SGMC Health podcast receives international award

May 7—VALDOSTA — SGMC Health's podcast "What Brings You in Today?" has been honored with a Gold Award in the Podcast Episode category at the 2024 Hermes Creative Awards.

The winning episode, "What Brings You In Today — Ep. 5," featured Joseph Hayes, MD, internal medicine physician. The episode captivated audiences with its insightful discussions and engaging listener-submitted questions on topics such as googling health-related symptoms, supplements, anxiety, excessive sweating, and the importance of having a primary care provider.

SGMC Health's marketing team launched its podcast in January 2024 and has since released eight episodes, SGMC Health said in a press release. It quickly became a vital addition to the health system's community outreach platforms, allowing the public to hear directly from seasoned physicians and medical professionals about important healthcare topics.

The Hermes Creative Awards, which celebrate excellence in marketing and communication, received more than 6,500 entries from across the United States, Canada, and 36 other countries. Entries were judged by industry professionals. Less than a quarter of entries were recognized with gold awards.

"This achievement reflects our ongoing dedication to delivering informative and engaging content that resonates with our audience," said Erika Bennett, SGMC Health director of marketing and brand experience. "We are grateful to our listeners for their support and to the talented team at Ascend Strategy & Design for their collaboration in producing this award-winning podcast."

Listeners can tune in to "What Brings You in Today?" on popular platforms Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and YouTube. They can join the conversation by subscribing and submitting questions or topics for future episodes.

For more information about SGMC Health and its award-winning podcast, visit