Archbold Offering Special CT Coronary Calcium Screening in February

Most everyone has heard that calcium is good for your bones. But it can say a lot about your heart health, too. Calcium, which is transported through the bloodstream, can buildup, harden and disrupt your body’s normal processes. Calcifications can form in many places throughout your body, including small and large arteries and heart valves, which can be a sign of heart disease. “Typically the greater the burden of calcified plaque detected in the arteries, the greater a...



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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 Archbold. Pictured from left to right: Randy Taylor, 25 years; Ruby Eason, 20 years; Cynthia Blackmon, 20 years; Robin Godwin, 20 years; Amy Griffin, 25 years; Lynette Wynn, 25 years; Michelle Stelly, 20 years; Ricky Ross (kneeling) 25 years; Kellie Odom, 20 years; Amy Henderson, 30 years; Maria Jones, 20 years; Pat Carter, 20 years;...



ARCHBOLD AUXILIARY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018

ARCHBOLD AUXILIARY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 The Archbold Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is seeking applicants for 2018 scholarships. The Archbold Auxiliary scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students enrolled in a medical-related field of study. Two different scholarships are available this year. The statewide Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship is for applicants pursuing a health-related degree at an accredited college, university or...



Archbold Officials Say There Are Ways to Reduce Flu Risk

Archbold Officials Say there are ways to reduce flu risk The number of flu cases is rising, and officials with Archbold Health Systems said there are ways to reduce the risk of getting the flu. “In the month of December, we screened over 600 individuals in Archbold’s emergency department for the flu, with less than 20 percent resulting in positive results,” said Archbold infection control coordinator Mike Washington, RN. “In the first week of January, the rate of positive tests...



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Archbold Memorial, Grady General Ranked Best in Region

Archbold Memorial, Grady General Ranked Best in Region The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published quarterly Star Ratings for hospitals on the organization’s Hospital Compare website, and Archbold Memorial Hospital and Archbold’s Grady General Hospital are the only hospitals in the region with a “double 4-star” rating for Overall Rating and Patient Experience. In fact, the two hospitals are the only hospitals within 100 miles of Thomasville with the...



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Seagate Printing Named Live Better Partner

Seagate Printing Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Seagate Printing is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. Seagate has committed to providing print and delivery services for Live...



Archbold’s Grady General Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness Diabetes is a demanding disease. And living with it isn’t always easy. Checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat and other diabetes-related tasks can sap your energy. Worry and frustration over things like glucose numbers or complications may take an emotional toll. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that 9.3% of Americans are living with diabetes. Further, the ADA estimates 86 million...



Archbold’s Brooks County Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness

Archbold’s Brooks County Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness Diabetes is a demanding disease. And living with it isn’t always easy. Checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat and other diabetes-related tasks can sap your energy. Worry and frustration over things like glucose numbers or complications may take an emotional toll. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that 9.3% of Americans are living with diabetes. Further, the ADA estimates 86 million...



Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness

Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness Diabetes is a demanding disease. And living with it isn’t always easy. Checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat and other diabetes-related tasks can sap your energy. Worry and frustration over things like glucose numbers or complications may take an emotional toll. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that 9.3% of Americans are living with diabetes. Further, the ADA estimates 86...



Archbold Memorial Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness

Archbold Memorial Hospital Urges Diabetes Awareness Diabetes is a demanding disease. And living with it isn’t always easy. Checking blood sugar, taking medication, watching what you eat and other diabetes-related tasks can sap your energy. Worry and frustration over things like glucose numbers or complications may take an emotional toll. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) estimates that 9.3% of Americans are living with diabetes. Further, the ADA estimates 86 million people...



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Pelham Primary Care Welcomes New Provider

Pelham Primary Care Welcomes New Provider Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed back family practice nurse practitioner Christina “Tina” Lockhart, FNP-C. Tina worked as nurse practitioner at Archbold for over 20 years, primarily working at the Camilla Pediatric Center. Tina now rejoins the Archbold team as a family medicine provider at Pelham Primary Care with Sarah Brooks, FNP-C. Lockhart earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University of New Mexico and a...



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Morrison Healthcare Named Live Better Partner

Morrison Healthcare Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Morrison Healthcare, a Compass One Healthcare Company, is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. Morrison has committed to...