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Swilley Named Hospital Hero

Posted on: June 22nd, 2020
SGMC President and CEO Ronald E. Dean presents the Hospital Hero Award to Cathy Swiller, Nurse Manager.

The Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County, Georgia recognized Cathy Swilley as the June Hospital Hero. 

Swilley is the Nurse Manager for Women and Children’s Services and has been with SGMC for 24 years. 

She was recognized for her recent acts of human kindness during the increase of covid-19 positives in Echols County. Upon learning that covid-19 had impacted the migrant farmworker community, she immediately started working to help the Migrant Farmworkers Clinic. She reached out to her friends on social media asking for possible donations. Through her outreach, Swilley was able to coordinate a significant donation to the clinic which included 100 cloth masks, 800 lbs of food, bags of toiletries and hand sanitizer, and non-touch digital thermometers. 

Swilley’s dad was a farmer and she says she knows how important this community is to the agriculture industry. “God laid this on my heart. I had to help,” she said. “I put one post on Facebook and that was all it took. Some mighty warriors for God heard my cry for help.”

According to Assistant Chief Nursing Officer Cherise Giddens, “Cathy is known throughout the community and at SGMC for her kind and loving heart.  We are so blessed to have Cathy as part of our team. She truly represents what all of us are striving for every day at SGMC- Human Kindness!”