SGMC top GA hospital in patient care - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

SGMC top GA hospital in patient care

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Arrest made in Albany fatal stabbing

    Arrest made in Albany fatal stabbing

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:31:32 GMT
    The Albany Police Dept. reports that a man died after he was stabbed at 1903 Barnesdale Way last night. Details forthcoming on www.walb.comMore >>
    19 year old Robert Soilberry died after he was stabbed in the 1900 block of Barnesdale Way Tuesday night. D. A. Greg Edwards says he is investigating the possibility of self-defense in the case.More >>
  • Who is packing heat in public places?

    Who is packing heat in public places?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:57:04 GMT
    Permitted gun holders can soon freely carry their gun in more places in Georgia, after Governor Deal signed a bill expanding gun rights.  Opponents of the law say guns don't belong in certain places.   "ThingsMore >>
    Permitted gun holders can soon freely carry their gun in more places in Georgia, after Governor Deal signed a bill expanding gun rights.  Opponents of the law say guns don't belong in certain places.More >>
  • How secure is Albany's airport?

    How secure is Albany's airport?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:41:10 GMT
    A California teen who flew to Hawaii inside the wheel well of a jumbo jet has airports across the nation reviewing security.   The 16-year-old boy climbed through the fence of the San Jose airport beforeMore >>
    A California teen who flew to Hawaii inside the wheel well of a jumbo jet has airports across the nation reviewing security.  But could that happen in Albany?More >>
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta is named one of the top hospitals in Georgia for patient care.

SGMC is one of 11 hospitals listed in the Georgia Hospital Association's Hospital Engagement Network Safety Leaders Circle.

The hospital was recognized for work to reduce infections and other conditions patients acquire in the hospital.

"This type of recognition should be validation for our community that we have achieved excellence because we're not just saying this ourselves or tooting our own horn, we're being compared to our peers in the state," said Ken Kiser, SGMC Chief Nursing Officer.

Hospital officials say their patient care commitment will continue to improve with the completion of a state-of-the-art patient tower that will open this fall.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow