Mitchell Dialysis Facility Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Mitchell Dialysis Facility Hosts Ribbon Cutting Friday, October 21, 2011 The Mitchell County Dialysis Facility has provided patients convenient access to dialysis care since it first opened on December 30, 1987. With renovations to the facility now complete, patients will appreciate a much larger patient care area that expands the facility’s dialysis capacity from 12 hemodialysis chairs to 19 including  one isolation station. New technology can be found throughout, including an...



Archbold's Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Fractures

Archbold’s Minimally Invasive Treatment for Spinal Fractures Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Ten million Americans, 80% of which are women, suffer from osteoporosis— a disease that causes bones to become weak and susceptible to fracture. Low bone mineral density coupled with one or more other risk factors puts one at increased risk of having an osteoporosis-related fracture over the next 10 years. These risk factors include a previous fracture, a parent who has had a hip fracture,...



Breast Cancer Awareness Month: It's All About You at Archbold in October

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: It’s All About You at Archbold in October Monday, October 3, 2011 A wife, mother, daughter, sister or friend. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her life. Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, after skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An...



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...