Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
August 27, 2007
Valdosta - South Georgia Medical Center opened their new Emergency Department Monday.
Doctors say the old ER was outgrown years ago and the new department is designed with growth in mind. And they hope it will help improve health care in Lowndes County. "Our hope is that we will be able to triage and get people into the system faster, treat them and get them home faster," says Dr. Howard Jones, Director of Emergency Medicine at SGMC.
The new 18 million dollar ED features some of the most state of the art rooms and technology in the region. "We have skytron. All your patients equipment will be located on here so we don't have cords that go into the walls and they go 360 degrees around the patient," says Michelle Burkett, ER Nurse Educator.
With over 40 beds, its four times larger than the old department. Meaning patients will finally have more privacy. "For the first time, I'll have enough space to treat people and not have people in the hallways. There's just an issue with privacy and respect," Jones adds.
And it was built with the growing community in mind. "We anticipate that we'll see 60 thousand patients a year here within five years. Right now we are seeing about 45 thousand. So, we have built for the growth for the next 10 to 15 years," says James McGahee, CEO at SGMC.
They'll start seeing patients Tuesday morning.
The hospital will now begin renovation of the old ER to house a better chest pain department and observation units. They will also be constructing a new heart center, ambulatory surgery center and parking deck over the next four years.