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SGMC Honors Retired Radiologist with Naming

Posted on: June 13th, 2013

Dr. Charles F. Hobby, a recently retired radiologist who practiced medicine at South Georgia Medical Center for over 40 years, was honored June 13, 2013 with the naming of the Charles F. Hobby, MD Interventional Radiology Unit at the SGMC Main Campus. The honor was bestowed upon Dr. Hobby by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia in recognition of Dr. Hobby’s long years of valuable service. Dr. Hobby is joined by members of the Special Procedures Team (L-R) Kathi Wright, RT-R; Marsha McCord, RT-R; Dr. Thomas Lott, Belinda Grant, RT-R. Bottom row (L-R) Sarah Corbett, RN; Gloria McCann, RT-R; and Vernon Jackson, RT-R. Valdosta, GA – Dr. Charles F. Hobby, a recently retired radiologist who practiced medicine at South Georgia Medical Center for over 40 years, was honored today, June 13, 2013 with the naming of the interventional radiology suite at the SGMC Main Campus. The honor was bestowed upon Dr. Hobby by the Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia in recognition of Dr. Hobby’s long years of valuable service. At the 8 am ceremony, family members, peers, members of hospital administration and medical imaging staff were on hand for the unveiling of the signage for the Charles F. Hobby, M.D. Interventional Radiology Unit.  Dr. Hobby received national certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology in November 1994.  He served in numerous leadership roles at SGMC including his chairmanship of the Medical Executive Committee, Chief of the Radiology Service and as a longtime member of the SGMC Foundation Board of Trustees.  According to SGMC CEO Randy Sauls, Dr. Hobby was the physician champion who worked to implement this subspecialty of interventional radiology at SGMC over 20 years ago.  Last year, approximately 4000 interventional radiology procedures were performed at SGMC.  Interventional radiologists use minimally invasive techniques to treat many conditions that once required an operation. This highly specialized practice uses tiny catheters and miniature instruments threaded through the body’s network of arteries, veins or other tubular structures, allowing physicians to perform a variety of complex diagnostic and interventional procedures related to the vascular system, lymphatic system, biliary system and kidneys.For more information on interventional radiology at SGMC, please visit www.sgmc.org.

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