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 Welcomes New Providers Bussey and Moninger

Archbold is pleased to welcome nurse practitioners Daniele Bussey, NP-C and Shannon Moninger, NP-BC, to the medical staff. Bussey earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing from South University in Savannah. Bussey will be seeing patients at the Emergency Department at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Moninger earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Florida State University and earned a...



Archbold Performs First Cardiac MRI on Valentine’s Day

Archbold Memorial Hospital performed its first Cardiac MRIs on Monday, February 14. Cardiac MRI, or cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, can produce detailed pictures of the structures within and around the heart. The test can help physicians study a heart muscle's structure and function while also finding the cause of a patient's heart failure. The test can also identify tissue damage due to a heart attack. "Cardiac MRI is the gold standard test for cardiac structure and function,"...



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 Medical Center Collaborates with Cerner to Enhance Patient Experience

Archbold Medical Center, serving the communities of South Georgia and North Florida for more than 90 years, and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global healthcare technology company, are expanding their longtime relationship with new technologies to enhance patient care and communications and the caregiver experience. Their adoption of Cerner Millennium® electronic health record (EHR) across all facilities will help ensure a patient’s latest health information is available no matter...



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...