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GGH Wins Network Hospital of the Quarter

Grady General Hospital has been named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. GGH had the highest patient satisfaction scores out of the four Archbold system hospitals for the quarter. “We are very proud of our team at GGH and their commitment to providing every patient with excellent care,” said Perry Mustian, Archbold Medical Center President and CEO. “Their commitment to excellence is clearly evident in their patient...



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Live Better Fit Participants Celebrate Journey

Obesity rates and prevalence of chronic diseases are typically higher in South Georgia counties compared to Georgia and U.S. averages. In fact, obesity is the common denominator with many diseases prevalent in Thomas County, including heart disease, stroke, COPD, sleep disorders, vascular disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spine problems and other conditions. The top priority for Live Better, the Archbold-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the...



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Archbold Auxiliary Accepting 2020 Scholarship Applications

The Archbold Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is seeking applicants for 2020 scholarships. The Archbold Auxiliary scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students enrolled in a medical-related field of study. The three scholarships that are available this year are the Archbold Auxiliary Scholarship, the Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship and the Jean Cory Youth Scholarship. The Archbold Auxiliary Scholarship is awarded annually to area students seeking a career in healthcare....



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Active Soles Running Company named Live Better Partner

Active Soles Running Company named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Active Soles Running Company, a specialty running store located in Downtown Thomasville, is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live...



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Planet Fitness Members Find New Habits during Live Better Fit

Changing habits and getting into a new routine takes time a dedication. On average, it takes about two months for new habits to become routine. In June, Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health of the citizens of Thomas County, launched Live Better Fit (LB Fit). The 25-week wellness program is a collaboration with local businesses and gyms. The goal of LB Fit is to teach people how to lead a...



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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,...



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Archbold Tree of Lights December 5th

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 for the Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights. This year, the community will gather on the hospital’s front lawn to celebrate the annual lighting of the hospital tree. The event, which is presented by TC Federal Bank, will take place Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 6pm on Archbold Memorial Hospital’s front lawn located on Gordon Avenue....



Archbold Receives Pharmacy Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently received accreditation from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) for the hospital’s pharmacy residency program. The designation also signifies that the program is recognized as an accredited pharmacy residency program by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “This accreditation is important because it demonstrates that our pharmacy operation and clinical pharmacy program meets high standards of quality and...



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Archbold Recognized for Promoting Donation Registries

Archbold Memorial Hospital was among a select group of hospitals from across the nation recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ, eye and tissue donor registries in the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Campaign. Archbold conducted awareness and registration campaigns to educate staff, patients, visitors and their communities about the critical need for organ, eye and tissue donors, and increased the number of potential donors on Georgia’s Organ and Tissue Donor...



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Archbold Welcomes New Provider Olson

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed anesthesiologist assistant John M. Olson, AA, to the medical staff. Olson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and a Master of Science degree in anesthesia from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He joins South Georgia Anesthesia Associates in Thomasville.



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Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service The following employees with over 20 years of service were recently recognized for their tenure with the Archbold health system. Pictured from left-right: Justin Coleman, 20 years; Jami Stephenson, 20 years; Andreau Merriweather, 30 years; Tim Green, 25 years; Katie Johnson, 20 years; Becky Poole, 25 years; Articia Dickey, 20 years; Jorge LeFranc, 35 years; Janet Eldridge, 40 years; Marjorie Mosley, 20 years; Faith Dodson, 25 years;...



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Archbold Welcomes New Physician Pearson

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed hospitalist Richard J. Pearson, Jr., DO, PhD, JD, to the medical staff. Dr. Pearson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a minor in psychology from Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw. He earned a Postgraduate Doctoral degree in molecular neurobiology from University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Juris Doctor degree from University of Alabama School of Law in Tuscaloosa. He earned a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine degree...