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Archbold Cardiologist one of 78 in world to Earn Cardio-Oncology Certification

Archbold cardiologist Kashyap Choksi, MD, PhD, FASNC becomes one of only 78 physicians in the world to earn Cardio-Oncology certification. Cardiologists with a Cardio-Oncology certification are trained to evaluate and treat patients who have heart disease or who are at risk for heart disease before, during, and after cancer treatment. “This is such a unique opportunity to treat patients who are undergoing oncological treatments and have a lot of cardiovascular risk factors that may...



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Newly Renovated Interventional Radiology Suite at Archbold

Archbold Memorial Hospital is now utilizing a newly renovated interventional radiology suite, bringing new advancements to physicians and patients. The $1.3 million dollar project recently became operational after a year in the making. “Technology and medical technology is always advancing so it’s important for us to stay on the leading edge of it, especially when it comes to advancements in cancer care and nephrology,” said Archbold Vice President of Ancillary Services, Chris...



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Ambetter “In-Network” at Archbold on Federal Exchange Plan

Patients in Archbold Medical Center’s service area with insurance coverage under plans created for the Affordable Care Act may have recently received a notice from Archbold regarding their Health Insurance Exchange plan from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia, and the insurance provider’s decision to remove all Archbold hospital and physician providers from their list of in-network providers. The changes affect the Anthem Pathway, Anthem Pathway X, Anthem Enhanced Pathway...



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New TrueBeam® System Fighting Cancer at Archbold

Archbold has added a new piece of technology to its extensive cancer fighting arsenal–the Varian TrueBeam® System. The TrueBeam® system has become a new standard of care, recognized by medical professionals nationally for giving them the ability to treat a wide range of cancers in numerous ways, many of which were not possible just a few years ago. Some of advantages to the TrueBeam® system include accurate, fast, non-invasive treatments. “The main advantages of TrueBeam® are...



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Sass Restaurant Named Live Better Partner

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health in Thomas County with a specific focus on reducing obesity, recently formed another partnership with a local restaurant that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Sass, a restaurant in downtown Thomasville, is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. As a Live Better partner, Sass has...



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Craven to be new Archbold CEO

Following a nationwide search, Archbold Medical Center has announced Darcy Craven as the health system’s next president and CEO. He will succeed Perry Mustian, who will retire after 20 years with Archbold, the last 12 as president and CEO. Craven’s first day at Archbold will be August 24, 2020. Craven, 49, currently serves as President of the northern region for Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY. In this role he oversees several sites of care in Western New York State including Millard...



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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...