Archbold Hosts Visitors from China's Wenzou Medical College

Archbold Hosts Visitors from China's Wenzou Medical College Officials from Wenzhou Medical College, a public university in China with 19 affiliate public hospitals, recently visited Thomas University, a formal partner of Wenzhou Medical College in the academic area of nursing, and toured Archbold Memorial Hospital. Accompanying the guests was Dr. Ann Landis, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Thomas University. James L. Story, MD, Archbold Memorial Hospital president...



Bariatric Weight Loss Program Begins at Archbold

Weight Loss Surgery Begins at Archbold Comprehensive Bariatric Weight Loss Programunique to region Tuesday, May 31, 2011 One-third of adults in the United States are considered obese.Nearly 70 percent are overweight.In fact, America’s persistent weight problem has become the country’s leading cause of preventable death. Recently surpassing smoking as the number one health risk factor in the country, obesity is now confirmed by health professionals nationwide as an epidemic.Archbold...



Brooks County Hospital Local Impact Over $25 Million

Brooks County Hospital Local Impact Over $25 Million Thursday, May 5, 2011 The obvious benefit of a hospital like Brooks County Hospital in a community is the care that it provides the emergency room visit in the middle of the night; advanced imaging services; access to specialty care. But then you stop to think about how many people work at the hospital (Brooks County Hospital is one of the largest employers in Brooks County); or work at physician offices in town; or work at companies...



Mitchell County Hospital Local Impact Nearly $55 Million

Mitchell County Hospital Local Impact Nearly $55 Million Thursday, May 5, 2011 The obvious benefit of a hospital like Mitchell County Hospital in a community is the care that it provides the emergency room visit in the middle of the night; advanced imaging services; the convenience of specialty care and primary care at one clinic.But then you stop to think about how many people work at the hospital (Mitchell County Hospital is one of the largest employers in Mitchell County); or work at...



Grady General Hospital Local Impact Nearly $40 Million

Grady General Hospital Local Impact Nearly $40 Million Thursday, May 5, 2011 The obvious benefit of a hospital like Grady General in a community is the care that it provides the emergency room visit in the middle of the night; the birth of a baby; the surgery for a family member.But then you stop to think about how many people work at the hospital (Grady General is one of the largest employers in Grady County); or work at physician offices in town; or work at companies that do business with...



FSU College of Medicine Continues Archbold Partnership

FSU College of Medicine Continues Archbold Partnership In 2005, Archbold and the Florida State University College of Medicine formed a clinical education partnership to provide FSU medical students third and fourth-year clinical training under the supervision of Archbold physicians. On April 25, 2011, representatives from the Florida State University College of Medicine, along with current medical students, met with physicians and administrators of Archbold Medical Center to discuss how the...



Archbold $670 Million Impact to Economy

Archbold $670 Million Impact to Economy Monday, April 25, 2011The obvious benefit of a hospital like Archbold in a community is the care that it provides the emergency room visit in the middle of the night; the birth of a baby; the surgery for a family member.But then you stop to think about how many people work at the hospital (Archbold is the largest employer in Thomas County); or work at physician offices in town; or work at companies that do business with the hospital. And then you think...



Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts 6th Annual Camp H.E.A.L.

Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts 6th Annual Camp H.E.A.L. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Another school year will soon come to an end and children will fill their days with fun activities and family vacations.For some though, these activities and vacations may not be the same because of the recent loss of a loved one.According to the Social Security Administration more than three and one-half percent of children under 18 years have experienced the death of a parent.The loss of a parent, sibling,...



Archbold Auxiliary 52nd Annual Tea at Spring Creek Farms

Archbold Auxiliary 52nd Annual Tea at Spring Creek Farms Tuesday, April 19, 2011 When Spring Creek Farms in Boston, Georgia, was chosen to be the “home” of the 52nd Annual Archbold Auxiliary Tea, homeowner (and now hostess) Lila Jones was shocked. “The Archbold Auxiliary Tea has become an institution in our community. I’ve attended many in my lifetime and looked forward to it every year,” said Jones. “The invitation to host this event floored me. It’s truly an honor to be able...



Archbold Begins Robotic Surgery

Archbold Begins Robotic Surgery   Coverage by WALB   Story from Thomasville Times Enterprise: DaVinci® surgery to provide many patient benefits Tuesday, March 29, 2011 A surgeon deftly makes an incision on a patient. Using the left hand, they gently pull back skin to allow better access to the abdomen. With the right hand, an exceptionally precise cut is made to remove unhealthy tissue. And the other left hand clamps a vessel to reduce bleeding.Wait a second. The other left...



Archbold Memorial Hospital Supports Advanced Healthcare Decision-Making

Archbold Memorial Hospital Supports Advanced Healthcare Decision-Making Thursday, March 24, 2011 More than one in four elderly Americans are not able to make decisions about their care at the end of life, putting the weight of the decision on a family member or one responsible for the patient’s care.There’s no question about it; making advanced healthcare decisions is difficult.Discussing your wishes for end-of-life care or emergency care with your family and healthcare professionals can...



Infection Rates at Archbold Hospital Much Lower than National Average

Infection Rates at Archbold Hospital Much Lower than National Average Thursday, March 3, 2011 A commitment to patient safety is a key part of providing quality health care. And that includes an aggressive approach to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.At Archbold Memorial Hospital, a focus on best practices and CDC guidelines has helped achieve infection rates well below national averages.“This speaks to patient safety and the biggest thing we can do for our patients is to...