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SGMC Receives Resuscitation Gold Award

Members of the Resuscitation Team accept the 2016 Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award at the June meeting of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA.


South Georgia Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Resuscitation Gold Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the treatment of patients who suffer cardiac arrests while in the hospital.

SGMC Nurses Receive Excellence Awards


Nursing, or Patient Care Services as it is commonly called, is a vitally important function in all healthcare organizations.

SGMC Receives AHA/ASA Target Stroke Honor Roll-GOLD Elite Plus Award

Members of SGMC’s Stroke Program accepted the AHA/ASA Target Stroke Honor Roll-GOLD Elite Plus Award at the June meeting of the Hospital Authority of Valdosta-Lowndes County, GA.


South Georgia Medical Center has received its second consecutive American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines?-Stroke Gold Plus Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll Elite Plus.

SGMC Begins Training for Epic Initiaitve


Monday marked an important event in SGMC’s history as nearly 60 members of the Epic team gathered for orientation. The team will be responsible for developing and implementing SGMC’s new electronic health record (EHR) system, known as Epic.

SGMC Presents Lifetime of Service Awards to Volunteer Chaplains

Dr. Henry Wright and Rev. John L. Akers receive Lifetime of Service Awards for their 43 years of service as SGMC Volunteer Chaplains.


South Georgia Medical Center presented Rev. John L. Akers and Dr. Henry Wright with Lifetime of Service Awards for their 43 years of service as volunteer chaplains.

SGMC Celebrates Grand Re-Opening of Golden Galleria

Members of SGMC’s Volunteer Auxiliary and hospital leadership cut a pink ribbon on Monday to celebrate the grand re-opening of The Golden Galleria.


South Georgia Medical Center celebrated the re-opening of its Golden Galleria boutique with a ribbon cutting on Monday, June 13.

SGMC Participates in Safe to Sleep Initiative


Every week three infants in Georgia die due to sleep-related causes, many of which are preventable. Today, SGMC launched a Safe to Sleep initiative in partnership with the Georgia Children’s Cabinet and the Georgia Department of Public Health to prevent sleep-related infant deaths.

Teens Contribute to Community and Gain Experience Through Summer Volunteer Program


South Georgia Medical Center welcomes 31 Youth Volunteers to its annual summer program, Canopy of Care.

VSU Nursing Students Complete Cardiovascular Internship at SGMC

VSU Nursing Students Aaron Louviere and Lorrie Wicks with SGMC CEO Dr. Raymond Snead


Aaron Louviere and Lorrie Wicks, senior students at the Valdosta State University College of Nursing, recently completed South Georgia Medical Center’s Cardiovascular Internship Program.

SGMC Honors Service of Volunteer Auxiliary

A few of SGMC’s Volunteer “Red Coats” Bob Harris, Howard Brock, James Biles, Lewis Herrin, and Bob Tlusty enjoy a luncheon honoring auxiliary members on May 11.


South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded pins to members for lifetime hours of service.

Hospital Heroes Save Fellow Employee's Life

SGMC Lanier Campus Administrator Jan Myers, Mike Unwin, EMT, Cheryl Unwin, LPN, Theresa Gloster, RN, Ashley Cason, RN and SGMC Lakeland Villa Administrator Geoff Hardy


It was business as usual at the SGMC Lanier Campus, until one employee went into cardiac arrest prompting fellow employees to save her life.

SGMC Lanier Campus Donates $2,000 to the American Cancer Society


The employees at the SGMC Lanier Campus recently contributed $2000 to the American Cancer Society for the Lanier County Relay for Life.

St. John’s the Evangelist School donates DVD’s to SGMC

Amanda Lucas, St. John’s the Evangelist School Kindergarten teacher, Laura Love, SGMC Director of Community Relations, Peggy Knight, Nurse Manager SGMC Women and Children, Elizabeth Vickers, SGMC Foundation Executive, Wendy Livingston, Clinical Resource Nurse, SGMC Women and Children.


On Wednesday, May 4 Amanda Lucas’ Kindergarten class from St. John’s the Evangelist School donated nearly 200 DVD’s to the Pediatric floor at South Georgia Medical Center.

SGMC Named COPD Top Performer by Vizient MidSouth

Administrative Director of Pulmonary Services Mickey Whatley BS, RRT, RCP, and Clinical Informatics Analysis/Diagnostic Supervisor Georgia Cochran BS, RRT, RCT, display the 2015 COPD Top Performer Award along with a check representing the total savings of Vizient MidSouth’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Collaborative.


On April 20, 2016, South Georgia Medical Center was named a COPD Top Performer at the Vizient MidSouth’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Collaborative held in Macon, Georgia.

Dogwood Senior Health Center Dances with the Stars


SGMC's Dogwood Senior Health Center, located in Berrien County, recently helped sponsor the Alzheimer’s Association Dancing Stars event.

SGMC Foundation Awards the First Annual Jay Shaw Scholarship Award to Lanier County High School Student

Jason Shaw, Libby Shaw, Elizabeth Vickers, and Teighlor Livingston


Lanier High School Senior Teighlor Livingston is the proud recipient of the first annual Jay Shaw Scholarship.

Georgia State Patrol Troopers Honored as Hospital Heroes

Post 31 Valdosta Corporal David Sellars, Trooper First Class Kirk Lund, and Trooper First Class Patrick Orr, SGMC Lab Technologist Lisa Chaney, Trooper Slade Reed Post #13 Tifton, SGMC Interim Lab Director Ron Riffle, and SGMC Chief Operating Officer Heath Evans at the Hospital Authority of Valdosta Lowndes County Board of Directors Meeting on April 20


Troopers of the Georgia State Patrol were honored as South Georgia Medical Center’s Hospital Heroes by the Valdosta-Lowndes County Hospital Authority.

SGMC Celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week


SGMC celebrates National Healthcare Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016. SGMC is thankful for each and every volunteer who serves at our campuses on a daily basis. We appreciate their dedication and time.

Organ Donation- Truly the Ultimate Gift

LifeLink Coordinator Michelle Burkett and SGMC Quality Improvement Specialist Toni Quimby with guest speaker Laurie Carter and her daughters Claire and Emily


Laurie Carter, a resident of Nashville, Georgia, would have never envisioned she’d be speaking at organizations to raise awareness of organ donation, but that’s exactly what she does now.

SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center Receives the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

SGMC Pearlman Cancer Center Physicians & Staff


South Georgia Medical Center’s Pearlman Cancer Center has received the 2016 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Cancer Care

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