Archbold Memorial Hospital is a four-hospital, three nursing-home health system with 540 patient beds. We employ more than 2,500 people and boast an outstanding medical staff of nearly 200 qualified physician specialists. Our flagship hospital, John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital, is a 264-bed hospital located in Thomasville, Georgia. Our system hospitals, also in Georgia, are Brooks County Hospital in Quitman, Grady General Hospital in Cairo, and Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla.
340B Drug Pricing Program
Section 340B of the Public Health Service Act requires pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in Medicaid to sell outpatient drugs at discounted prices to healthcare organizations, like Archbold Medical Center, that care for many uninsured and low-income patients.
Benefits of the 340B Program
Archbold’s participation in the 340B program allows us to stretch limited federal resources to reduce the price of outpatient pharmaceuticals for patients, while also expanding health services to patients in the rural communities we serve. Archbold uses the savings from the 340B Program to offset the expense of healthcare services and medications at discharge for uninsured and underinsured patients.
340B by the Numbers (fiscal year 2018)
• $101.26 million—cost of uncompensated care Archbold provided uninsured and underinsured patients, regardless of their ability to pay.
• $11 million—approximate annual 340B savings that benefit Archbold patients in rural South Georgia.
Impact of Scaling Back the 340B Program
Scaling back the 340B Program would threaten Archbold’s ability to offer healthcare services and prescription drugs to patients in rural South Georgia communities, regardless of their ability to pay.