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MCH Wins Network Awards

Mitchell County Hospital was recently named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Network Hospital of the Quarter and Emergency Department of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2019. MCH was awarded Network Hospital and Emergency Department of the Quarter by having the highest patient satisfaction scores out of the four Archbold system hospitals and emergency departments for the quarter. “We’re very proud of our team at Mitchell County Hospital,” said Perry Mustian, President and CEO...



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Archbold Receives Bariatric Comprehensive Center Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program has received Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® (MBSAQIP®). The MBSAQIP is a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Archbold program reflects collaboration between the surgeons and staff of Archbold’s South Georgia Surgical Associates and...



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Archbold’s Live Better Hosting Kids Fun Run

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, is hosting the third annual Live Better Heart and Sole fun run – a one-mile fun run for K-5 school children. Held in conjunction with Heart month, the run is intended to raise awareness of the connections between obesity and heart disease, while promoting living a heart-healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and healthy...



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Archbold Breaks Ground for Advanced Therapy Facility

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new outpatient therapy center. Located on Pinetree Boulevard, the new facility will be home to a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, as well as a growing sports medicine program. The new facility is a replacement building for Archbold’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department, currently located on Hansell Street. Along with the new facility comes a new name—Advanced Therapy and...



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Singletary Oncology Center Reaccredited

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center was recently granted reaccreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for three years. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. In order to earn accreditation,...



Archbold Receives Pharmacy Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently received accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for the hospital’s pharmacy residency program. The designation also signifies that the program is recognized as an accredited pharmacy residency program by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “This accreditation is important because it demonstrates that our pharmacy operation and clinical pharmacy program meets high standards of quality and...



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Archbold Recognized for Promoting Donation Registries

Archbold Memorial Hospital was among a select group of hospitals from across the nation recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ, eye and tissue donor registries in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign. Archbold conducted awareness and registration campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and their communities about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors, and increased the number of potential donors on Georgia’s Organ and Tissue Donor...



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Archbold Welcomes New Provider Olson

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed anesthesiologist assistant John M. Olson, AA, to the medical staff. Olson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and a Master of Science degree in anesthesia from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He joins South Georgia Anesthesia Associates in Thomasville.



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Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service The following employees with over 20 years of service were recently recognized for their tenure with the Archbold health system. Pictured from left-right: Justin Coleman, 20 years; Jami Stephenson, 20 years; Andreau Merriweather, 30 years; Tim Green, 25 years; Katie Johnson, 20 years; Becky Poole, 25 years; Articia Dickey, 20 years; Jorge LeFranc, 35 years; Janet Eldridge, 40 years; Marjorie Mosley, 20 years; Faith Dodson, 25 years;...



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Archbold Welcomes New Physician Pearson

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed hospitalist Richard J. Pearson, Jr., DO, PhD, JD, to the medical staff. Dr. Pearson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in psychology from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. He earned a Postgraduate Doctoral degree in molecular neurobiology from University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. He earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree...



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Crystal Wells Named Hospital Leader of the Year

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital Administrator, Crystal Wells, was recently named HomeTown Health’s 2019 Hospital Leader of the Year. HomeTown Health, an organization of 70 rural hospitals in the Southeast, announced Wells’ award at their annual conference last week. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit extraordinary talents and skills in positively influencing the delivery of health care in Georgia. “Crystal has implemented positive practices which are...



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Archbold Oncology Center Celebrates Survivor Day

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center hosted a celebration for survivors on Tuesday, October 15. Cancer survivors in the Thomasville community were invited to attend the celebration and participate in the Center's yoga, art and massage therapy activities. Attendees also enjoyed smoothies made by an Archbold dietitian and visiting with the hospital's pet therapy team. Participants also had the chance to take pictures in front of the Pink Heals Pink...