Prevent Suicide: Know the Warning Signs

Prevent Suicide: Know the Warning Signs 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. But mental health professionals say that most suicide cases can be prevented. And family and friends often have an opportunity to catch warning signs before a person actually commits suicide. “It’s...



Archbold Hospice Flower Ministry in Cairo

To many people, giving flowers is customary for a joyous or somber occasion. We often send flowers to express our love, gratitude or sincerest apology. But why do we send flowers when someone isn’t feeling well? According to research published by the National Institutes of Health, flowers simply make us feel better. The NIH study showed that patients with plants and flowers in their rooms proved to have significantly positive physiologic responses, including lower systolic...



Archbold Hospice Flower Ministry in Bainbridge

To many people, giving flowers is customary for a joyous or somber occasion. We often send flowers to express our love, gratitude or sincerest apology. But why do we send flowers when someone isn’t feeling well? According to research published by the National Institutes of Health, flowers simply make us feel better. The NIH study showed that patients with plants and flowers in their rooms proved to have significantly positive physiologic responses, including lower systolic...



Archbold’s Glenn-Mor has Perfect Survey

The staff at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home was recently given perfect scores on a State of Georgia accreditation survey administered by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). The CMS survey evaluated Glenn-Mor on quality of care, resident safety, nursing care and administration. According to the most recent national and state data available, the average number of healthcare deficiencies in Georgia nursing homes is 2.8. Nationally,...



Hospice of Southwest Georgia wins SHP Best CAHPS Hospice Award

Hospice of Southwest Georgia was recently awarded the Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) Best Hospice Caregiver Satisfaction Award. Based on 2016 survey results, Hospice of Southwest Georgia was ranked in the top five percent nationally among SHP hospice agencies for overall satisfaction, as measured from the patient family member’s point of view. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services survey, Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS), asks...



Archbold Preparations for Hurricane Irma

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Archbold has made the following operational decisions: All elective inpatient and outpatient procedures for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled. We will only perform emergency procedures. We will resume all procedures when we can safely resume normal operations. Archbold Urgent Care, all Archbold Medical Group clinics and other Archbold outpatient facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and will reopen when we can safely resume normal...



Thomasville 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 a Fan Challenge Friday night at the Thomasville versus Thomas County Central rivalry football game. Elementary students from both school systems competed against each other in a relay race comprised of physical challenges during halftime. Students competing for Thomasville City Schools included Karter Walker (Harper Elementary), Brianna Freeman (Harper...



Home Health, Hospice Join ElevatingHOME

Patients benefit from homecare services when their illnesses aren’t severe enough for hospitalization, but may require special care in their home performed by trained healthcare professionals like nurses or therapists. Chronically ill patients, and patients recovering from surgery, a severe injury or illness often benefit from healthcare services like skilled nursing, palliative and hospice care, wound care or physical therapy that can be performed in the comfort of their home. To help...



Archbold Medical Center, Live Better Win Statewide Award

At its annual Summer Meeting in July, the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) presented its prestigious Community Leadership Award to Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville for its collaborative effort that enables Thomas County citizens to make healthier choices, with a particular focus on reducing obesity. In the summer of 2016, Archbold formed an advisory board of executives representing major sectors of the community that could leverage the strengths of each sector to improve...



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...