Archbold Revises Visitor Policy

Due to the decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations and positive cases in the community, Archbold has revised its visitor policy effective Monday, March 7, 2022. Most significantly, there are no longer restrictions on the number of visitors per day for non-COVID inpatients at Archbold Memorial Hospital and its outpatient departments. Visitors will still be required to sign in at the security check-in desk upon arrival. Patients at the hospital for an outpatient diagnostic procedure...



Archbold Names Vezina Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety

Archbold recently named Emily Vezina, MSN, RN, CPPS, as Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety for the health system. Vezina has over 15 years of healthcare experience, including direct patient care as a critical care nurse and nearly eight years in hospital leadership roles. Vezina comes to Archbold from Kaleida Health-Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital/DeGraff Medical Park in Buffalo, New York, where she served as Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. “The Vice President...



Archbold Residency Program Receives Accreditation

Thomasville, GA---Archbold Medical Center’s new Internal Medicine Residency Program has received initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program, which will participate in the 2021-2022 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), is recruiting for its first class of five residents that will start July 1, 2022. The development of this residency program is an effort to train and retain physicians in South Georgia. “Medical...



Archbold’s Grady General Hospital Recognized Among Top Small Hospitals in State

Georgia Trend Magazine has named Archbold’s Grady General Hospital as one of the best small hospitals in the state, landing third in recognition. One placement higher than last year. Georgia Trend Magazine classifies the hospitals as “small” if they have fewer than 100 beds. The 60-bed facility in Cairo, Georgia has earned a spot in the top five small hospital category over the last six years. “This recognition shows our long-term commitment to patient quality and...



Archbold Northside Center Opens Center for Change Outpatient Clinic

Archbold Northside Center for Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Care has opened a new Center for Change Outpatient Clinic in Thomasville. The psychiatric clinic aims to provide patients therapy services that do not require a prolonged stay at the facility. A dedicated team of mental health professionals will assess and provide an individual treatment plan to help patients cope with stressors and manage their mental health. Conditions treated include depression, bipolar disorder, dementia...



Nurse Practitioner Celebrates 50 Years with Archbold

"I couldn't have done it alone," said JT Thompson, MSN, FNP-C, CNS/PMH. Thompson credits his long-standing career at Archbold to the extraordinary administration and staff. "My coworkers and colleagues have helped shape me into the person I am today. I have learned so much from them throughout the decades. My passion for mental health and this community has also served a big role in my career, and I am so thankful to be able to serve the patients of South Georgia for as long as I...



Archbold’s Howell Now Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Jessica “Kristy” Howell, RN, is now a certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) through the Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CBDCE). Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to take the certification exam. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with...



Archbold approves $9 million in wage increases for employees

Archbold is pleased to announce the Archbold Medical Center Board of Directors has approved a $9 million investment in their employees through a new staff recruitment and retention plan for the hospital system. “We are living in unprecedented times,” said Archbold President and CEO Darcy Craven. “The COVID pandemic continues to strain our community, we are experiencing labor shortages in almost every area of the organization, and most recently, rising inflation is hurting our staff...



Archbold's Brooks County Hospital Encourages Vaccination

COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the US as well as Brooks County. Recently, the Georgia Department of Public Health identified Brooks County as a "high transmission county." With millions still unvaccinated across the United States and a highly contagious delta variant spreading rapidly, community members must take the steps necessary to protect yourself, your family, and the community. The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, highly effective, and readily available in and around Brooks County....



Archbold Welcomes New Physician Webb

Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Eric Webb, MD, to the medical staff. Webb earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry at Florida State University in Tallahassee. He completed his medical degree at Florida State University’s College of Medicine, where he spent the final two years living in Thomasville and learning from the Archbold staff. Webb completed his residency in urology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He joins Timothy Grayson, MD and Jason...



Grady General Hospital Names Employee of the Year

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital recently named Ann Scott their 2020 Employee of the Year. Ann works in respiratory care and has been a part of the Archbold system for 25 years. “Ann is the type of employee that makes our hospital great,” said Crystal Wells, Administrator at Grady General Hospital. “She jumped in head first to take care of our most critical patients during the pandemic. She’s a great patient advocate, and will always speak up when it comes to providing high...



Archbold Medical Center Names Employees of the Year

Archbold Medical Center Names Employees of the Year Archbold Medical Center and Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home recently named their 2020 Employees of the Year. Mark Bigley was named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s 2020 Employee of the Year. “Mark was instrumental during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in making sure that our employees had the proper supplies to protect themselves when treating patients,” said Chris Newman, Vice President of Clinical Services. “He...