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So. GA Medical generates more than $600M

SGMC CEO James McGahee SGMC CEO James McGahee

The recent report by the Georgia Hospital Association says in 2009 South Georgia Medical Center sustained more than 4,000 full-time jobs throughout Valdosta and the rest of the state.

The hospital is an economic engine for the community and purchases most of their goods and services locally.

All totaled, the Valdosta hospital generates more than $600,000,000 for the area's economy.

"There's been no reduction in demand for health care services," said SGMC CEO James McGahee. "People unfortunately still need medical services so we haven't slowed down and fortunately we have not had to have a lay off or cut back."

James McGahee says they have plans to expand the hospital with a parking deck and new patient tower.

 

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