Juice Box 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 recently formed another partnership with a local juicery that has committed to taking action in support of Live Better goals. The Juice Box is a newly-opened local neighborhood juicery rooted in the wisdom of plants and the science of food for longevity using 100% organically sourced produce and is one of the most recent businesses to...



Archbold Tree of Lights Event is Back

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. After taking a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual tree lighting ceremony is back and will be held on the hospital’s front lawn. The event, which is presented by TC Federal Bank, will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 6pm on Archbold Memorial Hospital’s front lawn...



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 Welcomes New Providers Shoup and Suite

Archbold is pleased to welcome new providers, physician assistant Mary Shoup, PA-C, and nurse practitioner Julie Suite, FNP-C, to the medical staff. Shoup earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. She went on to earn a Master of Physician Assistant from Augusta University in Augusta. She joins hospital medicine providers SouthlandMD and will be treating patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Suite earned a Bachelor of Science degree...



Mitchell County Hospital Names Gibbs Director of Nursing

Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital recently named Frankie Gibbs, RN, as Director of Nursing for the 25-bed critical access hospital in Camilla, Georgia. Gibbs joined Archbold in 1995 and worked in medical/surgical departments until 2012 before transferring to critical care. Since that time, Gibbs has served as an IMCU Nurse Manager at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville and became Critical Care Director of Nursing in 2019. She served in that role until 2021. Gibbs graduated...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Mixon and Bonner

Archbold is pleased to welcome nurse practitioners Kelly Mixon, FNP-C, and Brock Bonner, FNP-C, to the medical staff. Mixon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Valdosta State University. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing at South University in Savannah. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing at South University in Savannah. Both providers are Archbold scholarship recipients. They are...



First of its kind treatment of Coronary and Vascular calcium available at Archbold

Archbold now offers a new, innovative therapy for the treatment of advanced heart disease and other arterial calcifications. The treatment allows physicians to modify calcified plaque that restricts blood flow safely. “Shockwave is a new technology that we are super excited to have here at Archbold,” said Cardiovascular Consultants of South Georgia Interventional Cardiologist, Clay Sizemore, MD, FACC, FSCAI. “When Shockwave came along as an alternative therapy for calcified disease...



Archbold Now Offering No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Urology Associates of Archbold now offers vasectomies as minimally-invasive outpatient procedures that do not require a scalpel or stitches. A vasectomy offers you or your partner the option for a more permanent form of birth control. Physicians performing the no-scalpel vasectomy create a pinhole opening instead of using a scalpel to cut the skin. From there, an instrument is inserted to perform the vasectomy. Due to the minimal size of the hole, sutures are not needed for the area to...



Archbold Welcomes Back Family Medicine Physician

Archbold is pleased to welcome back family medicine physician Stephen Rubendall Jr, MD, to the medical staff. Rubendall treated patients at Medical Group of Mitchell County for 14 years before relocating out of state. He now rejoins the Archbold team at the same practice. Rubendall earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Valdosta State University. He went on to study at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he earned a medical degree. He completed a residency in...



Archbold Welcomes Physician Bouck

Archbold is pleased to welcome new pediatrician, Sarah Bouck, MD, to the medical staff. Bouck earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree in Biological Science at the University of Georgia. She went on to study at Florida State University College of Medicine, where she earned a Doctor of Medicine degree. Bouck then completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. She joins The Pediatric Center in Thomasville.



Archbold Welcomes New Provider Stephany

Archbold is pleased to welcome back physician assistant Amber Stephany, PA-C, to the medical staff. Stephany earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical science at Thomas University. She went on to study at Nova Southeastern University in Jacksonville, where she earned a Master of Medical Science physician assistant degree. Stephany will be treating patients at Archbold’s Northside Center for Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Care in Thomasville.



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Little, Farrell

Archbold Medical Center is excited to welcome physician assistant Jason T. Little, PA-C, and podiatrist Brian L. Farrell, DPM, to the medical staff. Little earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also earned a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He will be seeing patients at South Georgia Surgical Associates in Thomasville. Farrell earned a Bachelor of Science...