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About SGMC

South Georgia Medical Center is a not for profit, regional referral hospital dedicated to being the leader in improving the health, wellness and quality of life in the communities we serve.  Located in the metropolis of Valdosta, Georgia, SGMC serves a multi-county area in South Georgia and North Florida.

As a 330-bed acute care hospital, SGMC provides area residents with broad services through our growing medical staff of more than 300 physicians and 2700 staff.  We continually strive to provide quality patient care and quality outcomes. 

SGMC is recognized for providing quality care at a state and national level.  SGMC is fully accredited by the Joint Commission.  This accreditation is the highest mark of quality in the healthcare field. SGMC was established to care for the sick and injured, regardless of sex, race, creed, color, nationality handicap or disability. 

The Medical Center is a Member of:

  • The American Hospital Association
  • The Georgia Hospital Association
  • The Southwest Georgia Hospital District
  • The Southeastern Hospital Conference
  • Voluntary Hospitals of America

SGMC is Licensed By:

  • The Georgia Department of Human Resources

Has Been Approved By:

  • The Department of Health and Human Services for participation in the Medicare Program.
  • The State of Georgia Department of Human Resources for participation in Medicaid Service.
  • The State of Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services for participation in Medicaid Service.

SGMC is the largest non-governmental employer in Lowndes County, employing over 3000 people. A self-supporting hospital, SGMC proudly provides care for the sick and injured with no local tax support. Any profit made by the hospital is reinvested back into the facility, adding new services and funding valuable outreach and education programs that benefit students, persons with chronic diseases, the elderly, the uninsured, the underinsured and many others. View our 2014 Community Benefit Report.

Economic Impact

In 2012, South Georgia Medical Center and the SGMC Smith Northview Campus generated more than $701 million in revenue for the local and state economy according to a recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association, the state’s largest hospital trade association. The report also found that, during the same time period, SGMC provided approximately $30 million in uncompensated care while sustaining more than 5,400 full-and part-time jobs throughout Valdosta and the rest of the state.

The report revealed that SGMC had direct expenditures of more than $306 million in 2012. - More