3D Mammography Comes to Thomasville

3D Mammography Comes to Thomasville This summer, as a result of a successful community fundraising effort, patients at the Archbold Women’s Center gained access to new medical technology that they would have previously had to travel more than 50 miles to take advantage of. 3D mammography™—the most advanced technology available for breast cancer detection—made its debut in Thomasville in July. And it’s already helping physicians detect breast cancer in the very earliest...



Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia Seeking Volunteers for Dog Therapy Program

Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia Seeking Volunteers for Dog Therapy Program Now in its fourth year, Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia dog therapy team has helped bring love and comfort to many hospice patients. And the program, which has grown tremendously since it started just four years ago, is 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,...



Archbold Names Irvin Chief Medical Officer

Archbold Names Irvin Chief Medical Officer Archbold recently announced Coy Irvin, MD as Chief Medical Officer for the health system. In his 30 plus years of healthcare experience, Dr. Irvin has practiced as a founding partner in a family medicine practice, supervised physicians and providers as a medical director in hospital and long-term care facility settings, and held senior leadership roles in hospitals in Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. “Dr. Irvin’s broad experience in...



Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL

Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL The loss of a parent, sibling or friend is not likely to 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 11th annual Camp H.E.A.L. (Healing and Encouragement After Loss), a bereavement day camp that helps children ages 6 to 17...



Calling All Survivors - Archbold Hosting Fifth Annual Pink Affair Fashion Show

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 14, 2016, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center will host the fifth annual Pink Affair, a benefit fashion show featuring local cancer...



Archbold Recognizes Years of Service

The following employees with over 20 years of service were recently recognized for their tenure with Archbold. Pictured from left to right: Anna Heath, Patient Financial Services, 30 years; Zinda McDaniel, Brooks County Hospital Radiology, 30 years; Kristi Hylton, Brooks County Hospital Radiology, 20 years; Tracie Asbell, Lab, 25 years; Frances Turner, Heath Information Management, 45 years; Laura Kennedy, Human Resources, 35 years; Patricia Williams, Surgery, 30 years; Melissa Jackson,...



Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Recognized

The staff at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home was recently awarded perfect scores on a State of Georgia accreditation survey administered by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). The CMS survey lasted four days and was a detailed process that evaluated Glenn-Mor on quality of care, resident safety, nursing care and administration. The average number of healthcare deficiencies in Georgia nursing homes in 2015 was 2.8. Nationally nursing homes had 7...



Archbold Expands Cardiology Services in Cairo and Bainbridge

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia, accounting for one-third of all deaths in the state. And because South Georgia counties rank among those in Georgia with the highest heart disease-related mortality, it’s clear that local access to advanced diagnostic cardiovascular services is critical for the patients in our region. Archbold Memorial Hospital recently increased the scope of cardiovascular services available at the Archbold-Bainbridge Specialty Clinic and...



GGH Receives UNB Donation

Grady General Hospital recently received a generous donation of 100 blankets from the staff at United National Bank of Grady County. The blankets will be distributed to patients in GGH’s medical/surgical department as a way to make them more comfortable during their stay. “Community partners are vital to the success of our business,” said Mike Chastain, CEO at United National Bank. “We are honored to have the opportunity to give back to our hospital, because they help so many...



Archbold Names Baggett Employee of the Year

Archbold recently named Shawna Baggett the Archbold Memorial Hospital 2015-2016 Employee of the Year during the hospital’s annual employee picnic. Shawna began working at Archbold in 2012 as an administrative assistant in the Emergency and Trauma Department, where she still works today. “Shawna truly represents everything we look for in a high performing employee at Archbold,” said Kelli Vaughn, Director of Archbold’s Emergency Department. “She’s reliable, hardworking and...



MCH Names Lockhart Employee of the Year

Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital named Christine Lockhart the 2015-2016 Employee of the Year during the hospital’s annual employee picnic. Lockhart is a 21-year employee of Mitchell County Hospital. She currently works as Nurse Practitioner at Archbold’s Camilla Pediatric Center. “We’re happy to recognize Christine as our MCH Employee of the Year,” said Jamie Womack, MCH administrator. “Christine works in a busy pediatric practice, but she always goes above and beyond...



PPNH Names Taylor Employee of the Year

Archbold’s Pelham Parkway Nursing Home recently named Randy Taylor the 2015-2016 Employee of the Year during the nursing home’s annual family picnic celebration. Taylor began working at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home in 1992 as a Clinical Technician, a position he still holds today. “Randy is the perfect example of what we look for in a PPNH employee,” said PPNH administrator Vickie Teemer. “Randy goes above and beyond daily to ensure our residents are happy, comfortable and...