New Technology Helps Archbold Treat Heart Disease

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Loudermilk Heart and Vascular Center recently completed a partial renovation in the hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab, as well as installation of new cardiac imaging and treatment technology. Upgrades to the older cath lab included installation of large touchscreen monitors, new measurement tools and safety equipment, as well as updated floor and ceiling aesthetics and new lighting equipment. At the heart of the newly configured lab is the Innova™...



Grady General Wins Statewide Awards

The Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) presented two of its prestigious quality and patient safety awards to Archbold’s Grady General Hospital. The project titled “Driving CAUTI to Zero” reduced the incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at Grady General and won first place in the Hospitals with Less Than 100 Beds category. To achieve a CAUTI rate of zero infections, Grady’s team utilized data prepared by the National Healthcare Safety...



Thomasville Ford Donates to Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center

Thomasville Ford Donates to Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center Thomasville Ford recently made a generous$6,000 donation to the Archbold Foundation. The local car dealership fulfilled their pledge to donate $100 for every car sold in October to the hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center’s “Brave and Beautiful” Program, a new program that will offer cancer patients monthly workshops led by a licensed cosmetologist who will teach skincare, makeup and hairstyles,...



Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service

The following employees with over 20 years of service were recently recognized for their tenure with the Archbold health system. Pictured from left to right: Wendy Jacobs, Heart & Vascular, 20 years; Melodie McGill, Heart & Vascular, 30 years; Emily Funk, ACC Imaging, 25 years; Michelle Palmer, Labor & Delivery, 25 years; Lesia Teasdale, Materials Management, 25 years; Lisa Stephens, Hospice, 25 years; Angie Jones, Oncology, 25 years; Kadrica Sharpe, Lab, 20 years; Priscilla Ross, Pharmacy,...



Archbold Installs New CT Scanner

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently installed a new computed-tomography (CT) scanner that's even faster and more versatile than the machine it's replacing. In fact, using the new scanner technology, Archbold radiology staff anticipates they will be able to reduce a patient’s scan time to less than 15 seconds. Archbold’s new Revolution™ EVO CT scanning system is designed to support a variety of patients, from complex trauma to cardiac cases. A CT scan uses x-rays to make detailed...



Archbold Sleep Center Earns ACHC Accreditation

The Archbold Sleep Disorders Center has achieved accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the Sleep Lab and Center Services. To earn the ACHC accreditation, the Archbold Sleep Disorders Center underwent a rigorous survey that demonstrated compliance with national standards and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. “We care deeply about our patients and the care they receive here at the...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Mills, Silvis

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nurse practitioner Jennifer B. Mills, FNP-C, and physician assistant Sarah D. Silvis, PA-C to the medical staff. Mills earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Science degree in family practice nursing from Chamberlain University in Addison, Illinois. She will be seeing patients in the emergency department at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Silvis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in family and...



Grady General Ranked Top Small Hospital in Georgia

Georgia Trend Magazine recently named Archbold's Grady General Hospital a Top Hospital in Georgia again. This year, Grady General has landed the number one spot on the Top Hospital list, and is the highest ranked small hospital (fewer than 100 beds) in the state of Georgia. The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data...



Archbold’s Collins Volunteer Services Coordinator of the Year

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Director of Volunteer Services, Michelle Collins, has been named the Georgia Hospital Association’s Volunteer Services Coordinator of the Year. Collins was nominated by the members of Archbold’s Auxiliary for her ability to encourage communication and teamwork within the Auxiliary and the hospital, strong support of the Auxiliary and their goals, and her ability to lead and motivate. During Collins’ tenure, she has organized many successful...



Archbold Offering “Clot Busting” Treatment

Your blood has many important jobs. It supplies essential nutrients like sugars and oxygen while also removing waste materials, such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid, from cells. Blood is also critical in regulating acidity levels and body temperature and protecting the body against infection. And though it must flow throughout your body uninterrupted to perform these important functions, your blood must also be able to shut off quickly and clot when you get a cut or injury. Blood...



Archbold Tree of Lights Postponed for December 4th

Archbold Tree of Lights Postponed for December 4th The Archbold Foundation’s annual Tree of Lights event has been postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast. The event, which is presented by TC Federal Bank, will take place Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at 6pm on Archbold Memorial Hospital’s main lawn located on Gordon Avenue. The community is invited to gather on the hospital’s front lawn to celebrate the annual lighting of the hospital tree. Guests will enjoy s’mores,...



Support for Life-Limiting Illness: Archbold Recognizes Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November marks the beginning of the holiday season, a time for family gatherings, holiday parties and making memories with loved ones. This month is also recognized as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, a time to recognize the healthcare providers that take care of patients around the clock, even on weekends and holidays. Hospice and palliative care are similar in some ways—both offer compassionate care to patients facing life-limiting illness and provide essential...