YMCA, Yoburst Named First Live Better Partners

YMCA, Yoburst Named First Live Better Partners 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 partnerships with local businesses that have committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Thomasville’s YMCA and Yoburst became the first business and restaurant partners, respectively, to officially partner with Live Better. Several other local...



Archbold Classic Winners Announced

Archbold Classic Winners Announced The 22nd annual Archbold Classic Pro-Am golf tournament was held Monday, November 7th at Glen Arven Country Club. The tournament was presented by sponsors Thomasville National Bank and TNB Financial, and raised more than $240,000 for the Archbold Foundation scholarship program. Each team included 4 amateur golfers and one professional playing a modified scramble format. A total of 34 teams competed for the championship trophy and bragging rights...



Wheeler Earns National Credential

Wheeler Earns National Credential Zach Wheeler, senior vice president of human resources at Archbold, recently earned designation as Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR), a national credential granted by the American Hospital Association (AHA). According to the AHA, CHHR professionals have expert knowledge of the healthcare environment and healthcare workforce needs, and are able to adapt the knowledge to meet their organization’s needs and goals. The designation also...



New Location for Archbold Tree of Lights

New Location for Archbold Tree of Lights The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones by making contributions to the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights. “The Tree of Lights ceremony really marks the beginning of the holiday season for our community, and it offers a celebration of life and remembrance for attendees, as well,” said Vann Middleton, Archbold Foundation president. This year, the...



Archbold Health Services Recognizes National Home Care and Hospice Month

November marks the beginning of the holiday season—a time for family gatherings and making memories with loved ones. This month is also recognized nationally as National Home Care and Hospice Month—a time to recognize and celebrate the healthcare providers that take care of patients around the clock, even on weekends and holidays, in their homes. When given the option, most patients would prefer to recover at home, but a lot of times family and friends can't provide all the care a...



Archbold and CDC Encourage Getting Smart About Antibiotics

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will observe November 14-20 as Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. This annual one-week observance is intended to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing and use. Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections. Instead, simply treating the symptoms is considered the best treatment...



Wheeler Receives FSU Daisy Faculty Award

Archbold nurse and Florida State University College of Nursing educator Stacy Wheeler was recently awarded the prestigious DAISY Faculty Award for her extraordinary commitment to the nursing profession and inspirational influence on students. DAISY Faculty Award honorees personify the Florida State University College of Nursing's remarkable impact on students and patients. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and selected by the FSU College of Nursing’s Alumni Council and...



Archbold Welcomes Our Newest Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed hospital medicine physicians (hospitalists) Kristopher Palmer, DO, and Adam Graham, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. Kristopher Palmer, DO, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethany College in West Virginia and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Palmer...



Pelham Primary Care Welcomes New Provider

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed back family practice nurse practitioner Sarah Brooks, FNP-C. Sarah worked as a critical care nurse at Archbold for over four years, primarily working in the ICU before pursuing her master’s degree to become a family nurse practitioner. Sarah now rejoins the Archbold team as a family medicine provider at Pelham Primary Care. Brooks earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Science degree in...



Archbold Contributions Great During Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began on June 1, is scheduled to end on November 30. And the 2016 hurricane season is one residents up and down Georgia and Florida’s coast are sure to remember. Hurricane Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since 2005. Hermine became a Category 1 hurricane just before making landfall in the Florida panhandle on September 2. Schools and businesses in South Georgia and North Florida were closed as a safety...



New Georgia Tax Credit to Benefit Grady General Hospital Donors

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who contribute to Grady General may be eligible for a tax credit that offsets their Georgia income taxes. A participant in the Georgia HEART (“Helping Enhance Access to Rural Treatment”) program, Grady General has been allocated $4 million of the total $50 million of tax credits that will be available to individuals and corporations who contribute to qualifying rural hospitals throughout Georgia. “The HEART tax credit allows...



Cosmetologists sought for Look Good Feel Better Program

Cosmetologists sought for Look Good Feel Better Program Volunteers needed to teach cancer patients techniques to overcome effects of treatment The American Cancer Society will offer a Look Good Feel Better facilitator training class for licensed cosmetologists and estheticians on Monday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center located at 919 South Broad Street in Thomasville. Look Good Feel Better is a free program for women who...