VALDOSTA, Ga. (WALB) - South Georgia Medical Center (SGMC) has earned accreditation from the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation, according to a release from the hospital.
Despite all of the back and forth, one Valdosta man said that he’s just glad the hospital is now able to provide the community with quality care.
“Lowndes County wouldn’t know what to do without a hospital, so we got to have a hospital. As long as they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing, I’m all for it," said Ronald Coleman.
Coleman said he has a close friend in the hospital that has received excellent care.
The hospital earned its accreditation by following compliance in several areas such as:
- Emergency management
- Environment of care
- Infection prevention and control
- Medication management
- Rights and responsibilities of the individual
Hospital leaders said the goal is to stay survey-ready.