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...



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...



Singletary Oncology Center Reaccredited

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center was recently granted reaccreditation by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for three years. Established in 1922 by the American College of Surgeons, the CoC is a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving patient outcomes and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive, quality care. In order to earn accreditation,...



Archbold Oncology Center Celebrates Survivor Day

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center hosted a celebration for survivors on Tuesday, October 15. Cancer survivors in the Thomasville community were invited to attend the celebration and participate in the Center's yoga, art and massage therapy activities. Attendees also enjoyed smoothies made by an Archbold dietitian and visiting with the hospital's pet therapy team. Participants also had the chance to take pictures in front of the Pink Heals Pink...



Calling All Survivors—Singletary Oncology Center Seeking Models for 2019 Pink Affair

Calling All Survivors—Singletary Oncology Center Seeking Models for 2019 Pink Affair Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women other than skin cancer. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death, and about one in eight women will develop the disease in their lifetime. The disease consistently remains one of the most common cancers treated at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center. On October 24, 2019, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center...



Thomasville Ford Donates to Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center

Thomasville Ford Donates to Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center Thomasville Ford recently made a generous$6,000 donation to the Archbold Foundation. The local car dealership fulfilled their pledge to donate $100 for every car sold in October to the hospital’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center’s “Brave and Beautiful” Program, a new program that will offer cancer patients monthly workshops led by a licensed cosmetologist who will teach skincare, makeup and hairstyles,...



Thomasville Ford Presenting Sponsor of Archbold Pink Affair

Thomasville Ford staff recently joined Ricky Stokes, Dealer Principle of Thomasville Ford, to announce the dealership’s commitment to be the presenting sponsor for Archbold Memorial Hospital’s seventh annual Pink Affair, a benefit fashion show featuring local cancer survivors as models. The local car dealership has pledged to donate $150 from every car sold in October to Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center “Brave and Beautiful” program, a new program that will offer cancer...



Archbold Welcomes New Physicians Ponugoti, Chintalapally

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed pulmonologist and critical care specialist Keerthi Ponugoti, MD, and medical oncologist Rohini Chintalapally, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Ponugoti earned his Bachelor of Medicine degree and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in pulmonology and critical care at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He joins Johnny Belenchia, MD, at...



Thomasville Ford Presenting Sponsor for Archbold’s Pink Affair

Studies show one in eight women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. It’s the second-leading cause of cancer death nationally. And it remains one of the most common cancers treated at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center each year. On October 25, 2018, the Singletary Oncology Center will host the seventh annual Pink Affair, a benefit fashion show featuring local cancer survivors, at the Thomasville Center for the Arts. The presenting sponsor for the event will be...



Belk Donates to Singletary Oncology Center

Belk in Thomasville recently raised $700 from a bake sale held at the store during the department store’s Wacoal Fit for the Cure event. The funds were used to purchase bras that were donated to Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center for cancer patients. Picture from left to right: Josh Simmons, MD, Medical Oncologist at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center; Debbie Beeson, Breast Navigator at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center; Ciara Thomas, Intimate...



ARCHBOLD HOSTS SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

ARCHBOLD HOSTS SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM According the American Cancer Society, tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths in the United States every year. In addition, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths. But because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are acquired behaviors—activities that people choose to do—using tobacco may be one of the most...