Archbold Offers New Localization Technology for Breast Surgery

Studies show one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. Because of the regular use of mammography screening, many breast cancers in the U.S. are found at an early stage. Those diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer, might be eligible for breast conserving therapy which includes the removal of the tumor or lumpectomy instead of a mastectomy. “A lumpectomy is a surgical procedure where only the cancer plus a rim of normal tissue is removed,” explains Cianna...



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Archbold Welcomes New Provider Wainwright

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nurse anesthetist Robert S. Wainwright, CRNA, to the medical staff. Wainwright earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University and a Master of Science degree in anesthesiology nursing from University of North Florida in Jacksonville. He joins South Georgia Anesthesia Associates in Thomasville.



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A Dietitian’s Guide to Understanding Food Labels

The United States Food and Drug Administration requires nutrition labels to be placed on most packaged foods and beverages. The label details the serving size, calories, ingredients and other nutritional information. Often, when people read a food label, they focus on the number of calories listed. But it’s important to understand that not all calories are created equally. “Calories don’t mean everything. It’s important to look at where the calories come from, specifically on...



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Archbold Pinetree Pharmacy Encourages Shingles Vaccine

Archbold Pinetree Pharmacy Encourages Shingles Vaccine The shingles virus is a painful, widespread skin rash caused by the reactivation of the same virus (varicella-zoster virus) known to cause chicken pox. Symptoms include burning pain, numbness, itching and blisters. It’s estimated that one in three people will contract the virus in their lifetime. Those at highest risk include anyone who has previously had chicken pox, and people over the age of 50. “After developing chicken...



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Glenn-Mor Named Archbold’s Nursing Home of the Quarter

Glenn-Mor Nursing Home has been named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Nursing Home of the Quarter. The award is presented to the Archbold nursing home that exceeds their goal for resident satisfaction and quality measures. GMNH had the highest scores among Archbold’s nursing homes for the fourth quarter of 2018. “The Glenn-Mor staff goes above and beyond to meet the needs of their residents and it shows,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold Medical Center President and CEO. “The staff...



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Archbold Welcomes New Provider Posada

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nurse practitioner Michael Posada, FNP-C, to the medical staff. Posada earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from South University in Savannah. He is joining Timothy Daniel, MD, and Craig Yokley, MD, at Vascular Interventional of Thomasville Associates.



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MCC Residents Enjoy New Vegetable Garden

MCC Residents Enjoy New Vegetable Garden The staff at Archbold’s Mitchell Convalescent Center recently created a vegetable and herb garden for their residents and staff to enjoy. Marvin’s Hardware Store in Camilla donated a portion of the plants and hanging baskets in the garden. The MCC engineering team built planter boxes and renovated the outdoor area where the garden is housed. The residents have tended to the vegetable garden as part of their therapeutic...



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MCH Wins Network Hospital of the Quarter

MCH Wins Network Hospital of the Quarter Mitchell County Hospital has been named Archbold’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for having the highest patient satisfaction scores of any Archbold hospital in the region. MCH won this award back-to-back for the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2018. “Our MCH team is committed to providing our patients the best care possible, and they continue to exceed the expectations of patients,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold Medical Center President and...



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Archbold Welcomes New Provider Gavette

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed midwife Aimee Gavette, CNM, to the medical staff. Gavette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular and environmental biology from University of California Berkeley in Berkeley, California and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Emory University in Atlanta. She will be treating patients at Primary Care of Southwest Georgia Midwifery Center in Thomasville.



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Archbold Welcomes New Provider McLaughlin

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital recently welcomed back family practice nurse practitioner Brian McLaughlin, FNP-C. McLaughlin worked as a surgical nurse at Grady General for 16 years before pursuing his master’s degree to become a family nurse practitioner. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida A&M University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Albany State University. McLaughlin is now treating patients at Wellness Life Center in Cairo.



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GGH Wins Emergency Department of the Quarter

GGH Wins Emergency Department of the Quarter Grady General Hospital was recently awarded Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department of the Quarter award for the 4th quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. The award is presented quarterly to the emergency department in Archbold’s four-hospital system that has the highest patient satisfaction scores.



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Archbold Encourages Men's Health Awareness

Archbold Encourages Men's Health Awareness Men’s Health Week is recognized each year in June during the week leading up to Father's Day. The purpose of the week is heighten awareness of preventable health problems commonly diagnosed in men, and to encourage men to see a doctor for routine screenings that can help detect diseases early. “Men are at an increased risk of multiple disease processes that can affect their quality of life and shorten their life expectancy if not...