New Breast Prosthesis Program at Oncology Center

New Breast Prosthesis Program at Oncology Center Tuesday, May 8, 2012 One out of eight women will hear their doctor say those terrifying words—“You have breast cancer.” Many of these women agree that the time between diagnosis and treatment is the most difficult. While learning to cope with a flood of emotions related to their diagnosis, these women are also faced with making multiple decisions regarding the treatment of their disease. The severity of the cancer, the...



Archbold Offers Free Cancer Screenings at Relay for Life

Archbold Offers Free Cancer Screenings at Relay for Life Thursday, May 10, 2012 This Friday, the Thomas County community will gather for Relay for Life. The annual event celebrating cancer survivors and remembering those lost to cancer is also an ideal time for early detection through free health screenings. Archbold physicians and staff will be offering free cancer screenings as well as cardiovascular screenings at the event. Patients will be screened for prostate, skin and oral cancer, and...



Archbold North Tower Departments Move Complete

Archbold North Tower Departments Move Complete Friday, May 4, 2012 Wednesday marked the completion of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s move to the North Tower. The relocation of key patient care departments—the emergency department, surgery department, critical care departments and a number of inpatient rooms—was completed in phases that lasted a little over a week.



Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Sports Related Concussions

Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Sports Related Concussions Tuesday, May 1, 2012 Every year, doctors diagnose more than a million concussion cases in the United States. Those most likely to suffer such a brain injury include adolescents ages 15 to 19. And, many of those injuries result from sports activities. No matter what sport your child plays, you can help protect them from serious brain injury. It’s important to make sure your child wears a helmet and other protective sports equipment,...



Archbold Names Fischer Senior Vice President of Operations

Archbold Names Fischer Senior Vice President of Operations Monday, April 30, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital has named John Fischer as Senior Vice President of Operations. Fischer will provide oversight for multiple clinical and non-clinical departments within the Archbold system, including Archbold’s affiliate hospitals and long-term care facilities. He will work collaboratively with the medical, nursing and administrative leadership teams to implement development strategies aligned with...



Grady General Hospital Welcomes Jason NeSmith, M.D.

Grady General Hospital Welcomes Jason NeSmith, M.D. Wednesday, April 25, 2012 The Archbold Medical Group and Grady General Hospital have proudly welcomed Internal Medicine physician, Jason NeSmith, M.D., to Cairo Internal Medicine. NeSmith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, and a medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of...



Archbold's New Emergency Department Opens

Archbold's New Emergency Department Opens Tuesday, April 23, 2012 The first phase of the opening of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s new North Tower will take place Tuesday, April 23, as the hospital’s new state-of-the-art emergency department (ED) will open to treat patients.   Starting Tuesday, patients seeking emergency medical care at Archbold will be treated in the new ED, located in the hospital’s new North Tower.  “We have a very detailed plan in place to execute the moving of...



Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts 7th Annual Camp H.E.A.L.

Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts 7th Annual Camp H.E.A.L. Friday, April 13, 2012 Another school year will soon come to an end and children will fill their days with fun activities and family vacations.For some though, these activities may not be the same because of the recent loss of a loved one.The loss of a parent, sibling, grandparent, other family member or friend is likely to occur at some point in a child’s early years.Seven years ago, Hospice of Southwest Georgia recognized the...



Archbold Auxiliary Hosts 53rd Annual Tea

Archbold Auxiliary Hosts 53rd Annual Tea Monday, April 16, 2012 A Thomasville TraditionArchbold Auxiliary Hosts 53rd Annual TeaSpring is in full bloom, just in time for the annual Archbold Auxiliary Tea. Dr. Richard and Mrs. MaryGrace Murphy of Thomasville, Georgia, will host the 53rd annual Auxiliary Tea at their Gordon Avenue neo-classical style home on Wednesday, April 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. “With both of our families native to Thomasville we both take a lot of pride in our home town,”...



Archbold's new North Tower-Public Dedication this Sunday

Archbold’s new North Tower—Public Dedication this Sunday A public dedication and open house for the new North Tower—a 247,000 square foot addition to Archbold Memorial Hospital—is scheduled to take place this Sunday, April 15, at 1:30pm. U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss will speak at the event. Attendees will be treated to a guided tour of the brand new facility, including Archbold’s new Emergency Department, which rivals the finest emergency departments in the nation for patient...



Art Off the Wall

Art Off the Wall Friday. March 27, 2012 Thomas Brooks and his wife, Patricia,  admire art at “Art Off The Wall”—an event hosted in partnership by Thomasville Center for the Arts, Archbold Memorial Hospital and the Archbold Foundation on Thursday, March 15. Brooks, a celebrated wildlife artist, painted two of the original artworks for the North Tower. Attendees viewed the featured collection of art, from artists throughout the southeast, and made donations to the Foundation in honor of...



New Technology Available at GGH

New Technology Available at GGH Wednesday, March 25, 2012 Patients in Grady County now have access to new state-of-the-art outpatient imaging services. Digital mammography and ultrasound imaging are now available at Grady General Hospital. A mammogram, a low-dose x-ray exam of the breast, is typically used to screen for breast cancer in women who have no breast complaints, as well as those who may have symptoms. The mammogram is recorded directly into a computer for a specially trained...