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MCH Wins Network Awards

Mitchell County Hospital was recently named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Network Hospital of the Quarter and Emergency Department of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2019. MCH was awarded Network Hospital and Emergency Department of the Quarter by having the highest patient satisfaction scores out of the four Archbold system hospitals and emergency departments for the quarter. “We’re very proud of our team at Mitchell County Hospital,” said Perry Mustian, President and CEO...



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ARCHBOLD PATIENT, WWII VET, HONORED

Thomasville resident Madison “Jack” Todd, now 98 years-old, was known as U.S. Army Private First Class Todd in World War II. He survived one of the fiercest battles from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945, in the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium. Todd, a patient at Archbold Memorial Hospital, had nurse Marc DeCosta, RN, as part of his care team during his stay. DeCosta discovered Todd’s special military past, and wanted to honor him in some way. DeCosta called the local recruiting...



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Archbold Receives Bariatric Comprehensive Center Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program has received Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® (MBSAQIP®). The MBSAQIP is a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Archbold program reflects collaboration between the surgeons and staff of Archbold’s South Georgia Surgical Associates and...



Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run Saturday

Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run Saturday This Saturday (February 22), Live Better, the Archbold-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the health in Thomas County with a specific focus on reducing obesity, will hold the third annual Live Better Heart and Sole Fun Run in honor of Heart Month. The run will promote the link between childhood obesity and heart disease. If You Go Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Location: Ritz Amphitheater,...



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Archbold Welcomes Interventional Radiologist Fred Johnson, MD

Archbold Medical Group recently announced the addition of vascular and interventional radiologist, Fred Johnson, MD, to the team at Vascular Interventional of Thomasville Associates and the medical staff of Archbold Memorial Hospital. Dr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Ouachita Baptist University, and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical...



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Grady General Holding Childbirth Education Class

Expecting parents can experience a range of emotions and more during pregnancy. And whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced parent, you know there are many new challenges ahead. One way to ease anxiety about childbirth is to learn more about it. Archbold’s Grady General Hospital is hosting a childbirth education class on Saturday, March 7, from 9am to 2pm. Topics that will be covered during the class include: labor, delivery, comfort measures, epidurals and pain...



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Archbold Announces New Provider Simpson

Archbold Announces New Provider Simpson Archbold Medical Group recently announced the addition of nurse practitioner Melissa Simpson, NP-C, to the gastroenterology staff of Archbold Gastroenterology Group. Simpson will be seeing patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Simpson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Valdosta State University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Kennesaw State University. Simpson joins gastroenterologists Aymen Bukannan, MD; Scott...



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Archbold’s Live Better Hosting Kids Fun Run

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, is hosting the third annual Live Better Heart and Sole fun run – a one-mile fun run for K-5 school children. Held in conjunction with Heart month, the run is intended to raise awareness of the connections between obesity and heart disease, while promoting living a heart-healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and healthy...



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Archbold Offering Special CT Coronary Calcium Screening

It’s common to hear that calcium is good for your bones. But, that’s not the case when it comes to your heart. Coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart. When there’s a buildup of plaque, made up of calcium and other substances, it can narrow or close the arteries. These calcifications can form in many places throughout the body, including small and large arteries and heart valves, which can be a sign of heart disease. “Most often, the more calcified plaque...



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Archbold Breaks Ground for Advanced Therapy Facility

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new outpatient therapy center. Located on Pinetree Boulevard, the new facility will be home to a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, as well as a growing sports medicine program. The new facility is a replacement building for Archbold’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department, currently located on Hansell Street. Along with the new facility comes a new name—Advanced Therapy and...



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GGH Wins Network Hospital of the Quarter

Grady General Hospital has been named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. GGH had the highest patient satisfaction scores out of the four Archbold system hospitals for the quarter. “We are very proud of our team at GGH and their commitment to providing every patient with excellent care,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold Medical Center President and CEO. “Their commitment to excellence is clearly evident in their patient...



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Live Better Fit Participants Celebrate Journey

Obesity rates and prevalence of chronic diseases are typically higher in South Georgia counties compared to Georgia and U.S. averages. In fact, obesity is the common denominator with many diseases prevalent in Thomas County, including heart disease, stroke, COPD, sleep disorders, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spine problems and other conditions. The top priority for Live Better, the Archbold-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the...