Archbold Celebrates Donate Life Month

Archbold Celebrates Donate Life Month On any given day, about 80 people in the United States receive an organ transplant. Every 11 minutes one person is added to the national organ transplant waiting list, a list with currently over 123,000 names. But sadly, approximately 22 people a day die each day nationally waiting for an organ transplant. April is National Donate Life Month. Throughout the month, Archbold employees have participated in activities to help create awareness and...



Archbold Recognizes Hospital Volunteers

Archbold Recognizes Hospital Volunteers April 23-29 is recognized as National Volunteer Week, and Archbold is recognizing an active group of citizens who have continued to donate their time and talents to help others since the hospital opened its doors over 90 years ago. “Just in the past ten years, Archbold volunteers have donated over 240,000 hours of their time to our patients and families,” said Michelle Collins, director of volunteer services at Archbold. In addition to the...



Archbold Names Physicians of the Year

Archbold Names Physicians of the Year Archbold Medical Center recently awarded Physicians of the Year during the health system’s first physician awards banquet held on March 30, National Doctor’s Day. The award winners were nominated and chosen by their medical staff peers. A Physician of the Year was selected for several of Archbold’s core values—quality, growth, patient experience, financial stewardship and community benefit. Archbold’s system hospital winners won awards...



Archbold Names Harding Physician of the Year

Archbold Names Harding Physician of the Year Archbold Medical Center recently awarded Physicians of the Year during the health system’s first physician awards banquet held on March 30, National Doctor’s Day. Quitman internal medicine physician Susan Harding, MD, was named by her medical staff peers as Brooks County Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician. Dr. Harding joined the Archbold medical staff in 1988. She currently practices at Archbold’s Brooks County Hospital the North...



Archbold Names Rubendall Physician of the Year

Archbold Names Rubendall Physician of the Year Archbold Medical Center recently awarded Physicians of the Year during the health system’s first physician awards banquet held on March 30, National Doctor’s Day. Camilla family physician Stephen Rubendall, MD, was named by his medical staff peers as Mitchell County Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician. Dr. Rubendall joined the Archbold medical staff in 2006. He practices at Archbold’s Medical Group of Mitchell County and Mitchell...



Archbold Names Lynch Physician of the Year

Archbold Names Lynch Physician of the Year Archbold Medical Center recently awarded Physicians of the Year during the health system’s first physician awards banquet held on March 30, National Doctor’s Day. Cairo family physician Jonathan Lynch, MD, was named by his medical staff peers as Grady General Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician. Dr. Lynch joined the Archbold medical staff in 2008. He practices at Cairo Medical Care and Grady General Hospital. “Dr. Lynch is very engaged...



Archbold First in Region to Acquire New Surgical System

Archbold First in Region to Acquire New Surgical System Archbold Memorial Hospital recently became the first hospital in the region to acquire the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, Intuitive Surgical’s latest robotic surgery technology to hit the market. Archbold launched its advanced robotic surgery program in 2011 for gynecology, urology, thoracic and general surgeries. The new daVinci XI will be one of two surgical robotic systems that Archbold surgeons can use for robot-assisted...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Welcomes New Providers Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nurse practitioners Deborah Herndon, FNP-BC and Shay Schie, NP-C, to the medical staff. Deborah Herndon, FNP-BC, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Samford University Birmingham, Alabama. Herndon joins Medical Group of Mitchell County in Camilla and is currently accepting new patients. Shay Schie,...



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...