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Exciting Venture Addresses Need for Primary Care for the Uninsured


South Georgia Medical Center and the Partnership Health Center have collaborated to increase primary care access. With SGMC’s support, the Partnership Health Center has moved from its original location on Woodrow Wilson Drive to the Ralph Council Medical Building at 520 Griffin Avenue (Statenville Hwy) in Valdosta.

Diabetes Support Group Hosts Grocery Store Tour


Approximately 1.1 million people in Georgia, or 14.2 percent of the adult population, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Each year, an estimated 60,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with diabetes, and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center seeks to help those diagnosed live a healthier lifestyle.

Pearlman Cancer Center Receives CoC Outstanding Achievement Award


The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center recently received the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

SGMC Donates $2,000 to Second Harvest


South Georgia Medical Center presented a $2,000 check to Second Harvest of South Georgia on Thursday, March 9 to aid relief efforts from the recent tornadoes impacting South Georgia.

Evans Named Interim Chief Executive Officer


Heath A. Evans, FACHE, has been named South Georgia Medical Center’s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Community to Celebrate Cancer Survivors with Annual Dinner


On Friday, March 17, the American Cancer Society and SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) invite cancer survivors and their caregiver to experience the annual Survivors Dinner at Cross Pointe Church in Valdosta from 6-7:30 pm.

SGMC Among First Hospitals in South Georgia to Offer Implantable Defibrillator


South Georgia Medical Center is among the first hospitals in South Georgia to offer the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System, the world's first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Terry Named February DAISY Recipient


Tanya Terry, registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for February.

Love Honored as Most Valuable Employee


Laura Love, Director of Community Relations and Interim Director of Marketing at South Georgia Medical Center, was named the 2017 Most Valuable Employee by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. The award, presented by TeamTemps Personnel Staffing, recognizes an individual who possesses impressive job knowledge and extraordinary work ethics, while demonstrating commendable effort in the workplace.

SGMC Raises Awareness of Heart Valve Disease


This Feb. 22, South Georgia Medical Center is proud to participate in National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. More than 5 million Americans have heart valve disease (HVD); which can cause heart attacks, arrhythmia, congestive heart failure, and other heart disease—significantly impacting quality of life and even leading to death.

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


The Georgia Power Foundation awarded $10,000 to South Georgia Medical Center’s Foundation last week to benefit Hospice of South Georgia and Langdale Hospice House.

SGMC Honors Team as Hospital Heroes


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County Georgia honored a group of individuals as Hospital Heroes at its February Board of Directors meeting for their team approach to excellent care of a stroke patient.

SGMC Outpatient Plaza Hosts Valwood Student Art Show


Valwood School students, from kindergarteners to 5th graders, will showcase their artistic talents in “Recovering the Masters,” beginning Feb. 27 at the SGMC Outpatient Plaza.

SGMC Mammography Patients Feel the Love on Valentine's


This Valentine’s Day, SGMC receptionist Darleen Hendley wanted to make sure all mammography patients at the SGMC Women’s Imaging Center felt loved. To do this, Hendley gathered dozens of pink and red carnations and attached hand written love notes to each one.

Stone Creek Ladies' Golf Association presents check to benefit local cancer patients


The Stone Creek Ladies' Golf Association (SCLGA) recently donated $4,000 to the South Georgia Medical Center Foundation to benefit SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC).