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...



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...



Mitchell County Hospital Names Brown Employee of the Year

Mitchell County Hospital (MCH) recently named Shadrion Brown the 2014-2015 Employee of the Year during the hospital’s annual employee picnic. Brown began working at MCH in 2001 as a patient access representative, a position she still holds today. “Shadrion is an excellent employee,” said Jamie Womack, administrator of Mitchell County Hospital. “She is everything we look for in an employee at Mitchell County Hospital."



Mitchell Convalescent Center Names Thomas Employee of the Year

Mitchell Convalescent Center (MCC) recently named Shirley Thomas the 2014-2015 Employee of the Year during the facility’s annual employee picnic. Thomas began working with the Archbold health system in 1983, and she’s worked in the Environmental Services department at MCC since 2010. “Shirley goes above and beyond to care for our residents,” said Jamie Womack, administrator of Mitchell Convalescent Center. “She is well-respected by her peers, and our residents and their...



Grady General Hospital Names Cochran Employee of the Year

Grady General Hospital recently named Mandy Cochran the 2014-2015 Employee of the Year during the hospital’s annual employee picnic. Cochran began working at Grady General Hospital in 2010 as a Speech Language Pathologist in the hospital’s rehabilitation department, where she still works today. “Mandy is an amazing employee. She goes above and beyond whatever is asked of her,” said Crystal Ramm, GGH administrator.  “She is a pleasure to work with, and performs every task...