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South Georgia Medical Center Announces $3.5 Million Gift from the Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation for SGMC’s Main Campus Expansion Project

Posted on: June 29th, 2022

South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC), a not-for-profit medical system serving 15 counties and nearly 400,000 patients annually, recently received a $3.5 million gift commitment from the Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation for SGMC’s main campus building project. The $125 million project includes a new Women and Infant’s Center, Emergency Department, and main campus redesign.  The impact that this generous gift will have on the lives of the patients SGMC serves is remarkable.   

The new 145,000 square foot three-story tower will create a state-of-the-art Women and Infant’s Center that matches and enhances SGMC’s clinical excellence. The new Emergency Department’s more efficient design flow, larger and additional trauma rooms, and a fast track and results waiting area will dramatically enhance the experience patients have when they visit the ER. South Georgia Medical Center provides care to 90,000 patients that visit the Emergency Department each year. The new ER is critical in continuing to care for South Georgians, especially in the midst of a life-threatening event.  Additional enhancements include a campus redesign with a connector boulevard and wellness park. 

“The Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation has a long-time history of philanthropic support to the SGMC Foundation. Transformative gifts like this are not just about redesigning a campus but preparing for the future healthcare needs of the communities that we serve. We are working at every level to expand our reach, support our community health care needs, and propel the future of medicine in South Georgia. It is the goal of the SGMC Foundation to join together as a community to raise $10 million in donations towards this worthy project. We are extremely grateful to the Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation for this leadership gift,” says Hilary Gibbs, VP and Chief Development Officer for the SGMC Foundation, Inc. 

Mr. Harley Langdale, Jr., the Foundation’s namesake, was a founding member of the SGMC Foundation Board of Trustees, Treasurer, and member of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Hospital Authority for 23 years, and a champion for access to quality healthcare in South Georgia during his extraordinary life. “We are truly grateful to the Harley Langdale, Jr. Foundation for this exceptionally generous gift that will make a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve throughout South Georgia and surrounding counties,” says Ronnie Dean, President and CEO of the South Georgia Health System.  

About the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation  

South Georgia Medical Center Foundation Inc. was founded in 1978. The SGMC Foundation exists to support the development and excellence in healthcare at South Georgia Medical Center.  

About South Georgia Medical Center 

A self-supporting medical system, South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) proudly provides care for over 400,000 residents across a 15-county area. SGMC operates as a Regional Health System with over 400 physicians, 600 providers and 3,000 employees. In addition to South Georgia Medical Center’s main campus in Valdosta, SGMC operates four off-site campuses—the SGMC Smith Northview Campus in North Valdosta, SGMC Berrien Campus in Nashville, and SGMC Lanier Campus and SGMC Lakeland Villa in Lakeland. The South Georgia Health System also operates 11 primary care offices and 22 specialty care offices. South Georgia Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical system dedicated to being the leader in improving health, wellness, and quality of life in the communities which it serves. Discover more at