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SGMC mobile health care services honored

A Valdosta hospital's mobile health care services is recognized as service of the year.

South Georgia Medical Center responds to more than a thousand calls per month with an average response time of eight minutes.

The mobile health care services was also recognized for his pre hospital care called the Care Point System that speeds up life saving care when a person is having a heart attack.

They equipped their own trucks with the equipment as well as Echols, Lanier, Cook and Brooks Counties.

"It recognizes the good performances and attributes of EMS services that are around in our region and when you recieve this award it means you floated to the top and have been recognized by your peers across the region," said SGMC EMS Chief Tim Brogdon.

SGMC's Mobile healthcare service is staffed by 47 paramedics and 18 EMTs operating out of five stations located throughout Lowndes County.

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