Archbold Welcomes Felix Valdez, MD

Archbold Welcomes Felix Valdez, MD Thursday, July 5, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital is proud to welcome Felix Valdez, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Valdez earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the City College of New York and a medical degree from the National University Pedro Henríquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic. He completed a residency in internal medicine at the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York. He is a member of the American College of...



Medical Group of Mitchell County Hosts Open House for Dr. Jason Smith

Medical Group of Mitchell County Hosts Open House for Dr. Jason Smith Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Mitchell County Hospital and the Medical Group of Mitchell County are proud to welcome family physician Jason Smith, MD, to the practice and the hospital’s medical staff.Dr. Smith joins family physicians Josh Reams, MD, and Stephen Rubendall, MD, along with nurse practitioner Mary Bailey, FNP, at the Medical Group of Mitchell County. The comprehensive family practice sees patients of all ages for...



John Mansberger, MD, Hosts Health Talk on Weight Loss Surgery

John Mansberger, MD, Hosts Health Talk on Weight Loss Surgery Wednesday, June 20, 2012 When it comes to shedding pounds, it may seem as if the scales are tipped against you every time. Researchers continually find new ways to show us just how much our weight is tied to uncontrollable forces such as our genes, our neurology and our hormones. Scientists even say our odds of becoming obese may be partly encoded in our DNA. In a world where we’re surrounded by advertisements, large portions...



Brooks County Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Brooks County Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation Friday, June 15, 2012 Brooks 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 BCH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards.The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and...



Grady General Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation

Grady General Hospital Earns Joint Commission Accreditation Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Grady General 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 GGH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations...



BCH Recognized for Raising Most in County for Cancer Research

BCH Recognized for Raising Most in County for Cancer Research Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Brooks County Hospital employees teamed up for another year of raising money for the fight against cancer. The Brooks County Hospital Relay for Life team was recognized for raising $8,753.94—the largest amount raised by a Brooks County team in 2012, marking the second consecutive year the BCH team has earned this recognition. “We held numerous fundraisers year-round,” said Brooks County Hospital...



Neurologist Enrique J. Fernandez, MD, Joins Archbold

Neurologist Enrique J. Fernandez, MD, Joins Archbold Wednesday, June 6, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital, Gerald M. Kadis, MD, and Craig A. Fredericks, MD, are pleased to welcome neurologist Enrique J. Fernandez, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff and South Georgia Neurological Institute. Fernandez earned a medical degree from Universidad Central del Este., Dominican Republic. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch, New Jersey, and a fellowship in...



Jason Smith, MD, Joins Medical Group of Mitchell County

Jason Smith, MD, Joins Medical Group of Mitchell County Thursday, May 31, 2012 The Medical Group of Mitchell County, Archbold Medical Group and Mitchell County Hospital are proud to welcome family physician Jason Smith, MD.Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Mercer University in Macon and a medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. He completed a residency in family medicine at the Montgomery Center for Family Medicine in Greenwood, South...



Better Breathers Celebrate First Year

Better Breathers Celebrate First Year Tuesday, May 29, 2012This month, the Thomasville Better Breathers Club, a partnership between Archbold and the American Lung Association in Georgia, will celebrate its inaugural year of assisting those coping with lung disease.The club meets to help patients living with lung disease—such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, Chronic O (COPD) or pulmonary fibrosis lung cancer—learn ways to better cope while getting the support of others who share...



Emergency Medicine Physician Mark Paun, MD, Joins Archbold

Emergency Medicine Physician Mark Paun, MD, Joins Archbold Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Archbold is pleased to welcome emergency medicine physician Mark Paun, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff.Dr. Paun earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a post-bachelor, Bachelor of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. He earned a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies.He completed a...



Archbold Encourages Women to Make Health a Priority

Archbold Encourages Women to Make Health a Priority Sunday, May 20, 2012 You may have received a lot from the older women in your family—the best apple pie recipe, your prized heirloom teapot and that coveted piece of beautiful, antique jewelry. For Jean Morgan Hathaway, it’s sage advice that she’s passed along to her three daughters and granddaughter. And, that priceless advice may have potentially saved their lives. Hathaway encourages the women in her life to get active, eat...



Archbold Welcomes New Physicians

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed orthopedic surgeon, Elizabeth Dulaney-Cripe, MD, and interventional cardiologist, Pranav Diwan, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. Elizabeth Dulaney-Cripe, MD, received a Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences.  She earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, and completed a residency in orthopedics at Wright State University...