesday to honor employees who reached their five year service milestone.

SGMC Campuses Recognized for Promoting Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation


South Georgia Medical Center and its campuses were among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign, the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

SGMC Unveils Healer’s Touch Statue to Honor Nurses


Last week, SGMC unveiled a statue, called the Healer's Touch, which now sits in the main hospital entrance. The statue serves to raise awareness of the hospital’s DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing program and is a larger version of the ones given to honorees.

GA Power Foundation Donates $10,000 Gift to SGMC Foundation


Georgia Power Foundation donated $10,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation in October to support SGMC Foundation’s Commit to Innovate Campaign. The donation is the second gift of $10,000 toward the campaign.

Inpatient Rehab honored as Hospital Heroes


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County Georgia presented the Inpatient Rehabilitation staff with Hospital Hero awards at the October Hospital Authority Meeting.

SGMC Acquires Surgical Associates of Valdosta


South Georgia Medical Center has purchased Surgical Associates of Valdosta, the general and vascular surgery practice of Drs. Harvey Miller, Dallas Miller and David K. Parker.

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