Henderson’s Named Live Better Partner

Henderson’s 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. Thomasville restaurant Henderson’s is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed nurse anesthetist Jeniffer Pelletier, CRNA, Lauren Phillips, CRNA and physician assistant Christopher Stephany, PA-C, to the medical staff. Pelletier earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida State University and a Master of Science degree in nurse anesthesia from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth. She is practicing with South Georgia Anesthesia Associates at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Phillips...



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 Tree of Lights December 4th

Archbold Tree of Lights December 4th The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones through contributions to the Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights. This year, the community will gather on the hospital’s front lawn to celebrate the annual lighting of the hospital tree. The event will take place Monday, December 4, 2017, at 6pm at Archbold Memorial Hospital’s main lawn located on Gordon Avenue. Guests...



Mitchell County Hospital Hosting Drill On Wednesday

On Wednesday, December 6, Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital will hold a drill during which hospital staff will respond to a simulated emergency situation involving a bus crash. “It’s extremely important that our staff knows how to respond in real emergency situations that could affect the safety and well-being of our patients, visitors and employees,” said Jamie Womack, Mitchell County Hospital administrator. Mitchell County Hospital frequently holds drills to remind staff...



Archbold Palliative Care Provides Relief for Long-term Illness

Many people have heard of hospice and have a general idea of what services hospice provides. But what is palliative care? And how is it different from hospice? Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care is focused on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness. Examples of illnesses that can require palliative care are cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed urologist Jason Burnette, MD, PhD, and physician assistant, Joe Baugham, PA-C, to the medical staff. Dr. Burnette earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Augusta State University where he graduated magna cum laude. He earned a dual MD/PhD degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where he also completed a residency and served as chief resident his final year. Dr. Burnette is board certified in urology and a fellow...



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 Encourages Wise Use of Antibiotics

Archbold Encourages Wise Use of Antibiotics Some wish there were pills to cure every ailment. Sadly, we know there aren't. But it can be hard to come to terms with the limits of medication when we're sick with a cold, the flu or another upper respiratory problem. Coping with nasty viruses like these can tempt anyone to seek relief, often in the form of an antibiotic. Although antibiotics can work wonders against bacterial infections--such as strep throat--they're powerless against...



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...