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Hospital Authority Honors Pharmacy Tech as Hospital Hero


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA awarded the distinction of Hospital Hero to SGMC Lanier Campus Pharmacy Tech, Rose Benefield, for her exemplary patient care.

SGMC presents check to American Cancer Society for Relay for Life


South Georgia Medical Center recently presented a check for $15,264.21 to the American Cancer Society.

Doug Henderson III Fund Donates to Hospice


Beverly Henderson presented Hospice of South Georgia with an $8,000 donation at their Langdale Hospice House.

Knights of Columbus Donates to The Partnership Cancer Fund


Knights of Columbus donates $3,500 to SGMC Foundation’s Partnership Cancer Fund.

Hospital Authority Recognizes Wiregrass RN Program as Hospital Heroes


The Hospital Authority of Valdosta & Lowndes County, GA awarded the distinction of Hospital Heroes, to our community partner, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, for being named the #1 registered nursing program in Georgia by the RegisteredNursing.org website.

SGMC EMS Chief Bauch Earns Regional Honor as EMS Director of the Year


SGMC Mobile Healthcare Services Chief David Bauch, was recently awarded EMS Director of the Year by the Southwest Georgia Region 8 EMS Council.

SGMC & YMCA offer Summer Safe Sitter


South Georgia Medical Center and the Valdosta-Lowndes County YMCA are teaming up to offer one-day Safe Sitter® courses for boys and girls in grades 6-8 on June 26, July 12 and 22 from 8:30am-3:30pm in the SGMC B-Level Classrooms.

Retterbush Relocates to SGMC Professional Building


The general surgery practice of David W. Retterbush, MD will relocate to the SGMC Professional Building, 2409 North Patterson St., Suite 270, on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Hospitalists Play Key Roles in Meeting Inpatient Care Demands


Physicians at South Georgia Medical Center expect to be asked questions; however, these questions repeat themselves over-and-over on a daily basis. Who are you? Where is my ‘regular’ doctor? What is a hospitalist? It is time for some education!

Canino Honored as DAISY Recipient


Courtney Canino, a registered nurse in South Georgia Medical Center's emergency department was named the May DAISY Award Recipient for Extraordinary Nurses.

SGMC Presents Nurse Awards for Nurses Week


South Georgia Medical Center honored three employees at a recent Nurse Week celebration. SGMC asked nurses and nursing support staff to nominate one registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and patient care technician for a Nursing Excellence Award. Kirbi Spires, RN, Patient Care Coordinator received Nurse Leader of the Year, Holly Turner, LPN, received Nurse of the Year, and Charlene Daniels, CNA received Nurse Assistant of the Year.

First Federal Savings of Valdosta Donates $6,000 to Local Cancer Patients


First Federal Savings of Valdosta presented South Georgia Medical Center Foundation with a $6,000 donation to the Partnership Cancer Fund. Contributions to the Partnership Cancer Fund provide financial assistance to cancer patients undergoing treatment with medically related expenses.

SGMC Honors 2019 Stroke Ambassadors


South Georgia Medical Center honored six area high school students as 2019 Stroke Ambassadors at its Stroke Symposium on May 8, 2019.

SGMC's Volunteer Auxiliary Awards Pins


South Georgia Medical Center’s Volunteer Auxiliary recently awarded pins for hours of service at their annual “Thank Pink” luncheon.

SGMC Foundation Awards Seniors Annual Jay Shaw Scholarship


Lanier High School Senior’s Grace Farr and Hannah Webrand received the 2019 Jay Shaw Scholarship, awarded by South Georgia Medical Center Foundation and the Shaw Family.

Off-duty Nurse Saves Life and Is Recognized as Hospital Hero


Nurses are heroes to many people, but to Howard Duval, SGMC Registered Nurse Janice Oliver is his guardian angel.

SGMC Provides Economic Stability & Growth


In 2017, South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta generated $790,166,384 in revenue for the local and state economy, according to a recently-released report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. SGMC’s affiliate campuses, Berrien and Lanier, also had significant economic impact adding another $38,618,876 for a system-wide economic impact of $828,785,260.

Free Help with Medicaid Enrollment


The SGMC Lanier Campus in partnership with Med Assist is hosting a free Medicaid enrollment drive to help area residents apply for Medicaid benefits.

SGMC to Host 2019 Stroke Expo


South Georgia Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Services will host its annual stroke symposium, an educational lunch and learn, to spotlight stroke prevention and offer support for stroke survivors, caregivers and family members. The event is free to the public and scheduled for Wed., May 8 from 10am to 2pm at the James H. Rainwater Conference Center in Valdosta. Registration is required by calling 229.259.4290

Green Named DAISY Nursing Honoree


John Green, Registered Nurse at South Georgia Medical Center, received The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for April.

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