Gurley Named Administrator at Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home

Archbold has named Tammy Gurley, RN, LHA, as the new administrator at Glenn-Mor Nursing Home. Gurley received an LPN license at Thomas Technical School and then received an Associates of Science degree in nursing at Darton College. As a medication and charge nurse, Gurley started her career at Archbold as an LPN at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. She was then promoted to Director of Nursing for Mitchell Convalescent Center in Camilla. Gurley has recently served in interim roles as MDS...



Archbold Welcomes New Provider Hardie

Archbold is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Timothy Hardie, NP-BC, to the medical staff. Hardie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in criminology and psychology at Valdosta State University. He earned an Associates of Nursing degree from Darton College and a Master of Science degree in nursing at Walden University. He joins hospital medicine providers SouthlandMD and will be treating patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital.



Archbold to Pause Its COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Archbold is temporarily discontinuing its walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Archbold has given out 38,491 vaccines since opening the clinic in December of 2020. “With many of our community members vaccinated and the number of available vaccine sites, we no longer have a need for a large, walk-in clinic,” said Chris Newman, Vice President of Clinical Services. “We have had an overwhelmingly great response from our community to the vaccine clinics, and I want to thank all of the...



Archbold Matches Five Residents for New Internal Medicine Program  

Archbold Memorial Hospital has announced its inaugural class of internal medicine residents. These five physicians will spend the next three years at Archbold, rotating between specialties with an emphasis on internal medicine. The residents will begin their program at Archbold Medical Center, in July 2022. The class includes: Ragin Alex, MD, from Elmsford, New York, attended the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Bilal Bajwa, MD, from Dublin, Ohio,...



Archbold Provides Over $60 Million in Community Benefit to the Region

In Archbold's fiscal year 2020, $60.6 million in community benefit was provided to the region. Using a methodology defined by the IRS for documenting and reporting this benefit, this number includes care for uninsured and underinsured patients; unreimbursed costs for patients in programs like Medicaid; outreach to underserved communities; general health improvement initiatives; support of health professions education; and support for community-building activities in the region. Archbold...



Archbold Welcomes New Provider Fennell

Archbold is pleased to welcome physician assistant Rachel Fennell, PA-C, to the medical staff. Fennell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Florida State University. She earned a Masters's in physician assistant studies at Keiser University. Fennell will be treating patients at Archbold Urgent Care Center in Thomasville.



Archbold Revises Visitor Policy

Due to the decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations and positive cases in the community, Archbold has revised its visitor policy effective Monday, March 7, 2022. Most significantly, there are no longer restrictions on the number of visitors per day for non-COVID inpatients at Archbold Memorial Hospital and its outpatient departments. Visitors will still be required to sign in at the security check-in desk upon arrival. Patients at the hospital for an outpatient diagnostic procedure...



Archbold Names Vezina Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

Archbold recently named Emily Vezina, MSN, RN, CPPS, as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety for the health system. Vezina has over 15 years of healthcare experience, including direct patient care as a critical care nurse and nearly eight years in hospital leadership roles. Vezina comes to Archbold from Kaleida Health-Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital/DeGraff Medical Park in Buffalo, New York, where she served as Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. “The Vice President...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Bussey and Moninger

Archbold is pleased to welcome nurse practitioners Daniele Bussey, NP-C and Shannon Moninger, NP-BC, to the medical staff. Bussey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing from South University in Savannah. Bussey will be seeing patients at the Emergency Department at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Moninger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida State University and earned a...



Archbold Performs First Cardiac MRI on Valentine’s Day

Archbold Memorial Hospital performed its first Cardiac MRIs on Monday, February 14. Cardiac MRI, or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, can produce detailed pictures of the structures within and around the heart. The test can help physicians study a heart muscle's structure and function while also finding the cause of a patient's heart failure. The test can also identify tissue damage due to a heart attack. "Cardiac MRI is the gold standard test for cardiac structure and function,"...



Archbold Residency Program Receives Accreditation

Thomasville, GA---Archbold Medical Center’s new Internal Medicine Residency Program has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program, which will participate in the 2021-2022 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), is recruiting for its first class of five residents that will start July 1, 2022. The development of this residency program is an effort to train and retain physicians in South Georgia. “Medical...



Archbold’s Grady General Hospital Recognized Among Top Small Hospitals in State

Georgia Trend Magazine has named Archbold’s Grady General Hospital as one of the best small hospitals in the state, landing third in recognition. One placement higher than last year. Georgia Trend Magazine classifies the hospitals as “small” if they have fewer than 100 beds. The 60-bed facility in Cairo, Georgia has earned a spot in the top five small hospital category over the last six years. “This recognition shows our long-term commitment to patient quality and...