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Valdosta Physician Gives Presidential Address


South Georgia Medical Center physician, Maurice Solis, MD, FACS of SGMC CardioVascular Institute in Valdosta, recently attended the fourth annual scientific sessions of the Georgia Vascular Society (GVS) at the Ritz Carlton, Reynolds at Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Georgia.

SGMC Urges Greater Awareness of PAD


Eighteen million Americans suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD) which is potentially life threatening, and if left untreated can have grave consequences.

Davis Honored with DAISY Nursing Award


Lara Davis, Labor and Delivery Nurse, became the first recipient of The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses at South Georgia Medical Center on Wednesday.

SGMC Hosts Prostate Cancer Screenings


September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and SGMC will be holding a free prostate cancer screening on Thursday, Sept. 22 from 6-7:30 pm at the Pearlman Cancer Center.

Christian Love Church Hosts “Serenity, an Inspirational Comedy”


The Health & Wellness Ministry at Christian Love Bible Baptist Church will host a special stage performance entitled “Serenity, an Inspirational Comedy” at 6pm on Saturday, Sept. 17.

SGMC Adjusts Facility Schedules & Postpones Elective Surgeries


With the impending Tropical Storm Hermine, South Georgia Medical Center, its campuses and affiliates are adjusting hours of operation for Friday, September 2.

Volunteers Use Talents to Support Cancer Patients


If you knit, crochet or sew and have a desire to do something to benefit area cancer patients, consider joining the Chemo Cap Brigade, a group of volunteers at South Georgia Medical Center.

SGMC Welcomes Neonatologist


Corné Maydell, MD, is a pediatrician specializing in Neonatology. Dr. Maydell is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics, and Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine.

Hospital Authority Board Names Hospital Heroes for August


Family member of patient details experience, highlighting individuals who cared for her by name.

Dementia Caregivers Support Group Forms at SGMC Berrien Campus


SGMC Berrien Campus is starting a free support group for individuals who care for loved ones diagnosed with dementia.

A “Chilling” Discovery Saves Cardiac Arrest Patients


Induced Hypothermia Preserves Brain Function

Responding to the Cardiac Needs of a First Responder


Retired Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department Captain Carl Smith Thankful for SGMC

Newton Receives Vascular Access Certification


South Georgia Medical Center congratulates Denah Newton, RN, for receiving Vascular Access Certification (VA-BC) from the Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC).

Extraordinary Nurses to be Recognized at SGMC


Nurses at South Georgia Medical Center’s campuses and affiliates will soon be honored with The DAISY Award For Extraordinary Nurses, a program that recognizes the super-human efforts nurses perform every day.

O'Steen Subaru and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Deliver Gestures of Hope for Subaru Love Promise

Laura Jones, Chief Therapist, Pearlman Cancer Center; Dr. John Devine, Pearlman Cancer Center Radiation Oncologist; Tricia Hernandez, GA Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; Jason Archer, Partner with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta; Chip O’Steen, Partner with O’Steen Subaru of Valdosta and Laura Love, SGMC Community Relations Director.


Subaru of America and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) are working together to provide much needed support and “warmth” to cancer patients and their families in communities across the country.

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.

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