GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program 

GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program Three Grady General Hospital nurses recently earned credentials for completing a 15-week intensive perinatal fellowship program. The training, offered through the state-designated Perinatal Center in Albany, consisted of education classes and hands-on training specifically related to neonatal and maternal care. The graduates developed clinical and research skills that prepare them to deliver family-engaged perinatal patient care. GGH Perinatal...



PPNH Wins Nursing Home of the Quarter

PPNH Wins Nursing Home of the Quarter Pelham Parkway Nursing Home was recently awarded Archbold’s Network Nursing Home of the Quarter award. The award is presented quarterly to the Archbold nursing home that meets or exceeds their goal on resident satisfaction surveys and quality measures, and has the highest scores among Archbold’s three nursing homes. Archbold president and CEO Perry Mustian, and Mark Lowe, Archbold’s vice president of planning and marketing, recently presented a...



GGH Focuses on Men's Health Week

GGH Focuses on Men’s Health Week According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death in men are heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide. Unfortunately most of these go undetected until they become fatal, often because men avoid regular screenings for these diseases. The week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized nationally as Men’s Health Week. Cairo Internal Medicine physician Jason NeSmith, MD, recommends men take steps now to...



Archbold Focuses on Men's Health Week

Archbold Focuses on Men’s Health Week According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death in men are heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide. Unfortunately most of these go undetected until they become fatal, often because men avoid regular screenings for these diseases. The week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized nationally as Men’s Health Week, and it’s a good time to remind men the steps they can take now to prevent many future...



MCH Focuses on National Men's Health Week

MCH Focuses on National Men’s Health Week According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death in men are heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide. Unfortunately most of these go undetected until they become fatal, often because men avoid regular screenings for these diseases. The week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized nationally as Men’s Health Week. Medical Group of Mitchell County physician Stephen Rubendall, MD says it’s a...



BCH Focuses on Men's Health Week

BCH Focuses on Men’s Health Week According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading causes of death in men are heart disease, cancer, diabetes and suicide. Unfortunately most of these go undetected until they become fatal, often because men avoid regular screenings for these diseases. The week leading up to Father’s Day is recognized nationally as Men’s Health Week. And it’s a good time to remind men the steps they can take now to prevent many future...



Thomas County Federal Named Live Better Partner

Thomas County Federal 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. Thomas County Federal is the most recent Thomasville business to become a Live Better partner. Thomas County Federal, established in 1934, has a rich...



Archbold Now Offering Lactation Services

Archbold Now Offering Lactation Services According to the National Institutes of Health, breastfeeding carries many health benefits for infants. Among the known benefits are nutritionally balanced meals and added protection against many common childhood infections. In addition, breastfed babies are also at a lower risk for developing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Some research also suggests that breastfed babies may be less likely to develop certain allergies, asthma, obesity and...



Archbold Clinical Trial Becomes First

Archbold Clinical Trial Becomes First Archbold Medical Center’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center is quickly becoming a regional destination for cancer patients seeking innovative clinical trials. The hospital recently became the first site open with the first patient enrolled with bladder cancer in the Phase III trial of ipilumumab and nivolumab versus cisplatin and gemcitabine in metastatic bladder cancer. This trial is one of several that Archbold is participating in to...



Archbold saves lives with high-level trauma care

Golden Hour Archbold saves lives with high-level trauma care In emergency medicine, the “Golden Hour” is the time period immediately following a traumatic injury. It’s the period when there’s the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent a death. Archbold Memorial Hospital general surgeon Greg Patterson, MD, the hospital’s trauma medical director, still remembers a young man at a hospital where he worked years ago in Augusta who Patterson says would...



Glenn-Mor Names Vickers Administrator

Glenn-Mor Names Vickers Administrator Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home recently announced Cynthia Vickers as administrator for the Thomasville long-term care facility. Vickers began her nursing career as a registered nurse at Archbold in 1980 where she worked in Labor and Delivery and ICU, and served as assistant head nurse. She later served as director of nursing at Heritage Inn Nursing Home in Whigham and in administrative roles including nursing home administrator at Bainbridge...



Archbold Health Talk: Healthy Eating for Busy People

Archbold Health Talk: Healthy Eating for Busy People For busy people, it may be tempting to try something exotic and short-term for fast weight loss. But it wouldn't be healthy, and any weight you lost would probably be quickly regained. A long-term program of sensible eating and exercise is still the best method. It's not new, and it may not be the fad of the moment. For most people, however, it works. “A healthy eating plan for weight loss combines fewer calories...