Archbold Clinics Earn Reaccreditation

Archbold’s cardiac imaging services at Cardiology Consultants of South Georgia clinic in Thomasville and the Archbold-Bainbridge Specialty Clinic in Bainbridge recently earned echocardiography reaccreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Echocardiography is used to assess different areas of the heart and can detect heart disease or signs of serious conditions. The IAC accreditation is a seal of approval that patients can rely on as an indicator of...



Pelham Parkway Holds Back-to-School Bash

Archbold’s Pelham Parkway Nursing Home recently held a Back-to-school Bash to celebrate the start of the new school year. Nursing home staff and their children enjoyed a hot dog luncheon and playing games. Each child in attendance received a backpack filled with school supplies donated by the staff at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home, and an inspiring message to help motivate them to have a great school year. The children and their parents enjoyed this relaxing event,...



Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL

The loss of a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend may occur at some point in a child’s early years. So when a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, especially if you are working through your own grief as well. This fall, Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia will host the 12th annual Camp H.E.A.L. (Healing and Encouragement After Loss), a bereavement day camp that helps children ages 6 to 17 learn to cope with the loss of a loved...



Think Healthy Before Going Back to School

Think Healthy Before Going Back to School Back to school is a busy time for parents and children alike. But it’s important to remember that children need more than just new school supplies to prepare them for the upcoming school year. The health of your child will also require some extra attention. Preventive health. “Vaccines are one of the most important steps in preventing illness in children,” said Thomasville Family Medicine physician Amy Geer, MD. Children often get...



ARCHBOLD HOSTS FIRE DRILL THURSDAY 

ARCHBOLD HOSTS FIRE DRILL THURSDAY On Thursday, July 27, Archbold Memorial Hospital will hold a fire drill, during which hospital staff and other community agencies will simulate a response. The drill will take place at 8 am, and be held primarily on the 7th floor of the North Tower at Archbold Memorial Hospital. First responders will respond to the hospitals call to E-911, arriving on the scene to assess and control the simulated situation. “It’s extremely important that our...



GGH Impacts Regional Economy

GGH IMPACTS REGIONAL ECONOMY For years hospitals have done so much more than provide medical care. They are some of the largest contributors to the overall health of communities. Despite rising healthcare costs, decreased reimbursements and growing expenses associated with uncompensated care, Georgia’s hospitals continue to contribute greatly to the state’s healthy economy. The Georgia Hospital Association recently released its 2015 Economic Impact Report, which quantifies the...



MCH Impacts Regional Economy

MCH IMPACTS REGIONAL ECONOMY For years hospitals have done so much more than provide medical care. They are some of the largest contributors to the overall health of communities. Despite rising healthcare costs, decreased reimbursements and growing expenses associated with uncompensated care, Georgia’s hospitals continue to contribute greatly to the state’s healthy economy. The Georgia Hospital Association recently released its 2015 Economic Impact Report, which quantifies the...



BCH Impacts Regional Economy

BCH IMPACTS REGIONAL ECONOMY For years hospitals have done so much more than provide medical care. They are some of the largest contributors to the overall health of communities. Despite rising healthcare costs, decreased reimbursements and growing expenses associated with uncompensated care, Georgia’s hospitals continue to contribute greatly to the state’s healthy economy. The Georgia Hospital Association recently released its 2015 Economic Impact Report, which quantifies the...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed three new providers to the hospital’s medical staff—gastroenterologist Scott Farquhar, MD; family nurse practitioner Sadie Burke, DNP, APRN, FNP-C and physician assistant Edie Willis, PA-C. Sadie Burke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, and a Doctorate degree in nursing...



GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program 

GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program Three Grady General Hospital nurses recently earned credentials for completing a 15-week intensive perinatal fellowship program. The training, offered through the state-designated Perinatal Center in Albany, consisted of education classes and hands-on training specifically related to neonatal and maternal care. The graduates developed clinical and research skills that prepare them to deliver family-engaged perinatal patient care. GGH Perinatal...



PPNH Wins Nursing Home of the Quarter

PPNH Wins Nursing Home of the Quarter Pelham Parkway Nursing Home was recently awarded Archbold’s Network Nursing Home of the Quarter award. The award is presented quarterly to the Archbold nursing home that meets or exceeds their goal on resident satisfaction surveys and quality measures, and has the highest scores among Archbold’s three nursing homes. Archbold president and CEO Perry Mustian, and Mark Lowe, Archbold’s vice president of planning and marketing, recently presented a...



GGH Focuses on Men's Health Week

GGH Focuses on Men’s Health Week According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death in men are heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide. Unfortunately most of these go undetected until they become fatal, often because men avoid regular screenings for these diseases. The week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized nationally as Men’s Health Week. Cairo Internal Medicine physician Jason NeSmith, MD, recommends men take steps now to...