Cosmetologists sought for Look Good Feel Better Program

Cosmetologists sought for Look Good Feel Better Program Volunteers needed to teach cancer patients techniques to overcome effects of treatment The American Cancer Society will offer a Look Good Feel Better facilitator training class for licensed cosmetologists and estheticians on Monday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center located at 919 South Broad Street in Thomasville. Look Good Feel Better is a free program for women who...



ARCHBOLD HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL THURSDAY

ARCHBOLD HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL THURSDAY On Thursday, October 20, Archbold Memorial 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...



Archbold Offers Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care

Archbold Offers Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care No woman wants to be told she has breast cancer. Yet, if this year is typical, doctors will break this news to more than 230,000 women in the U.S. Perhaps you will know one of them. She might be your mother, daughter, wife or close friend. Or perhaps you will be the woman who suddenly finds herself asking, "Will I survive this disease?" More than ever before, the answer to this question is a reassuring yes. Every year since...



Archbold Hospitals Accepting Patients from Coastal Georgia

Archbold Hospitals Accepting Patients from Coastal Georgia Though Thomas and surrounding counties do not appear to be in the storm’s projected path, Archbold is working with health systems and first responders state-wide to lend a helping hand in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. After a mandatory evacuation ordered by Governor Deal this morning for counties located on Georgia’s coast, it’s been reported that around 200 hospital patients will be transported to hospitals inland...



MCC Hosts Virtual Dementia Tour

MCC Hosts Virtual Dementia Tour On Thursday September 22, Mitchell Convalescent Center hosted a Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) for the long-term care facility’s staff. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the VDT is a comprehensive education program that provides staff hands-on, in-depth training specific to caring for patients with dementia. During the Virtual Dementia Tour experience, trained facilitators guided participants through common everyday...



3D Mammography Comes to Thomasville

3D Mammography Comes to Thomasville This summer, as a result of a successful community fundraising effort, patients at the Archbold Women’s Center gained access to new medical technology that they would have previously had to travel more than 50 miles to take advantage of. 3D mammography™—the most advanced technology available for breast cancer detection—made its debut in Thomasville in July. And it’s already helping physicians detect breast cancer in the very earliest...



Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia Seeking Volunteers for Dog Therapy Program

Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia Seeking Volunteers for Dog Therapy Program Now in its fourth year, Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia dog therapy team has helped bring love and comfort to many hospice patients. And the program, which has grown tremendously since it started just four years ago, is looking to add more dedicated dog owners and their pets to the dog therapy team. “Studies have shown that interaction with dogs can promote relaxation and relieve agitation,...



Archbold Names Irvin Chief Medical Officer

Archbold Names Irvin Chief Medical Officer Archbold recently announced Coy Irvin, MD as Chief Medical Officer for the health system. In his 30 plus years of healthcare experience, Dr. Irvin has practiced as a founding partner in a family medicine practice, supervised physicians and providers as a medical director in hospital and long-term care facility settings, and held senior leadership roles in hospitals in Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. “Dr. Irvin’s broad experience in...



Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL

Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL The loss of a parent, sibling or friend is not likely to 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 11th annual Camp H.E.A.L. (Healing and Encouragement After Loss), a bereavement day camp that helps children ages 6 to 17...



Archbold Recognizes Years of Service

The following employees with over 20 years of service were recently recognized for their tenure with Archbold. Pictured from left to right: Anna Heath, Patient Financial Services, 30 years; Zinda McDaniel, Brooks County Hospital Radiology, 30 years; Kristi Hylton, Brooks County Hospital Radiology, 20 years; Tracie Asbell, Lab, 25 years; Frances Turner, Heath Information Management, 45 years; Laura Kennedy, Human Resources, 35 years; Patricia Williams, Surgery, 30 years; Melissa Jackson,...



Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Recognized

The staff at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home was recently awarded perfect scores on a State of Georgia accreditation survey administered by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). The CMS survey lasted four days and was a detailed process that evaluated Glenn-Mor on quality of care, resident safety, nursing care and administration. The average number of healthcare deficiencies in Georgia nursing homes in 2015 was 2.8. Nationally nursing homes had 7...



Archbold Expands Cardiology Services in Cairo and Bainbridge

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Georgia, accounting for one-third of all deaths in the state. And because South Georgia counties rank among those in Georgia with the highest heart disease-related mortality, it’s clear that local access to advanced diagnostic cardiovascular services is critical for the patients in our region. Archbold Memorial Hospital recently increased the scope of cardiovascular services available at the Archbold-Bainbridge Specialty Clinic and...