Archbold Hospice Hosts Tree Planting Memorial

Archbold Hospice Hosts Tree Planting Memorial In March, Hospice of Southwest Georgia hosted memorial services in several cities throughout the hospice agency’s service area. On March 20, staff gathered with family members at Davis Park in Cairo to remember patients who have passed away. A “Little Gem” magnolia tree was purchased from Lake Tree Growers was planted at the park in memory of the patients. “Hospice is a home-based service, and we serve patients in their most...



Archbold Hospice Hosts Tree Planting Memorial in Camilla

Archbold Hospice Hosts Tree Planting Memorial in Camilla In March, Hospice of Southwest Georgia hosted memorial services in several cities throughout the hospice agency’s service area. On March 14, staff gathered with family members at Watt Park in Camilla to remember patients who have passed away. An October Glory Maple Tree was selected from Gerald Hagan Nursery was planted at the park in memory of the patients. “Hospice is a home-based service, and we serve patients in their...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed hospitalist David Castillo, MD and certified anesthesia assistant Joshua Kelly, CAA to the medical staff. David Castillo, MD, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Florida State University and a Doctorate of Medicine from The Florida State University College of Medicine. Dr. Castillo joins Southland Hospitalist Group and practices at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Joshua Kelly, CAA, earned a...



GGH Honors Joe Willis For 55 Years of Service

GGH Honors Joe Willis For 55 Years of Service Grady General Hospital recently honored Joe Willis with a custom-made box on the occasion of his 55 year service anniversary. The box featured Mr. Willis’ initials on the top and inside, the Archbold logo and his dates of service were etched. Mr. Willis began his career on March 15, 1962. Pictured with Mr. Willis (left to right): Crystal Ramm, Administrator; Mary Fleming, Director of Environmental Services and LaDon Toole, Vice...



GGH Named Hospital of the Quarter

GGH Named Hospital of the Quarter Grady General Hospital has been named Archbold’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for 4th Quarter 2016. GGH achieved 8 of 9 goals on the HCAHPS survey (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), a national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care. “Rewarding and recognizing our staff for a job well done is very important to us across the Archbold system,” said Perry Mustian,...



Archbold Welcomes Our Newest Providers

Archbold Welcomes Our Newest Providers Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed doctor of nursing practice Sherry A. Rowe, DNP, and family nurse practitioner Harold E. Jackson, NP-C, to the hospital’s medical staff. Sherry Rowe, DNP, received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Albany State University. She also earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Mercer University. She is accredited through...



Archbold Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital Earns ACR Accreditation Archbold Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR, a national organization with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services, awarded Archbold the ACR gold seal of accreditation. The...



Archbold Welcomes New Gastroenterologist

Archbold Welcomes New Gastroenterologist Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome gastroenterologist James A. Sinnott, M.D., to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Sinnott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, Leeward Islands. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New...



Barberitos Named Live Better Partner

Barberitos 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 a partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Barberitos is the most recent Thomasville restaurant to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, the restaurant will...



MCC Named Archbold's Nursing Home of the Quarter

MCC Named Archbold’s Nursing Home of the Quarter Mitchell Convalescent Center was recently named Archbold’s Nursing Home of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2016. Among Archbold’s other nursing homes across the region, MCC recorded the highest score on the most recent My Innerview survey, a nationally used patient experience database that measures satisfaction excellence as demonstrated by overall resident and employee satisfaction scores. This week, members of Archbold’s...



Hospice Seeking Dog Therapy Volunteers

Hospice Seeking Dog Therapy Volunteers Now in its sixth year, Archbold Medical Center’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia dog therapy team has helped bring love and comfort to many hospice patients. The program has grown tremendously since it started, and is now looking to add more dedicated dog owners and their pets to the dog therapy team. “Studies have shown that interaction with dogs can promote relaxation and relieve agitation, anxiety and stress in patients,” said Leigh Ann...



BCH Awarded for Emergency Care

BCH Awarded for Emergency Care Archbold’s Brooks County Hospital (BCH) was recently awarded the prestigious Quality and Patient Safety Award by the Georgia Hospital Association’s Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA). The hospital’s initiative to reduce throughput in the Emergency Department won third place in the Critical Access Hospitals category for hospitals in Georgia. These annual awards recognize Georgia health care organizations for achievement in reducing the...