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...



Hospice of Southwest Georgia Offers Pet Therapy

Hospice of Southwest Georgia Offers Pet Therapy Thursday, March 8, 2012 It’s no secret that animals are special. We treat our pets as our children, providing them the same love, affection, care and attention that we give to those in our family. Animals feel our pain, our joy and our stress—this comes as no surprise to anyone who has a pet. Animals allow people to focus, even if for a short period of time, on something other than themselves. Furry Friends— Hospice of Southwest...



53rd Annual Archbold Auxiliary Tea Announced

53rd Annual Archbold Auxiliary Tea Announced Monday, March 5, 2012   Dr. Richard and Mrs. Mary Grace Murphy of Thomasville, Georgia will host the 53rd annual Archbold Auxiliary Tea at their Gordon Avenue home on Wednesday, April 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public with donations accepted. Proceeds from this year’s Tea will be designated for the surgery family waiting area in the new North Tower. Committee members are (Front row, left to right): Imogene...



New Center of Excellence at Archbold

New Minimally Invasive Sinus Program at Archbold Tuesday, February 21, 2012 Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy Center isn’t new.  But they now have a new distinction: Minimally Inv. The distinction specifically pertains to the minimally invasive procedure of balloon sinuplasty by Acclarent™, an option that can be used for chronic sinusitis patients who aren’t responding well to medications and are seeking relief from persistent, uncomfortable and painful...



Hospice of Southwest Georgia Helps Patients Heal

Hospice of Southwest Georgia Helps Patients Heal Thursday, February 9, 2012 Taking solace in nature’s simple beauty can be a vital link in the physical and emotional healing process.  Fortunately, you don’t need to climb a mountain to reap nature’s emotional benefits. Hospice of Southwest Georgia recently placed bird feeders in local personal care homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes as a way to bring comfort and normalcy to patients, family members and friends. “The...



Archbold Primary Care Celebrates Grand Opening

Archbold Primary Care Celebrates Grand Opening Monday, February 6, 2012 The new Archbold Primary Care Clinic opened for patients in December and will celebrate their Grand Opening with the community Tuesday, February 7th. Archbold Primary Care is a comprehensive family practice, treating patients of all ages—children, adults and geriatrics—for wellness checks, treatment of chronic diseases and care for acutely ill hospitalized patients. Family physicians Jason Griffin, MD, and Phillip...



Archbold Announces Hartsfield as Vice President of Medical Affairs

Archbold Announces Hartsfield as Vice President of Medical Affairs Monday, January 23, 2012 Archbold Medical Center is pleased to announce that Mel Hartsfield MD, JD, has been named vice president of Medical Affairs for the health system. Hartsfield is board-certified in emergency  medicine and an accomplished medical executive. Dr. Hartsfield earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Florida State University and a medical degree from the University of Florida. He completed an...



New Technology at Mitchell County Hospital

New Technology at Mitchell County Hospital Monday, January 23, 2012 MCH Acquires 16-Slice CT ScannerRecently, Archbold Memorial Hospital fulfilled an organizational promise to provide Mitchell County residents the best medical technology by investing in a new16-slice CT scanner.The new technology offers unprecedented speed and outstanding image quality to help doctors detect disease earlier, leading to more effective treatment options. A computed tomography scan may be recommended by your...



Grady General Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll

Grady General Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll Thursday, January 19, 2012 Grady General Hospital in Cairo has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll, placing in the Chairman’s category—the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare and Medicaid programs. The data...



Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Weight Loss Surgery

Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Weight Loss Surgery Sunday, January 27, 2013 Weight loss and improving overall health are among the top New Year’s resolutions every year.  And every year, studies show that more than half Americans will go on some sort of diet to lose weight. But unfortunately, many will break their resolution for multiple reasons—lack of nutrition and exercise knowledge, the absence of an essential, strong support system or just not knowing even how to begin are on the...



Archbold Lab Receives AABB Accreditation

Archbold Lab Receives AABB Accreditation Monday, January 16, 2012 The Archbold Memorial Hospital laboratory was recently granted accreditation by the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) for adopting and implementing standards established by leading experts in the blood banking and transfusion medicine field. The AABB is an international, not-for-profit association that develops and administers standards, accreditations and educational programs and services in...



Archbold Welcomes New Physician, Phillip Jansen, DO

Archbold Welcomes New Physician, Phillip Jansen, DO Friday, December 16, 2011 The Archbold Primary Care Clinic and Jason Griffin, MD, are proud to welcome family physician Phillip Jansen, DO. Dr. Jansen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO. He earned his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO.Dr. Jansen has extensive family practice experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings and he is board...