Archbold Foundation Contributes to Success of Hospital

Archbold Foundation Contributes to Success of Hospital A Tradition of Giving Back Since opening its doors in 1925, Archbold Medical Center has grown to become one of the leading, regional, integrated health systems in southwest Georgia. The health system has a reputation for innovation, with a history of being the “first” hospital in the region to offer advanced patient treatments and procedures. Archbold boasts state-of-the-art medical technology not typically in a town the size...



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Crystal Wells Named Hospital Leader of the Year

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital Administrator, Crystal Wells, was recently named HomeTown Health’s 2019 Hospital Leader of the Year. HomeTown Health, an organization of 70 rural hospitals in the Southeast, announced Wells’ award at their annual conference last week. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit extraordinary talents and skills in positively influencing the delivery of health care in Georgia. “Crystal has implemented positive practices which are...



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Grady General Pinks Tangles Salon and Shopp 23

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “pinking out” local businesses. Grady General’s radiology staff will be visiting local businesses in Cairo during the month of October as part of their “We Got Pink’d” campaign. The initiative is intended to encourage women to do monthly self-breast exams and schedule a screening mammogram, the best methods to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. On Thursday, October 24, the Grady...



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Grady General Pinks Gateway 16 Plaza

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “pinking out” local businesses. Grady General’s radiology staff will be visiting local businesses in Cairo during the month of October as part of their “We Got Pink’d” campaign. The initiative is intended to encourage women to do monthly self-breast exams and schedule a screening mammogram, the best methods to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. On Tuesday, October 22, the Grady...



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Grady General Pinks Center Drugs

Archbold’s Grady General Hospital is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month by “pinking out” local businesses. Grady General’s radiology staff will be visiting local businesses in Cairo during the month of October as part of their “We Got Pink’d” campaign. The initiative is intended to encourage women to do monthly self-breast exams and schedule a screening mammogram, the best methods to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. On Thursday, October 17, the Grady...



Archbold Health Services Recognizes Respiratory Therapy and Pharmacy Week

October 20-26 is recognized nationally as Respiratory Therapy and Pharmacy Week. Pictured above is Kathy Collins, RCP, and Rob Morrel, RCP, respiratory therapists at the Archbold Home Care Store located on Pinetree Boulevard in Thomasville. Kathy and Rob help patients with respiratory illness and sleep apnea select and maintain the proper medical equipment for essential at-home treatment. The Archbold Pinetree Pharmacy staff work at the health system’s retail and...



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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...



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Townie Members Lean on Each Other During Live Better Fit      

Accountability and a strong support system can make or break a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. And a significant other can be a strong ally when trying to lose weight. 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...



MCH HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30

On Wednesday, October 30, Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital will hold an active shooter drill, during which hospital staff will simulate a response to an overhead announcement of “Code Silver.” Code Silver is the hospital’s non-clinical emergency code used to alert staff and visitors of an active shooter, anyone engaged in trying to kill others with any type of weapon, on the hospital campus. Archbold frequently holds drills at the health system’s facilities throughout the...



ARCHBOLD HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29

On Tuesday, October 29, Archbold Memorial Hospital will hold an active shooter drill, during which hospital staff will simulate a response to an overhead announcement of “Code Silver.” Code Silver is the hospital’s non-clinical emergency code used to alert staff and visitors of an active shooter, anyone engaged in trying to kill others with any type of weapon, on the hospital campus. Archbold frequently holds drills to remind staff how to respond to internal emergencies or...



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Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center Announces New Provider Woolum

Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center recently announced the addition of nurse practitioner Tiffany Woolum, NP-C, to the medical oncology provider staff. Woolum worked as an infusion and clinical trials nurse at the Center for nine years before pursuing her master’s degree to become a nurse practitioner. Woolum earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Valdosta State University and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Walden University. Woolum joins clinical...



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Archbold Earns Top Awards

Archbold Memorial Hospital was recently awarded three Target Awards at the Georgia Hospital Association’s Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations annual conference. Archbold was awarded top honors in two of three categories among hospitals statewide for entries in community relations, patient/customer relations and fundraising. Entries were judged by a panel from The New England Society of Healthcare Communications, and were scored individually based on originality,...