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Updike Honored with DAISY Award


Max Updike, registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center on 3 West, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for April.

April is National Foot Health Awareness Month


April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and South Georgia Medical Center encourages residents to examine their foot care routine and implement strategies to keep their feet healthy.

SGMC and LifeLink Raise Awareness of Organ Donation


This April, during the federally sanctioned National Donate Life Month, LifeLink of Georgia and South Georgia Medical Center honor the spirit of those individuals who make transplants possible—organ, tissue, and eye donors.

Free Diabetes Cooking Classes in April


Rite Bite Diabetes Cooking School will be held on April 18 and 25 from 6-7:30pm at the Lakeland United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Hospice of South Georgia Hosts Community Event


The public is invited to a free screening and discussion of the PBS program “Being Mortal.”

Pearlman Cancer Center Featured in Georgia Trend


SGMC's Pearlman Cancer Center was featured in the April edition of Georgia Trend magazine. Click "more" to view the online version.

Medics Honored for Saving 116 Lives


Forty-eight employees of South Georgia Medical Center’s Mobile Healthcare Services were recently presented Life Saver award medals by the Southwest Georgia Region 8 EMS Council, accounting for 116 life saves.

Exciting Venture Addresses Need for Primary Care for the Uninsured


South Georgia Medical Center and the Partnership Health Center have collaborated to increase primary care access. With SGMC’s support, the Partnership Health Center has moved from its original location on Woodrow Wilson Drive to the Ralph Council Medical Building at 520 Griffin Avenue (Statenville Hwy) in Valdosta.

Diabetes Support Group Hosts Grocery Store Tour


Approximately 1.1 million people in Georgia, or 14.2 percent of the adult population, have diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Each year, an estimated 60,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with diabetes, and the SGMC Diabetes Management Center seeks to help those diagnosed live a healthier lifestyle.

Pearlman Cancer Center Receives CoC Outstanding Achievement Award


The Pearlman Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center recently received the Commission on Cancer’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

SGMC Donates $2,000 to Second Harvest


South Georgia Medical Center presented a $2,000 check to Second Harvest of South Georgia on Thursday, March 9 to aid relief efforts from the recent tornadoes impacting South Georgia.

Evans Named Interim Chief Executive Officer


Heath A. Evans, FACHE, has been named South Georgia Medical Center’s interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Community to Celebrate Cancer Survivors with Annual Dinner


On Friday, March 17, the American Cancer Society and SGMC’s Pearlman Cancer Center (PCC) invite cancer survivors and their caregiver to experience the annual Survivors Dinner at Cross Pointe Church in Valdosta from 6-7:30 pm.

SGMC Among First Hospitals in South Georgia to Offer Implantable Defibrillator


South Georgia Medical Center is among the first hospitals in South Georgia to offer the Boston Scientific S-ICD® System, the world's first and only commercially available subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

Terry Named February DAISY Recipient


Tanya Terry, registered nurse at South Georgia Medical Center’s Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses for February.