ARCHBOLD AUXILIARY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018

ARCHBOLD AUXILIARY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 The Archbold Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is seeking applicants for 2018 scholarships. The Archbold Auxiliary scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students enrolled in a medical-related field of study. Two different scholarships are available this year. The statewide Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship is for applicants pursuing a health-related degree at an accredited college, university or...



Grady General Named a Top Hospital in Georgia Again

For the sixth year in a row, Georgia Trend Magazine has named Archbold’s Grady General Hospital a Top Georgia Hospital. GGH was the highest ranked hospital in Southwest Georgia in the small hospital category, a designation for hospitals with fewer than 100 beds. The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data analyzed...



Archbold Officials Say There Are Ways to Reduce Flu Risk

Archbold Officials Say there are ways to reduce flu risk The number of flu cases is rising, and officials with Archbold Health Systems said there are ways to reduce the risk of getting the flu. “In the month of December, we screened over 600 individuals in Archbold’s emergency department for the flu, with less than 20 percent resulting in positive results,” said Archbold infection control coordinator Mike Washington, RN. “In the first week of January, the rate of positive tests...



Archbold Memorial, Grady General Ranked Best in Region

Archbold Memorial, Grady General Ranked Best in Region The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published quarterly Star Ratings for hospitals on the organization’s Hospital Compare website, and Archbold Memorial Hospital and Archbold’s Grady General Hospital are the only hospitals in the region with a “double 4-star” rating for Overall Rating and Patient Experience. In fact, the two hospitals are the only hospitals within 100 miles of Thomasville with the...



Archbold Oncology Center CoC Accredited

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center was recently granted re-accreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a quality program of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality...



Henderson’s Named Live Better Partner

Henderson’s 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 another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Thomasville restaurant Henderson’s is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nurse anesthetist Jeniffer Pelletier, CRNA, Lauren Phillips, CRNA and physician assistant Christopher Stephany, PA-C, to the medical staff. Pelletier earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. She is practicing with South Georgia Anesthesia Associates at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Phillips...



Seagate Printing Named Live Better Partner

Seagate Printing 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 another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Seagate Printing is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. Seagate has committed to providing print and delivery services for Live...



Archbold Tree of Lights December 4th

Archbold Tree of Lights December 4th The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones through contributions to the Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights. This year, the community will gather on the hospital’s front lawn to celebrate the annual lighting of the hospital tree. The event will take place Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6pm at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s main lawn located on Gordon Avenue. Guests...



Mitchell County Hospital Hosting Drill On Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 6, Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital will hold a drill during which hospital staff will respond to a simulated emergency situation involving a bus crash. “It’s extremely important that our staff knows how to respond in real emergency situations that could affect the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and employees,” said Jamie Womack, Mitchell County Hospital administrator. Mitchell County Hospital frequently holds drills to remind staff...



Archbold Palliative Care Provides Relief for Long-term Illness

Many people have heard of hospice and have a general idea of what services hospice provides. But what is palliative care? And how is it different from hospice? Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Examples of illnesses that can require palliative care are cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed urologist Jason Burnette, MD, PhD, and physician assistant, Joe Baugham, PA-C, to the medical staff. Dr. Burnette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Augusta State University where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned a dual MD/PhD degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where he also completed a residency and served as chief resident his final year. Dr. Burnette is board certified in urology and a fellow...