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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,...



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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...



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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 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...



GGH Receives UNB Donation

Grady General Hospital recently received a generous donation of 100 blankets from the staff at United National Bank of Grady County. The blankets will be distributed to patients in GGH’s medical/surgical department as a way to make them more comfortable during their stay. “Community partners are vital to the success of our business,” said Mike Chastain, CEO at United National Bank. “We are honored to have the opportunity to give back to our hospital, because they help so many...



Archbold Earns ACR Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital was recently awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). The ACR is a national professional organization with programs focusing on the practice of medical imaging and radiation oncology, as well as the delivery of comprehensive health care services. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is...



Archbold Announces Cancer Partnership with Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Singletary Oncology Center and the prestigious Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University recently announced a partnership that will enhance access to state-of-the-art cancer research and treatment to patients in Southwest Georgia. Effective today, Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center will become the first hospital to join an elite group of community hospitals known as Emory’s Winship Cancer Network. Winship is the first and only National Cancer...



Grady General Ranked Among Top Small Hospitals

For the second year in a row, Georgia Trend magazine has named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Grady General Hospital a Top Georgia Hospital. This year, Grady General ranked third in the small hospital category (hospitals in Georgia with less than 100 beds), and is the highest ranked small hospital in Southwest Georgia. The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired in July 2015 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), which administers...



Archbold Ranked Top Large Hospital in South Georgia

For the fifth consecutive year, Georgia Trend magazine has named Archbold Memorial Hospital a “Top Georgia Hospital.” This year, Archbold ranks third in the large hospital category (hospitals in Georgia with more than 250 beds), and is the highest ranked large hospital in South Georgia. The information used to compile the rankings was based on publicly reported data acquired in July 2015 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and...



New Gamma Knife Coming to Archbold

With the ability to deliver a non-invasive but highly accurate therapeutic dose of radiation to the brain with Gamma Knife, Archbold Memorial Hospital has transformed treatment for patients across the region with brain disorders and cancer metastases (cancer that has traveled to the brain from elsewhere in the body) for the last 12 years. Using this state-of-the-art radiosurgery equipment, the Gamma Knife team has successfully treated over 900 patients since the hospital acquired the...