Archbold’s Watson Inducted into FSU College of Medicine Hall of Fame

Family medicine physician, Mary Watson, MD, has been inducted into the Florida State University College of Medicine/Programs in Medical Sciences Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to recognize graduates of the College of Medicine and Program in Medical Sciences for their outstanding contributions to the health of all people through patient care, basic research, clinical research and/or health services administration and the demonstration of the high principles of the medical...



Archbold Continues Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Until April 30

Archbold will continue to offer walk-in COVID-19 first vaccines at Archbold Memorial Hospital until April 30 and walk-in second vaccines until May 21. The walk-in clinic is open Monday and Wednesday, 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-1pm and is located in the Williams Auditorium at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “The vaccine is safe and effective and is our best chance at resuming our normal lives. We have had a great response from our community to our vaccine clinics. To date, we have administered...



Archbold Cardiologist one of 78 in world to Earn Cardio-Oncology Certification

Archbold cardiologist Kashyap Choksi, MD, PhD, FASNC becomes one of only 78 physicians in the world to earn Cardio-Oncology certification. Cardiologists with a Cardio-Oncology certification are trained to evaluate and treat patients who have heart disease or who are at risk for heart disease before, during, and after cancer treatment. “This is such a unique opportunity to treat patients who are undergoing oncological treatments and have a lot of cardiovascular risk factors that may...



Newly Renovated Interventional Radiology Suite at Archbold

Archbold Memorial Hospital is now utilizing a newly renovated interventional radiology suite, bringing new advancements to physicians and patients. The $1.3 million dollar project recently became operational after a year in the making. “Technology and medical technology is always advancing so it’s important for us to stay on the leading edge of it, especially when it comes to advancements in cancer care and nephrology,” said Archbold Vice President of Ancillary Services, Chris...



Ambetter “In-Network” at Archbold on Federal Exchange Plan

Patients in Archbold Medical Center’s service area with insurance coverage under plans created for the Affordable Care Act may have recently received a notice from Archbold regarding their Health Insurance Exchange plan from Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Georgia, and the insurance provider’s decision to remove all Archbold hospital and physician providers from their list of in-network providers. The changes affect the Anthem Pathway, Anthem Pathway X, Anthem Enhanced Pathway...



New TrueBeam® System Fighting Cancer at Archbold

Archbold has added a new piece of technology to its extensive cancer fighting arsenal–the Varian TrueBeam® System. The TrueBeam® system has become a new standard of care, recognized by medical professionals nationally for giving them the ability to treat a wide range of cancers in numerous ways, many of which were not possible just a few years ago. Some of advantages to the TrueBeam® system include accurate, fast, non-invasive treatments. “The main advantages of TrueBeam® are...



Sass Restaurant Named Live Better Partner

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health in Thomas County with a specific focus on reducing obesity, recently formed another partnership with a local restaurant that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Sass, a restaurant in downtown Thomasville, is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. As a Live Better partner, Sass has...



Craven to be new Archbold CEO

Following a nationwide search, Archbold Medical Center has announced Darcy Craven as the health system’s next president and CEO. He will succeed Perry Mustian, who will retire after 20 years with Archbold, the last 12 as president and CEO. Craven’s first day at Archbold will be August 24, 2020. Craven, 49, currently serves as President of the northern region for Kaleida Health in Buffalo, NY. In this role he oversees several sites of care in Western New York State including Millard...



MCH Wins Network Awards

Mitchell County Hospital was recently named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Network Hospital of the Quarter and Emergency Department of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2019. MCH was awarded Network Hospital and Emergency Department of the Quarter by having the highest patient satisfaction scores out of the four Archbold system hospitals and emergency departments for the quarter. “We’re very proud of our team at Mitchell County Hospital,” said Perry Mustian, President and CEO...



Archbold Receives Bariatric Comprehensive Center Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program has received Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® (MBSAQIP®). The MBSAQIP is a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Archbold program reflects collaboration between the surgeons and staff of Archbold’s South Georgia Surgical Associates and...



Archbold’s Live Better Hosting Kids Fun Run

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, is hosting the third annual Live Better Heart and Sole fun run – a one-mile fun run for K-5 school children. Held in conjunction with Heart month, the run is intended to raise awareness of the connections between obesity and heart disease, while promoting living a heart-healthy lifestyle through physical fitness and healthy...



Archbold Breaks Ground for Advanced Therapy Facility

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new outpatient therapy center. Located on Pinetree Boulevard, the new facility will be home to a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, as well as a growing sports medicine program. The new facility is a replacement building for Archbold’s Outpatient Rehabilitation department, currently located on Hansell Street. Along with the new facility comes a new name—Advanced Therapy and...