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SGMC Health Honors Martin with DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nursing

SGMC Health honored Charmaine Martin, RN, with the February DAISY Award for extraordinary nursing care. Martin was recognized for her display of human kindness for a pediatric patient in her care. Martin, a nurse in the emergency department, was nominated by a coworker in Pediatrics. According to the nomination, the patient and sibling were in…

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Stalvey Family Donates $500,000 to SGMC Health Expansion

SGMC Health is pleased to announce a generous gift of $500,000 from the Stalvey Family, founders of Ace Electric, Inc. The gift will support Phase I of SGMC’s long-range facilities plan which includes construction of a new Women and Infants tower and Emergency/Trauma Center set to break ground this summer. SGMC Health President and Chief…

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SGMC Health Names Richardson as Health System Hero

SGMC Health honored Brett Richardson, RN, Patient Care Coordinator, as the February Health System Hero at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Richardson was recognized for being the ultimate team player, safety advocate, and leader in his role. Richardson has been with the health system for over 9 years and serves both the Berrien and…

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SGMC Health Foundation Launches “Jump Start a Heart” Initiative in Memory of Mary Carrell Morrison

The SGMC Health Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its “Jump Start a Heart” program, an initiative designed to provide Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and essential training to rural communities and organizations. This lifesaving program was ignited by a heartfelt donation from the family of the late Mrs. Mary Carrell Morrison, a beloved…

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SGMC Health Names Wade Director of Rehabilitation Services

SGMC Health is pleased to announce Jennifer Wade as its Director of Rehabilitation Services. Wade has served as Interim Director for the past six months, demonstrating exceptional leadership and dedication to the mission of the health system. In her role, Wade will provide strategic leadership to advance SGMC Health’s comprehensive rehabilitation program which includes acute…

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SGMC Health Receives Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award

SGMC Health is proud to announce that it received the Barbara and John Ware Donate Life Award at the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) Patient Safety and Quality Summit. This recognition underscores the team’s remarkable achievements in organ referrals, a substantial increase in timely referrals, and unwavering commitment to Donate Life’s mission. The Barbara and John…

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SGMC Health Foundation Purchases Advanced Technology to Improve Experience for Breast Cancer Patients

The SGMC Health Foundation recently purchased new medical technology to support advanced treatment options for patients with breast cancer. Thanks to the generous support of donors to the SGMC Health Foundation, the Breast Center now offers the SCOUT® Wire-Free Radar Localization System which uses non-radioactive radar technology to provide real-time surgical guidance during breast surgery.…

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SGMC Health Welcomes Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Patrick Murrah

SGMC Health welcomes cardiothoracic surgeon Patrick Murrah, MD, to the health system. Dr. Murrah joins SGMC Health’s Physician Network and will see patients at SGMC Health Main and the SGMC CardioVascular Institute. Dr. Murrah has more than 22 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and is no stranger to Valdosta, having cared for patients at SGMC’s Dasher Heart…

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SGMC Health Honors Nurses as Health System Heroes

SGMC Health recognized nurses Katie Gordon and Ivy Lindsey as the January Health System Heroes at the monthly Board of Trustees meeting. Gordon and Lindsey were honored for rendering aid to a patron during a medical emergency. While out shopping, Gordon and Lindsey came upon a person needing medical attention. Without hesitation, they both jumped…

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Daniel Completes Georgia EMS Leadership Program

SGMC Health recognizes Todd Daniel, Assistant Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chief, for his recent completion of the 2023 Georgia EMS Directors and Management Leadership Program. This prestigious initiative is designed to enhance the leadership skills of EMS professionals across the state. The program, funded by the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission in collaboration with Georgia…

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