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About South Georgia Medical Center

South Georgia Medical Center is a not-for-profit medical system dedicated to being the leader in improving the health, wellness and quality of life in the community.

With 418 licensed beds and more than 300 affiliated physicians and 2,600 employees, SGMC, its campuses, and affiliates provide a broad range of high quality healthcare services. SGMC is located in Valdosta, Georgia and serves 380,000 residents across a 15-county service area.

SGMC is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the highest mark of quality in the healthcare field, and has earned additional recognition at the state and national level.  

SGMC was established to care for the sick and injured, regardless of sex, race, creed, color, nationality, handicap or disability. A self-supporting medical system, SGMC proudly provides care for the sick and injured with no local tax support. Because SGMC is publicly owned and operated, any earnings are reinvested back into the system's facilities and services. This also allows SGMC to fund valuable outreach and education programs that benefit local students, seniors, the uninsured and many others. View the 2014 Community Benefit Report to learn more about those efforts.

SGMC is a member of:
  • The American Hospital Association
  • The Georgia Hospital Association
  • The Southwest Georgia Hospital District
  • Vizient MidSouth
  • Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals
SGMC is licensed by:
  • The Georgia Department of Human Resources
SGMC has been approved by:
  • The Department of Health and Human Services for participation in the Medicare Program
  • The State of Georgia Department of Human Resources for participation in Medicaid Service
  • The State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services for participation in Medicaid Service

Economic Impact

In 2012, South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Smith Northview Campus generated more than $701 million in revenue for the local and state economy according to a report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, SGMC provided approximately $30 million in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 5,400 full-and part-time jobs throughout Valdosta and the rest of the state. Read more here.