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Archbold Welcomes New Physician LeFranc Matta

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital recently welcomed OBGYN physician Noemi LeFranc Matta, MD, to the medical staff. LeFranc Matta earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, with minors in both chemistry and business, from The Florida State University. She earned a medical degree from The Florida State University College of Medicine and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Florida. LeFranc Matta will be treating patients at Cairo...



Archbold Welcomes New Physicians Lee Loy, Marler

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nephrologist Justin Lee Loy, MD, and cardiologist Adam Marler, MD, to the medical staff. Lee Loy earned Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees as well as a medical degree from University of West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. He completed a residency in internal medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York where he was chief resident. He completed a fellowship in nephrology at University of Florida...



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Calling All Survivors—Singletary Oncology Center Seeking Models for 2019 Pink Affair

Calling All Survivors—Singletary Oncology Center Seeking Models for 2019 Pink Affair Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death, and about one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetime. The disease consistently remains one of the most common cancers treated at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. On October 24, 2019, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center...



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Pelham Parkway Nursing Home of the Quarter

Pelham Parkway Nursing Home has been named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Nursing Home of the Quarter. The award is presented quarterly to the Archbold nursing home that meets or exceeds their goals on resident satisfaction surveys and quality measures as well as the highest scores among Archbold’s three nursing homes. Pelham Parkway had the highest scores among Archbold’s nursing homes for the first quarter of 2019. “High quality resident care is the cornerstone of Pelham...



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Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp H.E.A.L.

The loss of a grandparent, parent, sibling or friend may occur at some point in a child’s early years. Losing a loved one is difficult at any age, but is especially hard on a child and or teen. It can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with loss, especially if you are working through your own grief as well. At Camp H.E.A.L., children and teenagers are able to express themselves while also meeting others who are dealing with a similar situation. This fall, Archbold Medical...



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BCH Wins Network Hospital of the Quarter

Brooks County Hospital has been named Archbold’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2019 for having the highest patient satisfaction scores of any Archbold hospital in the region. “Our staff at BCH is committed to continually providing patients with high quality care,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold Medical Center President and CEO. “We are extremely proud of our team and their commitment to serving their community well.”



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Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service

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: Rosa Ward, 30 years; Athalena Benton, 20 years; Sig Smith, 30 years; Roy Parker, 20 years; Lashunda Rauls, 20 years; Jill Jones, 25 years; Crystal Singletary, 20 years; Beth Raffield, 25 years; Robert Dewell, 25 years; Angela Esther, 20 years; Kay Streets, 25 years; Earlene Colvin,...



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...