Lowndes see big jump in COVID-19 cases
Lowndes County experienced its second highest spike in COVID-19 cases in 24 hours Friday. Thirty-six more cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Lowndes County, according to the Friday update of the Georgia Department of Public Health daily status report. Read the full article: Valdosta Daily Times  Read more
Valdosta hospital acquires medical clinic
Another local medical practice will don South Georgia Medical Center’s green cross starting May 1. SGMC has added Valdosta Medical Clinic and its 48 employees to the hospital system. The partnership will become official Friday and Monday will be VMC’s first day under the SGMC umbrella. Read the full article:... Read more
Valdosta nurse treats virus patients in NYC
It was April 3, the first day of a statewide mandatory shelter-in-place order in Georgia. While residents prepared to stay in their homes, Ashli Scruggs stepped onto a plane for New York City. Scruggs, a Valdosta nurse practitioner for The Howard Center for Women’s Health, joined at least a thousand other... Read more
Valdosta hospital to open 45 new beds
Starting next week, South Georgia Medical Center will accept inpatient admissions at its Smith Northview Hospital campus, according to an SGMC statement. The decision will allow for 45 beds to be used for patients not infected with COVID-19 at the North Valdosta Road location, per the statement. Read the full... Read more
Churches work around COVID-19 with drive-in services
Easter services at some churches may mean the congregation keeps the motor running this year. “Some will run the engine to keep the car air-conditioner on,” said Dr. Wayne Robertson, pastor of Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta. With the arrival of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, some places of worship have... Read more

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