Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla

Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla On Tuesday, September 11, community members and supporters of Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital gathered for a dedication ceremony at the building housing the Medical Group of Mitchell County on Highway 19 in Camilla. During the ceremony, the building was dedicated in memory of and named after Edward C. and Lisbeth A. Fogg, longtime Mitchell County residents and generous supporters of Archbold and Mitchell County Hospital....



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Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane season is upon us and is here to stay until late November. Archbold Medical Center is actively educating staff and preparing for what this year’s hurricane season may bring. “We partner with the National Weather Service and monitor part of the alert system on a daily basis,” said Chuck Winchester, Archbold’s emergency management coordinator. “We get a weather briefing from the National Weather Service through the Hurricane Center at 5 a.m., and we analyze...



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Archbold Welcomes New General and Bariatric Surgeon

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed general and bariatric surgeon Joey Jarrard, MD, to the medical staff. Joey Jarrard, MD, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and biology from Valdosta State University. He earned a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta and completed his residency in general surgery at Mercer University/Medical Center of Navicent Health in Macon. Dr. Jarrard completed a fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal minimally...



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Archbold’s Mitchell Convalescent Center Earns Recognition

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Mitchell Convalescent Center was recently awarded an Excellence in Action award by National Research Corporation of Health, an organization that focuses on post-acute customer solutions to help improve quality in all long-term care and short term stay settings. The Excellence in Action award recognizes skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living communities that have made a commitment to continuous quality improvement and have successfully made...



Archbold Employees Become Certified Dementia Practitioners

When seeking long-term care options, families look for nursing homes with the most dedicated, caring and highly skilled professionals to take care of their loved ones with dementia. Recently, three nurses in Archbold’s health system earned Certified Dementia Practitioner accreditation. Renee Humphries, Director of Nursing at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home; Tammy Gurley, MDS Nurse Consultant at Glenn-Mor Nursing Home, Pelham Parkway Nursing Home and Mitchell Convalescent Center; and Ronda...



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Pelham Parkway Nursing Home Holds Prom for Residents

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Pelham Parkway Nursing Home recently held a “prom” for residents and their families, themed Dancing Through the Decades. Residents, staff and family members dressed up in their finest attire and danced under gold and black decorations. “Our staff and the community really stepped up and made this night one to remember for our residents and their families,” said Scott Kroell, administrator at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. “From the decorations, to...



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Canfor Corporation Donates $10,000 to Archbold

Canfor Corporation recently donated $10,000 to Archbold Memorial Hospital. The gift was made possible through the state of Georgia’s Rural Hospital Tax Credit legislation, which offers a rare state income tax credit to Georgia taxpayers and C-Corporations that contribute to support the growing needs of rural and critical access hospitals throughout the state. Canfor’s donation was designated to be used at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville to help fund essential healthcare-related...



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Archbold Maternity Center Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

Archbold Maternity Center Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week Many parents bottle-feed their babies. But experts say breastmilk sets the tone for a healthy lifestyle for your little one right from the start. August 1-7 is recognized as World Breastfeeding Week, a time to promote the importance of breastfeeding and how it relates to long-term health benefits. “Breastmilk provides your baby with all the nutrients he or she needs,” said Archbold nurse and international board...



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Grady General Birthing Center Offers Patient-Centered Care Model

From the very beginning of a new baby’s life, a hospital’s priority is to provide a nurturing and family-focused environment. The Birthing Center at Grady General Hospital is doing just that. “We’re very family oriented,” said Alisha Gainous, Nurse Manager of The Birthing Center. “We have a small staff that is passionate about what they do.” The Birthing Center has large, private birthing suites where mothers stay in the same room from labor to delivery, and through...



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Colony Bank Donates $25,000 to Brooks County Hospital

Colony Bank in Quitman recently donated $25,000 to Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Brooks County Hospital. The gift was made possible through the state of Georgia’s Rural Hospital Tax Credit legislation, which offers a rare state income tax credit to Georgia taxpayers and C-Corporations that contribute to support the growing needs of rural and critical access hospitals throughout the state. Colony Bank’s donation was designated to be used at Brooks County Hospital in Quitman to help fund...



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Archbold Women’s Center ACR Accredited

The Archbold Women’s Center recently renewed a three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound biopsy by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Founded in 1924, the ACR is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is...



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3-D Mammography Comes to Grady General

Patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Grady General Hospital now have access to new medical technology that they previously had to travel to benefit from. Hologic Dimension’s 3D MAMMOGRAPHY™ made its debut at Grady General in June, helping to improve the ability of doctors to accurately diagnose breast cancer in its earliest stages, when it is most effectively treated. “This technology is something that will benefit our community greatly,” said GGH radiologist Thomas...