Archbold Northside Focuses on Suicide Awareness

Archbold Northside Focuses on Suicide Awareness Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Every minute, a suicide is attempted, and on average one person dies by suicide every 16 minutes. Each year, suicide takes the lives of nearly 30,000 Americans. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and mental health professionals at Archbold’s Northside Center for Behavioral and Psychiatric Care are encouraging you to know the warnings signs and risk factors that lead to suicide. While not all...



Brooks County Hospital Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Brooks County Hospital Celebrates 75th Anniversary Thursday, September 15, 2011 One of Quitman’s most prized possessions is turning 75. Brooks County Hospital is celebrating its 75th year of serving the citizens of Brooks County by providing quality, cost-effective healthcare. Brooks County Hospital began in 1935 when a group of concerned local physicians decided to build a hospital in Quitman. The hospital first opened its doors in September 1936, with 15 beds. In 1937, an additional 17...



Archbold Treats 600th with Gamma Knife

Archbold Treats 600th with Gamma Knife Wednesday, September 14, 2011 In January 2003, Archbold Medical Center became the first South Georgia hospital to implement the amazing technology of Gamma Knife—a very precise and effective instrument that uses radiation to treat brain abnormalities.Recently, Thomasville’s Blake Woodward became the 600th patient to be treated at Archbold’s Gamma Knife Center. At the age of seven, Woodward was diagnosed with a pituitary adenoma—a benign...



"Cool" Treatment Saving Lives at Archbold

“Cool” Treatment Saving Lives at Archbold Sunday, August 28, 2011 Hypothermia Protocol Critical Tool in Post-Cardiac Arrest Cathy McIntosh had just returned from a pleasant family trip to Atlanta. On the way home, with her husband Billy driving, she decided to take a nap.  This was nothing unusual for her on a long road trip. Then she took another nap when they got home. That evening, she unpacked laundry and watched television until she went to bed around 10p.m.  A few minutes later,...



Archbold to Offer Lecture on Treatment Options for Sinus Problems

Archbold to Offer Lecture on Treatment Options for Sinus Problems Saturday, August 27, 2011 Sinusitis affects 37 million people each year, making it one of the most common health problems in the country. Sinusitis, also called rhinosinusitis, occurs when the lining of the sinuses—air spaces behind the bones of the upper face, between the eyes and behind the forehead, nose and cheeks— become inflamed, swollen and infected. Symptoms such as facial pain, difficulty breathing, headaches...



Archbold Increases Frequency of Oncology Services in Mitchell County

Archbold Increases Frequency of Oncology Services in Mitchell County Thursday, August 25, 2011 The Archbold-Mitchell Specialty Clinic is proud to announce an increase in the frequency and types of oncology services offered. On August 12, Ayman Al-Hakim, M.D., of Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center began seeing patients at the Archbold-Mitchell Specialty Clinic every Friday. “Archbold now offers oncology services such as clinic appointments, injections and chemotherapy...



Mitchell County Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll

Mitchell County Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. Mitchell County Hospital is one of 24 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Chairman’s category, the highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which...



Brooks County Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll

Brooks County Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll Wednesday, August 24, 2011 Brooks County Hospital in Quitman has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Quality Honor Roll. Brooks County Hospital is one of nine hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Honor Roll category. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the nation’s Medicare...



Archbold Memorial Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll

Archbold Memorial Hospital Places on Quality Honor Roll Friday, August 8, 2014 Archbold Memorial Hospital has been named to the Georgia Hospital Association’s (GHA) Partnership for Health and Accountability (PHA) Core Measures Honor Roll. Archbold is one of 26 hospitals in Georgia to be placed in the Trustee category, the second-highest on the list. The honor roll is based on clinical data provided by the federal Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services (CMS), which administers the...



Grady General to Host Health Talk on Gallbladder Disease

Grady General to Host Health Talk on Gallbladder Disease Thursday, August 11, 2011 Steady pain in the right upper abdomen.Pain in the back—between the shoulder blades.Nausea and vomiting.All of these symptoms may be signs of inflammation in the gallbladder or hardened bile called gallstones, located in the gallbladder. About 20 million people have gallbladder “attacks” every year. Women are twice as likely as men to develop gallstones, and even being moderately overweight increases...



Archbold to Hold Health Talk on Heart Health at Plantation Manor

Archbold to Hold Health Talk on Heart Health at Plantation Manor Friday, August 19, 2011 According to the American Heart Association cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. This is particularly true for those over 60, where cardiovascular disease is present 70 percent of the time. As part of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s continuing Health Talk free community lecture series, Clay Sizemore, M.D., Archbold interventional cardiologist, will present a free...



Archbold Pioneering Treatment for Lung Cancer

Archbold Pioneering Treatment for Lung Cancer Tuesday, August 9, 2011 Physicians at Archbold Memorial Hospital are being recognized as the first in the state and second worldwide to revolutionize surgical treatment for lung cancer using mesh brachytherapy and the daVinci Robot. Archbold general and thoracic surgeon Edward Hall, MD, and radiation oncologist Steven Johnson, MD, of Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center recently performed Georgia’s first implant of Cesium-131 mesh...