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Hospital Authority

As a public hospital, an eight-member Hospital Authority governs SGMC. Both the City Council of Valdosta and the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners appoint the representatives who serve on the Authority. Each group appoints four representatives who each serve a 5-year term. Authority members are community leaders who serve the hospital voluntarily. It's a labor-intensive job for which no Authority member receives any monetary compensation.

In terms of governance, the Authority has the ultimate decision-making ability when it comes to the hospital. The Authority is subject to the Hospital Authorities Law of the Code of Georgia.

Notice of Regular Meetings

Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, Georgia
Board of Trustees and Committees

The time, place, and dates of the regular meetings of the Board of Trustees and Committees of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia are as follows:
  
Board of Trustees
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The third Wednesday of each calendar month

Finance Committee
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The Tuesday immediately preceding the third Wednesday of each calendar month

Building and Grounds Committee
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The second Thursday of each calendar month

Personnel/Trust Committee
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The second Tuesday of each calendar month

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety Committee
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Place: The Executive Boardroom of South Georgia Medical Center, located at 2501 North Patterson Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31602
Dates: The second Wednesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December)

The Board of Trustees or a Committee of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia may postpone or cancel a regular meeting in its discretion.

Executive sessions of the Board of Trustees or a Committee of the Hospital Authority will be closed to the public.

Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County Members

Sam Allen, Chairman
E. Cameron Hickman, Vice Chairman
John W. Langdale, Jr.,  Treasurer
William S. Cowart
Tim Dame
Gregory Powell
Mary Margaret Richardson, RN, MSN, Ed.D.
John Roan, DDS