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ARCHBOLD PATIENT, WWII VET, HONORED

Thomasville resident Madison “Jack” Todd, now 98 years-old, was known as U.S. Army Private First Class Todd in World War II. He survived one of the fiercest battles from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945, in the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium. Todd, a patient at Archbold Memorial Hospital, had nurse Marc DeCosta, RN, as part of his care team during his stay. DeCosta discovered Todd’s special military past, and wanted to honor him in some way. DeCosta called the local recruiting...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed medical oncologist, Esther Tan, MD and OB-GYN, Geri Justice, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Tan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She earned a medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois and completed a residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She completed a...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Welcomes New Providers Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed midwives, Maria Mock, DNP, CNM, Victoria Gordon, CNM and Kristen Waltos, CNM to the medical staff. Gordon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Mock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University in Thomasville and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Case...



Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation Hurricane season is upon us and is here to stay until late November. Archbold Medical Center is actively educating staff and preparing for what this year’s hurricane season may bring. “We partner with the National Weather Service and monitor part of the alert system on a daily basis,” said Chuck Winchester, Archbold’s emergency management coordinator. “We get a weather briefing from the National Weather Service through the...



Archbold Names Physicians of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently held their second annual Physicians of the Year banquet on April 18th. The award winners were nominated and chosen by their medical staff peers. A Physician of the Year was selected for several categories including hospital leadership qualities. Archbold’s system hospital winners won awards for “most engaged.” ·Pulmonologist Johnny Belenchia, MD—Physician of the Year, Stewardship of Resources ·Obstetrician/Gynecologist Melissa Bruhn,...



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Archbold's Glenn-Mor Nursing Home Earns Five Star Rating

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) recently published their Star Ratings for nursing homes and long-term care facilities on the organization’s Nursing Home Compare website. Archbold’s Glenn-Mor Nursing Home (GMNH) was one of only two facilities in Thomasville to earn a five-star overall rating. The CMS rating system features an overall five-star rating based on facility performance for three types of performance measures—inspections, staffing and quality...



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GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program 

GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program Three Grady General Hospital nurses recently earned credentials for completing a 15-week intensive perinatal fellowship program. The training, offered through the state-designated Perinatal Center in Albany, consisted of education classes and hands-on training specifically related to neonatal and maternal care. The graduates developed clinical and research skills that prepare them to deliver family-engaged perinatal patient care. GGH Perinatal...



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Archbold Names Irvin Chief Medical Officer

Archbold Names Irvin Chief Medical Officer Archbold recently announced Coy Irvin, MD as Chief Medical Officer for the health system. In his 30 plus years of healthcare experience, Dr. Irvin has practiced as a founding partner in a family medicine practice, supervised physicians and providers as a medical director in hospital and long-term care facility settings, and held senior leadership roles in hospitals in Florida, South Carolina and Alabama. “Dr. Irvin’s broad experience in...



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Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL

Archbold’s Hospice Hosts Annual Camp HEAL The loss of a parent, sibling or friend is not likely to occur at some point in a child’s early years. So when a loved one dies, it can be difficult to know how to help kids cope with the loss, especially if you are working through your own grief as well. This fall, Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia will host the 11th annual Camp H.E.A.L. (Healing and Encouragement After Loss), a bereavement day camp that helps children ages 6 to 17...