Archbold Partners to Improve Access to Primary Care

Archbold Partners to Improve Access to Primary Care Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Archbold CEO Perry Mustian and Archbold President Emeritus James Story, MD, recently joined healthcare leaders from Albany, Moultrie, Tifton and Valdosta to celebrate the official opening of The South Georgia Medical Education and Research Consortium’s (SGMERC) home office in Moultrie. SGMERC is a partnership among Archbold Memorial Hospital and other hospitals to address the need for primary care physicians in the...



New Oncologists Join Archbold

New Oncologists Join Archbold Four new physicians join highly regarded cancer program Thursday, August 9, 2012 Cancer is the second-leading cause of death among all diseases, both nationally and in Georgia. It’s estimated that more than 48,000 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in Georgia this year, 1,952 of which are predicted for Archbold’s four-county service region—Brooks County, Grady County, Mitchell County and Thomas County. In 2011, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary...



Grady General to Celebrate Imaging Center Opening

Grady General to Celebrate Imaging Center Opening Thursday, August 2, 2012 In December 2011, Grady General Hospital celebrated the beginning of construction for a plan that featured a significant investment in updating and expanding the hospital’s Radiology Department.This summer, the hospital will unveil a 5,000 square foot imaging center, complete with new state-of-the-art medical imaging technology.“Archbold invested in some of the best technology for our patients,” said LaDon...



Archbold Welcomes Dr. James Hunt, Rheumatologist

Archbold Welcomes Dr. James Hunt, Rheumatologist Wednesday, August 1, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome rheumatologist James Hunt, DO, to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Hunt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in human sciences with an emphasis in sports medicine and athletic training from the Florida State University in Tallahassee. He earned a Doctorate degree in osteopathic medicine from the Nova Southeastern University College of Medicine in Davie, Florida, where...



Archbold Welcomes Family Physician Thomas Eugene (Trey) Edwards III, MD

Archbold Welcomes Family Physician Thomas Eugene (Trey) Edwards III, MD Monday, July 30, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome family physician Thomas Eugene Edwards, III, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Edwards earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He completed a residency in family medicine with the Palmetto Health...



BCH Hosts Welcome Reception for New Physicians

BCH Hosts Welcome Reception for New Physicians Monday, July 30, 2012 Brooks Medical Associates and Brooks County Hospital are proud to welcome family physicians Ebere Ezeanya, MD, and Denise Ricketts, MD. Dr. Ezeanya and Dr. Ricketts will join Michael Sopt, MD, and Jill LeBouff, PA-C, in treating adults and children for chronic diseases, conducting wellness exams and preventive medicine at Brooks Medical Associates. Dr. Ezeanya earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Rutgers...



Back-to-School 101: Healthy Kids

Back-to-School 101: Healthy Kids What every parent should know Friday, July 27, 2012 The smell of new pencils, pens, folders and notebooks can mean only one thing—going back to school is right around the corner. While parents scurry to purchase the checklist of necessary supplies to ensure their student has everything needed to perform their best at school, "back-to-school" also signals the start of a crazy time for many families—a time during which parents scramble to update...



Mitchell County Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Mitchell County Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation Monday, July 23, 2012 Mitchell County Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes MCH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations...



Archbold Bariatric Weight Loss Program Offers Patients Motivation and Support

Archbold Bariatric Weight Loss Program Offers Patients Motivation and Support Health Talk this Thursday There are millions of people who want to lose weight. Maybe you’re tired of avoiding fun summer activities like theme park rides with your family or trips to the beach with friends. Or maybe your doctor has informed you that your weight is affecting your overall health and could be causing those sleepless nights, joint pain and chronic...



Hospitalist Program Guided by Local Physician

Hospitalist Program Guided by Local Physician Friday, July 20, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital recently announced a change in management of its hospitalist program which is now being coordinated by Allen Lee, M.D., owner of Southland Physicians, LLC.Archbold worked with an out-of-state company for several years to provide staffing and coordination for the hospitalist program, but Archbold president and CEO Perry Mustian says he wanted to work with a local physician to enhance the program for...



GGH and Cairo Internal Medicine Host Welcome Reception for Dr. Jason NeSmith

GGH and Cairo Internal MedicineHost Welcome Reception for Dr. Jason NeSmith Friday, July 13, 2012 Grady General Hospital and Cairo Internal Medicine are proud to welcome internal medicine physician Jason NeSmith, MD, to the practice and the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. NeSmith joins James K. Hester, MD, and Jennifer Marshall, PA-C, in seeing adult patients for chronic diseases, preventive measures, wellness exams and acute conditions requiring hospitalizations. NeSmith, born at Archbold...



Archbold Welcomes Elving Colon, MD

Archbold Welcomes Elving Colon, MD Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital is proud to welcome family physician Elving Colon, MD. Dr. Colon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of South Florida in Tampa and a medical degree from Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Colon is a member of the American Medical Association...