3-D Mammography Comes to Grady General

Patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Grady General Hospital now have access to new medical technology that they previously had to travel to benefit from. Hologic Dimension’s 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ made its debut at Grady General in June, helping to improve the ability of doctors to accurately diagnose breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most effectively treated. “This technology is something that will benefit our community greatly,” said GGH radiologist Thomas...



MCH Offers Inpatient Rehabilitation in Camilla

A patient’s first entry to the hospital is generally called an “acute” care admission. Usually the patient steadily regains their health and the need for extensive care is reduced. Eventually, the patient is well enough to be discharged from the hospital. However, sometimes a patient may need an extended period of time after the acute phase of an illness to recuperate. This type of medical attention is often referred to as “swingbed” care. Mitchell County Hospital’s...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed physician assistants Dawn C. Howell, PA-C, and Catherine W. Howell, PA-C, to the medical staff. Dawn Howell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant studies and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She joins Southland Hospitalist Group and will be seeing patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Catherine Howell earned a Bachelor of...



Archbold Encourages Sun Safety

Archbold Encourages Sun Safety According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As families enjoy more time outdoors in the summer months, Archbold physicians are encouraging people, especially those considered high risk for developing skin cancer, to take special precaution as they vacation, play outdoor sports, and work outside. “Skin cancer is most commonly diagnosed in people with lighter physical features, such as blue...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed medical oncologist, Esther Tan, MD and OB-GYN, Geri Justice, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Tan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She earned a medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois and completed a residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She completed a...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Welcomes New Providers Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed midwives, Maria Mock, DNP, CNM, Victoria Gordon, CNM and Kristen Waltos, CNM to the medical staff. Gordon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Mock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University in Thomasville and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Case...



Archbold Hosts Talk on Men’s Heath

Archbold Hosts Talk on Men’s Heath June is recognized as National Men’s Health Month, a great time for men to remember to take the necessary steps to keep their health in check—particularly paying attention to cardiovascular health, prostate health and diabetes. “Men can increase their chances of staying healthy by scheduling regular check-ups with their primary care physician, and also by not neglecting symptoms that need medical attention,” said Archbold urologist Jason O....



Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation Hurricane season is upon us and is here to stay until late November. Archbold Medical Center is actively educating staff and preparing for what this year’s hurricane season may bring. “We partner with the National Weather Service and monitor part of the alert system on a daily basis,” said Chuck Winchester, Archbold’s emergency management coordinator. “We get a weather briefing from the National Weather Service through the...



Archbold Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

Archbold Auxiliary Awards Scholarships The Archbold Auxiliary recently awarded $40,000 in academic scholarships to area students who have aspirations of a career in healthcare. The scholarships are made possible each year by fundraising efforts through Auxiliary Gift Shop sales and memorial donations. The Auxiliary Scholarship Committee reviewed over 50 new applications, from which 22 new scholarship recipients were selected, along with 18 returning recipients. Recipients are required...



BCH Names Brown Employee of the Year

BCH Names Brown Employee of the Year Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Brooks County Hospital recently named Raven Brown the 2017 Employee of the Year. Brown has worked at Brooks County Hospital for three years as a Registered Nurse. “Raven always has a can-do attitude,” said June Furney, BCH director of nursing. “She is a team player and doesn’t mind jumping in where she is needed. We are proud to recognize Raven as our Employee of the Year for Brooks County Hospital.” ...



MCH and MCC Name Employees of the Year

MCH and MCC Name Employees of the Year Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center recently named Melissa Davis and Tammy Jackson the 2017 Employees of the Year, respectively. Davis is a four year employee of Mitchell County Hospital where she works as an administrative assistant. “Melissa is our go-to person,” said Carla Beasley, MCH director of nursing. “Her co-workers love working with her because of her great attitude. Melissa is...



Archbold and Glenn-Mor Name Employees of the Year

Archbold and Glenn-Mor Name Employees of the Year Archbold recently named DeDe Dennis the Archbold Memorial Hospital 2017 Employee of the Year, and Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home recently named Stephany Ceasar their 2017 Employee of the Year. Dennis began working at Archbold in 1998 as a Registered Nurse, and she currently works in the laboratory at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “DeDe truly is an awesome co-worker and person,” said Rhonda Taylor, disease management...