ARCHBOLD HOSTS SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

ARCHBOLD HOSTS SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM According the American Cancer Society, tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths in the United States every year. In addition, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths. But because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are acquired behaviors—activities that people choose to do—using tobacco may be one of the most...



George and Louie’s Named Live Better Partner

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



New Training Program for CNAs at Archbold

New Training Program for CNAs at Archbold Reports from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing suggest our current national nursing shortage is greater than the country has experienced since the 1960s. And while studies show an increasing demand for Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants statewide, local healthcare experts say it’s especially difficult to recruit and retain the qualified critical nursing workforce needed to meet the demand in rural South Georgia...



Archbold Names Hembree Chief Financial Officer

Archbold Names Hembree Chief Financial Officer Archbold recently named Greg S. Hembree, CPA, FHFMA, as Chief Financial Officer for the health system. Hembree has over 30 years of healthcare finance experience and 20 plus years in hospital chief financial executive roles. Hembree comes to Archbold from St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2014 to 2016. Prior to his time in Columbus, Hembree was Chief...



Archbold Rural Hospitals Qualify for Georgia Income Tax Credit

Archbold Rural Hospitals Qualify for Georgia Income Tax Credit Beginning January 1, 2017, Georgia taxpayers can donate to Archbold’s rural hospitals and receive a rare state income tax credit. The Rural Hospital Tax Credit Bill, also known as State Bill 258, was adopted during the 2016 General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal earlier this year. The legislature adopted the state income tax credit program to encourage Georgians to contribute and help support the...



Archbold Named a Top Hospital in Georgia

ARCHBOLD NAMED A TOP HOSPITAL IN GEORGIA For the seventh year in a row, Georgia Trend Magazine has named Archbold Memorial Hospital a Top Georgia Hospital. The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data analyzed specifically relates to quality of care, patient satisfaction, mortality, readmission statistics and data on...



Wheeler Earns National Credential

Wheeler Earns National Credential Zach Wheeler, senior vice president of human resources at Archbold, recently earned designation as Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR), a national credential granted by the American Hospital Association (AHA). According to the AHA, CHHR professionals have expert knowledge of the healthcare environment and healthcare workforce needs, and are able to adapt the knowledge to meet their organization’s needs and goals. The designation also...



New Location for Archbold Tree of Lights

New Location for Archbold Tree of Lights The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones by making contributions to the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights. “The Tree of Lights ceremony really marks the beginning of the holiday season for our community, and it offers a celebration of life and remembrance for attendees, as well,” said Vann Middleton, Archbold Foundation president. This year, the...



Wheeler Receives FSU Daisy Faculty Award

Archbold nurse and Florida State University College of Nursing educator Stacy Wheeler was recently awarded the prestigious DAISY Faculty Award for her extraordinary commitment to the nursing profession and inspirational influence on students. DAISY Faculty Award honorees personify the Florida State University College of Nursing's remarkable impact on students and patients. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the FSU College of Nursing’s Alumni Council and...



Pelham Primary Care Welcomes New Provider

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed back family practice nurse practitioner Sarah Brooks, FNP-C. Sarah worked as a critical care nurse at Archbold for over four years, primarily working in the ICU before pursuing her master’s degree to become a family nurse practitioner. Sarah now rejoins the Archbold team as a family medicine provider at Pelham Primary Care. Brooks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science degree in...



Archbold Contributions Great During Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began on June 1, is scheduled to end on November 30. And the 2016 hurricane season is one residents up and down Georgia and Florida’s coast are sure to remember. Hurricane Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since 2005. Hermine became a Category 1 hurricane just before making landfall in the Florida panhandle on September 2. Schools and businesses in South Georgia and North Florida were closed as a safety...



New Georgia Tax Credit to Benefit Grady General Hospital Donors

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who contribute to Grady General may be eligible for a tax credit that offsets their Georgia income taxes. A participant in the Georgia HEART (“Helping Enhance Access to Rural Treatment”) program, Grady General has been allocated $4 million of the total $50 million of tax credits that will be available to individuals and corporations who contribute to qualifying rural hospitals throughout Georgia. “The HEART tax credit allows...