Identifying Warning Signs of Suicide Early

September is recognized as National Suicide Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults in the United States, and the tenth leading cause of death overall. It’s estimated that nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Statistics show that men die by suicide more often than women, and the rate of suicide is highest in middle age, Caucasian men in particular. Though the statistics are...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Johnson, Traylor

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed physician assistant Fran Johnson, PA-C and nurse practitioner Ashley Traylor, NP-C, to the medical staff. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Valdosta State University and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from South University in Savannah. She joins Timothy Grayson, MD, and Jason Burnette, MD, at Urology Associates of Archbold in Thomasville. Traylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree...



Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla

Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla On Tuesday, September 11, community members and supporters of Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital gathered for a dedication ceremony at the building housing the Medical Group of Mitchell County on Highway 19 in Camilla. During the ceremony, the building was dedicated in memory of and named after Edward C. and Lisbeth A. Fogg, longtime Mitchell County residents and generous supporters of Archbold and Mitchell County Hospital....



Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane season is upon us and is here to stay until late November. Archbold Medical Center is actively educating staff and preparing for what this year’s hurricane season may bring. “We partner with the National Weather Service and monitor part of the alert system on a daily basis,” said Chuck Winchester, Archbold’s emergency management coordinator. “We get a weather briefing from the National Weather Service through the Hurricane Center at 5 a.m., and we analyze...



Archbold Welcomes New General and Bariatric Surgeon

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed general and bariatric surgeon Joey Jarrard, MD, to the medical staff. Joey Jarrard, MD, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Valdosta State University. He earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his residency in general surgery at Mercer University/Medical Center of Navicent Health in Macon. Dr. Jarrard completed a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal minimally...



Crossfit Townie Named Live Better Partner

Crossfit Townie Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Crossfit Townie is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, Crossfit...



Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner

Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Lewis Produce is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help advise shoppers on healthy food options, Lewis Produce will heighten...



Archbold’s Mitchell Convalescent Center Earns Recognition

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Mitchell Convalescent Center was recently awarded an Excellence in Action award by National Research Corporation of Health, an organization that focuses on post-acute customer solutions to help improve quality in all long-term care and short term stay settings. The Excellence in Action award recognizes skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and have successfully made...



Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Earns Recognition

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home was recently awarded an Excellence in Action award for resident and family satisfaction by National Research Corporation of Health, an organization that focuses on post-acute customer solutions to help improve quality in all long-term care and short term stay settings. The Excellence in Action award recognizes skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities that have made a commitment to continuous quality...



Archbold Hospice Offers Grief Support Luncheon

Archbold Medical Center’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia provides comprehensive care for patients with life-limiting conditions within the familiar surroundings of the patient's own home or home-like setting. In addition to the high quality care provided to patients, Hospice of Southwest Georgia also offers vital education and emotional support for family members learning to deal with a loved one's illness, and bereavement support for families learning to cope with loss. Beginning in...



City Schools Win Live Better Fan Challenge

Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative focused on improving the health of citizens in Thomas County, held the Live Better Fan Challenge at the Thomasville/Thomas County Central rivalry football game. Twenty-four elementary students from both school systems competed against each other in a relay race comprised of physical challenges before the game. The Thomasville City Schools team completed the relay first, and they were named Live Better Fan Challenge...



Singletary Oncology Center Seeking Models for Pink Affair

Singletary Oncology Center Seeking Models for Pink Affair Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death, and about one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetime. The disease consistently remains one of the most common cancers treated at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. On October 25, 2018, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center will host the seventh annual...