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,...



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...