MCH and MCC Name Employees of the Year

Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center recently named Joy Miller and Latasha Jackson the 2020 Employees of the Year, respectively. Miller is the Quality Assurance and Infection Control Coordinator at MCH. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, Joy worked around the clock researching and planning to keep our employees and patients safe and up to date on all procedures,” said Carla Beasley, Administrator at Mitchell County Hospital. “She is an outstanding...



The Gift of Time: Glass Family Donates Cuddle Cot to Archbold Memorial Hospital

Kaleigh and Allen Glass know the inexplicable grief that comes with the loss of a child. February 24th, 2021 Kaleigh and Allen came to Archbold Memorial Hospital due to preterm complications. Emerson Rae was delivered by emergency cesarean section but was unable to be resuscitated. "When we lost Emerson, the nurses here at Archbold gave us the greatest gift they could, time with her," said Kaleigh Glass. Archbold was able to borrow a Cuddle Cot from Grady General Hospital to allow...



Archbold Unveils Portrait of Long-Time Physician Dr. Oscar Mims

On Friday, May 21st, Archbold held a small dedication to honor a well-respected and longtime physician in Thomasville, Oscar Mims, MD. A portrait of the 99-year-old physician was unveiled and will hang inside the halls of Archbold Memorial Hospital in his honor. The portrait was commissioned by his family and given to the hospital in appreciation of Dr. Mims’ long and distinguished career. Dr. Oscar Mims joined the medical staff in 1952 and specialized in Internal Medicine. He also...



BCH Names Employee of the Year

Archbold’s Brooks County Hospital recently named Kortney Thomas their 2020 Employee of the Year. Kortney is the Assistant Director of Nursing at BCH. “Kortney continually goes above and beyond for patients and our staff,” said June Furney, Administrator at Brooks County Hospital. “She is a valued employee and we’re so proud to recognize her as our Employee of the Year.”



Archbold Continues Walk-In COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Until April 30

Archbold will continue to offer walk-in COVID-19 first vaccines at Archbold Memorial Hospital until April 30 and walk-in second vaccines until May 21. The walk-in clinic is open Monday and Wednesday, 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-1pm and is located in the Williams Auditorium at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “The vaccine is safe and effective and is our best chance at resuming our normal lives. We have had a great response from our community to our vaccine clinics. To date, we have administered...



Archbold Welcomes New Provider James

Archbold Welcomes New Provider James Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome nurse practitioner Candice M. James, FNP-BC, to the medical staff. James earned a Bachelor's and Master of Science degree in nursing from Chamberlain University in Chicago, Illinois. She will be seeing patients at Patient 1st Health & Wellness Associates in Thomasville.



Archbold Now Offering Groundbreaking Technology in Breast Conserving Surgery

Archbold Memorial Hospital is now offering advanced technology that can be used in the treatment of certain breast cancer patients. The Hologic BioZorb® is a 3D implantable marker that is designed to help improve care for patients eligible for breast conserving surgery. Its unique design enables the surgeon to precisely mark the surgical site of a breast lesion and helps to retain aesthetics of the pre-surgery tissue. “We are very proud to be the first in the South Georgia region...



Archbold Begins COVID-19 Vaccinations for Educators

Teachers and staff across the state of Georgia can now roll up their sleeves to get their COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, Governor Brian Kemp expanded eligibility to include educators and teachers, along with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers, and parents of children with complex medical conditions who are at high risk for COVID-19 complications beginning March 8th. Archbold was able to coordinate efforts with schools in our community to be able to...



Archbold Welcomes New Physician Kumar

Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome gastroenterologist Atul Kumar, MD, MBA, to the medical staff. Kumar earned a Bachelor of Medicine degree from the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna, India, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Yale University affiliated Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Dr. Kumar will be treating patients at...



Archbold Scheduling COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Archbold Memorial Hospital is excited to once again be open to scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for eligible community members. Archbold has worked diligently and been able to administer over 16,000 vaccine doses since vaccination began in mid-December. The State of Georgia is still in Phase 1A+ of their vaccine distribution which includes: healthcare workers, long-term care staff and residents, adults 65 or older and their caregivers, first responders, and funeral home workers....



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 fourth in recognition. Hospitals are classified 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 consistently over the years. “To earn this more than once shows our long term commitment to quality and satisfaction for our community and our patients,” said Crystal Wells,...



Grady General Hospital Named Large Business of the Year

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital was named Large Business of the Year at the Grady County Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 30. “It’s an honor to be named Grady County’s Large Business of the Year,” said Crystal Wells, administrator at Grady General Hospital. “I am so proud of our team and what we have accomplished during this challenging year. We have a responsibility to ensure that all of our patients receive high-quality care when they enter our...