Archbold Welcomes Advanced Endoscopist Stavros Stavropoulos, MD to Medical Staff

Archbold Memorial Hospital is proud to welcome Stavros Stavropoulos, MD, a pioneer of Endoscopic Surgery, to the medical staff. Dr. Stavropoulos will lead the new Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Endoscopic Surgery at Archbold, the only such program in the region. The Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/Endoscopic Surgery (P.A.G.E.S) at Archbold will focus on cutting-edge advanced endoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. "We are excited to have Dr....



Archbold Welcomes New Provider Sellinger

Archbold welcomes emergency medicine physician Andrew Sellinger, MD, to the medical staff. Sellinger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a medical degree from Florida State University. Sellinger completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Florida Health Jacksonville. Sellinger will be treating patients in the emergency department at Archbold Memorial Hospital.



Archbold’s Live Better Pink Run is Back 

After taking two years off due to the pandemic, Archbold’s Live Better Pink Run is back and will be in person this year. Live Better, the Archbold-led community health initiative, is hosting the 6th annual Live Better Pink Run to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. The 5K race will help promote the link between obesity and cancer, as well as the early detection of breast cancer and overall healthy living. “We’re so excited to bring back the Pink Run in person...



Archbold Developing Only Advanced Endoscopy-Endoscopic Surgery Program in the Region

Archbold Memorial Hospital is proud to announce the recruitment of Stavros Stavropoulos, MD, a pioneer of Endoscopic Surgery, who will lead the Program in Advanced Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Endoscopic Surgery at Archbold, the only such program in the region. Dr. Stavropoulos, who previously offered his expertise based out of New York to patients from all over the globe and across the US, will spearhead the development of a top referral program at Archbold Memorial Hospital. The Program...



Archbold Names Dumas Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

Archbold recently named Julie Dumas, BSN, RN, as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety for the health system. Dumas has been with Archbold since 2005 and has over 15 years of healthcare experience, including direct patient care as a critical care nurse and nearly 11 years in hospital leadership roles. Most recently, she served as the Director of Hospital Accreditation for the health system. Dumas earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in...



ARCHBOLD’S GRADY GENERAL HOSPITAL HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, June 29, Archbold’s Grady General Hospital will hold an “active shooter” drill, during which hospital staff will simulate a response to an overhead announcement of Code Silver. Code Silver is the hospital’s non-clinical emergency code used to alert staff and visitors of an active shooter, anyone engaged in trying to kill others with any type of weapon, on the hospital campus. “It’s extremely important that our staff knows how to respond in real emergency...



Archbold Medical Center Names Employees of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently named its 2021 Employees of the Year. LaDeldrick Smith was named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s 2021 Employee of the Year. “LaDeldrick sets the bar high when it comes to customer service and leading by example,” said Carl Hart, Security Manager at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “He approaches every visitor, patient or staff member with one thing in mind, and that is ensuring that he has addressed any issue or concern that they might have. He...



Brooks County Hospital Names Employee of the Year

Archbold's Brooks County Hospital recently named Kim Redding their 2021 Employee of the Year. "Kim truly cares about BCH and is an advocate for our patients and staff members," said June Furney, administrator at Brooks County Hospital. "She is well respected and is a resource for our employees. We are so honored to recognize her as our Employee of the Year." Redding is the assistant director of nursing and BCH’s emergency department. She has been an employee for 24 years.



Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center Name Employees of the Year

Archbold's Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center recently named Rickey Hampton and Stanisha Powell the 2021 Employees of the Year, respectively. "Rickey is a great employee – he is a team player and spiritual up-lifter," said Carla Beasley, administrator at Mitchell County Hospital. "He transports his patients with the utmost care and concern, treating them like his own family. We are so proud to recognize him as our MCH Employee of the Year." "Stanisha is a great...



Maxwell Ferguson gives back to Archbold

The birth of grandchildren is an exciting and joyous time for families. But, when Sharon Maxwell Ferguson's daughter-in-law, Aimee Savage, began experiencing severe symptoms of preeclampsia after giving birth to her twins, that joy turned to fear. “Aimee became very ill and for several hours, we weren’t sure she was going to make it,” said Ferguson. “It was such a scary time for all of us, but thankfully, Aimee made a full recovery and was able to go home with her newborn...



Archbold Implements a COVID-19 Visitation and Masking Response Level System

As part of Archbold's COVID-19 response, effective immediately, Archbold will assign a Visitation and Masking Response Level that defines family and guest access and masking requirements in all Archbold facilities. The levels will be determined by the CDC guidelines for healthcare settings, several local indicators and data from the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels that determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community. The level will be updated periodically as the data are...



Grady General Hospital Names Employee of the Year

Archbold's Grady General Hospital recently named Cornelius Forrest their 2021 Employee of the Year. "Cornelius is the type of employee that makes Grady General so great and is a joy to work with," said Crystal Wells, administrator at Grady General Hospital. "He continually goes above and beyond to help everyone within our organization. He is very deserving of this recognition." Forrest is a part of the Environmental Services team at GGH, and has been an employee for three years.