Archbold Health Services Celebrates Home Care Month

Archbold Health Services Celebrates Home Care Month Friday, November 25, 2011 Archbold Health Services has joined home care agencies nationwide in observing November as National Home Care and Hospice Month. November marks the beginning of the Holiday Season—a time when patients prefer to be at home with their loved ones. The month-long celebration honors the dedicated home care professionals and volunteers who enable elderly, disabled, chronically ill or acutely ill individuals to...



Harris Named Director of MCH Rehab

Harris Named Director of MCH Rehab Friday, November 11, 2011 Mitchell County Hospital recently announced the appointment of Penny L. Harris, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, to director of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. Harris received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Special Education and a Masters of Education Degree in Communication Disorders, both from Valdosta State University. She has 17 years experience working as a speech language pathologist in a clinical setting. Harris has worked with...



Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Hypertension

Archbold Hosts Health Talk on Hypertension Wednesday, November 9, 2011 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about one out of three U.S. adults—31.3%—has high blood pressure (hypertension). More than one in five (22.4%) people with high blood pressure don't know that they have it. Hypertension is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Every year, the disease causes more than 25,000 new cases of kidney...



Archbold Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

Archbold Auxiliary Awards Scholarships Monday, November 7, 2011 The Archbold Auxiliary recently awarded $30,000 in academic scholarships to area students who have aspirations of a career in healthcare. The scholarships are made possible each year by fundraising efforts, such as Auxiliary Gift Shop sales and memorial donations. The Scholarship Committee of the Auxiliary reviewed 72 applications, from which 39 scholarship recipients were selected. Recipients are required to be residents of...



Wrapping Up Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wrapping Up Breast Cancer Awareness Month A Woman’s Guide to Mammography Monday, October 31, 2011 As October comes to an end, so does a very important time of the year—National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Throughout the month, people across the country have worn pink ribbons, professional athletes have donned pink attire and many “pink” fundraisers and events have taken place to heighten awareness of the disease.Despite a concentrated saturation of “pink”, breast cancer...



Archbold Opens Pelham Primary Care Clinic

Archbold Opens Pelham Primary Care Clinic Friday, October 28, 2011 Patients in the Pelham community will now have access to a convenient new primary care clinic which represents the latest commitment to Mitchell County by the Archbold system.Scheduled to open this week, the Archbold Pelham Primary Care Clinic will make its home at 250 Blanton Street, near the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home.Nurse Practitioner Michelle (Missy) Edwards will work in the practice full-time along with Stephen...



Archbold Integrative Medicine Center Marks Ten Years of Healing

Archbold Integrative Medicine Center Marks Ten Years of Healing Thursday, October 27, 2011 The Archbold Integrative Medicine Center opened its doors in October 2001. Nearly a decade later the Center has treated thousands of patients (14,000 patient visits just last year) using a blend of proven alternative therapies and conventional medicine. Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented medicine that focuses on healing the whole person, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship, making use...



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...