Valdosta will have one emergency room

Valdosta will have one emergency room

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The Hospital Authority of Valdosta and Lowndes County said that ER and inpatient service will stop at Smith Northview hospital on Friday night, July 17, 2015.

Emergency services will continue to be provided at South Georgia regional Medical Center on North Patterson Street as they have been.

The Smith Northview Hospital will provide urgent care services, ambulatory surgery services, and outpatient services for residents of the community.

“After a careful and thorough analysis of options for the satellite campus, the management team determined that these changes are necessary to continue to provide the highest quality of patient care and service to residents of the community, while maintaining efficient and cost effective hospital operations," said Randy Sauls, Chief Executive Officer.

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