Prevent Suicide: Know the Warning Signs

Prevent Suicide: Know the Warning Signs 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. But mental health professionals say that most suicide cases can be prevented. And family and friends often have an opportunity to catch warning signs before a person actually commits suicide. “It’s...



Archbold Preparations for Hurricane Irma

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Archbold has made the following operational decisions: All elective inpatient and outpatient procedures for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled. We will only perform emergency procedures. We will resume all procedures when we can safely resume normal operations. Archbold Urgent Care, all Archbold Medical Group clinics and other Archbold outpatient facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and will reopen when we can safely resume normal...



Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL

The loss of a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend may 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 12th annual Camp H.E.A.L. (Healing and Encouragement After Loss), a bereavement day camp that helps children ages 6 to 17 learn to cope with the loss of a loved...



ARCHBOLD HOSTS FIRE DRILL THURSDAY 

ARCHBOLD HOSTS FIRE DRILL THURSDAY On Thursday, July 27, Archbold Memorial Hospital will hold a fire drill, during which hospital staff and other community agencies will simulate a response. The drill will take place at 8 am, and be held primarily on the 7th floor of the North Tower at Archbold Memorial Hospital. First responders will respond to the hospitals call to E-911, arriving on the scene to assess and control the simulated situation. “It’s extremely important that our...



Archbold Health Talk: Healthy Eating for Busy People

Archbold Health Talk: Healthy Eating for Busy People For busy people, it may be tempting to try something exotic and short-term for fast weight loss. But it wouldn't be healthy, and any weight you lost would probably be quickly regained. A long-term program of sensible eating and exercise is still the best method. It's not new, and it may not be the fad of the moment. For most people, however, it works. “A healthy eating plan for weight loss combines fewer calories...



Archbold and Glenn-Mor name Employees of the Year

Archbold and Glenn-Mor Name Employees of the Year Archbold recently named Shonkisha Jones the Archbold Memorial Hospital 2016-2017 Employee of the Year. And Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home recently named Tamarra Childs the 2016-2017 Employee of the Year. Shonkisha began working at Archbold in 2001 as a certified nursing assistant. She recently earned a degree in Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), and she currently works as an LPN on the fifth floor at Archbold...



PPNH Names Russ Employee of the Year

PPNH Names Russ Employee of the Year Archbold’s Pelham Parkway Nursing Home recently named Dusty Russ the 2016-2017 Employee of the Year. Russ began working at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home in 2014 as an administrative assistant. She was promoted to personnel coordinator in February 2017, a position she still holds today. “Dusty is the perfect example of what we look for in a PPNH employee,” said Renee Humphries, director of nursing at PPNH. “She is always friendly to our...



BCH Names Alexander Employee of the Year

BCH Names Alexander Employee of the Year Archbold’s Brooks County Hospital recently named Carolyn Alexander the 2016-2017 Employee of the Year. Alexander has worked at Brooks County Hospital for five years as an Environmental Services Aide, a position she still holds today. “Carolyn is always willing to help where she is needed,” said June Furney, director of nursing. “She is a team player and always puts the patient’s needs at the forefront of her responsibilities. We are...



GGH Names Hudson Employee of the Year

GGH Names Hudson Employee of the Year Archbold’s Grady General Hospital recently named Henry Hudson the 2016-2017 Employee of the Year. Hudson has worked as a Floor Tech at Grady General for four years. “Henry is a great asset to our hospital,” said Crystal Ramm, GGH administrator. “He’s always willing to go above and beyond what is asked of him. We’re very honored to have Henry represent us as Employee of the Year for Grady General Hospital.”



MCH and MCC Name Employees of the Year

MCH and MCC Name Employees of the Year Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center recently named Pamela Dailey and Robert Taylor the 2016-2017 Employees of the Year respectively. Dailey is a 22-year employee of Mitchell County Hospital. She currently works as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Archbold’s Camilla Pediatric Center. “We’re happy to recognize Pamela as our MCH Employee of the Year,” said Jamie Womack, MCH and MCC administrator....



GGH Honors Joe Willis For 55 Years of Service

GGH Honors Joe Willis For 55 Years of Service Grady General Hospital recently honored Joe Willis with a custom-made box on the occasion of his 55 year service anniversary. The box featured Mr. Willis’ initials on the top and inside, the Archbold logo and his dates of service were etched. Mr. Willis began his career on March 15, 1962. Pictured with Mr. Willis (left to right): Crystal Ramm, Administrator; Mary Fleming, Director of Environmental Services and LaDon Toole, Vice...



GGH Named Hospital of the Quarter

GGH Named Hospital of the Quarter Grady General Hospital has been named Archbold’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for 4th Quarter 2016. GGH achieved 8 of 9 goals on the HCAHPS survey (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), a national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care. “Rewarding and recognizing our staff for a job well done is very important to us across the Archbold system,” said Perry Mustian,...