Belk Donates to Singletary Oncology Center

Belk in Thomasville recently raised $700 from a bake sale held at the store during the department store’s Wacoal Fit for the Cure event. The funds were used to purchase bras that were donated to Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center for cancer patients. Picture from left to right: Josh Simmons, MD, Medical Oncologist at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center; Debbie Beeson, Breast Navigator at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center; Ciara Thomas, Intimate...



Identifying Warning Signs of Suicide Early

September is recognized as National Suicide Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults in the United States, and the tenth leading cause of death overall. It’s estimated that nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Statistics show that men die by suicide more often than women, and the rate of suicide is highest in middle age, Caucasian men in particular. Though the statistics are...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Johnson, Traylor

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed physician assistant Fran Johnson, PA-C and nurse practitioner Ashley Traylor, NP-C, to the medical staff. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Valdosta State University and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from South University in Savannah. She joins Timothy Grayson, MD, and Jason Burnette, MD, at Urology Associates of Archbold in Thomasville. Traylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree...



Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla

Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla On Tuesday, September 11, community members and supporters of Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital gathered for a dedication ceremony at the building housing the Medical Group of Mitchell County on Highway 19 in Camilla. During the ceremony, the building was dedicated in memory of and named after Edward C. and Lisbeth A. Fogg, longtime Mitchell County residents and generous supporters of Archbold and Mitchell County Hospital....



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 Hurricane Center at 5 a.m., and we analyze...



Archbold Welcomes New General and Bariatric Surgeon

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed general and bariatric surgeon Joey Jarrard, MD, to the medical staff. Joey Jarrard, MD, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Valdosta State University. He earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his residency in general surgery at Mercer University/Medical Center of Navicent Health in Macon. Dr. Jarrard completed a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal minimally...



Factor Fitness Named Live Better Partner

Factor Fitness 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 another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Factor Fitness is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, Factor Fitness...



Crossfit Townie Named Live Better Partner

Crossfit Townie 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 another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Crossfit Townie is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, Crossfit...



Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner

Lewis Produce 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 another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Lewis Produce is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help advise shoppers on healthy food options, Lewis Produce will heighten...



Archbold’s Mitchell Convalescent Center Earns Recognition

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Mitchell Convalescent Center was recently awarded an Excellence in Action award by National Research Corporation of Health, an organization that focuses on post-acute customer solutions to help improve quality in all long-term care and short term stay settings. The Excellence in Action award recognizes skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and have successfully made...



Archbold Employees Become Certified Dementia Practitioners

When seeking long-term care options, families look for nursing homes with the most dedicated, caring and highly skilled professionals to take care of their loved ones with dementia. Recently, three nurses in Archbold’s health system earned Certified Dementia Practitioner accreditation. Renee Humphries, Director of Nursing at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home; Tammy Gurley, MDS Nurse Consultant at Glenn-Mor Nursing Home, Pelham Parkway Nursing Home and Mitchell Convalescent Center; and Ronda...



Pelham Parkway Nursing Home Holds Prom for Residents

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Pelham Parkway Nursing Home recently held a “prom” for residents and their families, themed Dancing Through the Decades. Residents, staff and family members dressed up in their finest attire and danced under gold and black decorations. “Our staff and the community really stepped up and made this night one to remember for our residents and their families,” said Scott Kroell, administrator at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. “From the decorations, to...