Archbold ATSM on Track for Late Fall Opening

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s new outpatient rehabilitation facility is on track to open in the late fall. Located on Pinetree Boulevard, the new facility will be home to a full range of physical, occupational and speech therapy services, as well as a growing sports medicine program. Along with a new facility comes a new name – Advanced Therapy and Sports Medicine. “We’ve begun transitioning aspects of the clinic in preparation for our new facility that so when it opens...



Archbold Surgeon: It’s Safe to Be Here

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the country have had to radically alter their lives—and their livelihoods. While most have made sacrifices in one way or another, those that provide direct patient care have had unique experiences. General surgeon Cianna Pender, MD, is on the medical staff at Archbold Memorial Hospital, part of the surgical team at Archbold Medical Group’s South Georgia Surgical Associates. When the pandemic forced Archbold to appropriately adjust...



SunTrust Bank and United Way Support Feed the Fight

The United Way of Thomas County made a generous donation to Archbold’s Feed the Fight campaign, which is a part of Archbold’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. “Through The Truist Bank Foundation, United Way chapters across the nation have received funds to donate to local COVID-19 relief efforts where Truist Bank has a local branch,” said Rebecca Cannady, Executive Director of United Way of Thomas County. “We felt strongly that we needed to use those funds to support our front line...



Ashley Furniture Homestore Donates to Archbold Relief Fund

Ashley Furniture Homestore has generously donated $5,000 to the Feed the Fight campaign, which is a part of Archbold’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. “Ashley Furniture values our frontline workers for their tireless work and we want to support our local restaurants through this pandemic,” said Kim Cornish, Director of Visual Merchandising and Design. “This is our way of saying thank you for all they are doing to keep our community safe and healthy.” “We are extremely grateful for...



Archbold Foundation Launches COVID-19 Relief Fund

In response to the recent Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Archbold Foundation has established the Archbold COVID-19 Relief Fund. Donations made to the relief fund will support the growing capital and operating needs across the Archbold system. All gifts made to the fund will be used exclusively to help purchase essential capital and operating support related to the pandemic in surrounding areas. “We have witnessed our Archbold team members step up in extraordinary ways,” said...



Archbold Foundation Receives Donation from GAR

The Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) recently donated $1,500 to the Feed the Fight campaign and Archbold’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. “On April 1, the GAR Realtors Issue Action Committee voted to approve the temporary use of our RIAC funding for a unique COVID-19 outreach grant that can go directly to an organization, charity or relief effort,” said Michelle Hancock, Executive Director of the Thomasville Area Board of Realtors. “We are grateful for GAR’s generous donation to...



Face Masks Go Public: Wear and Care

For several weeks, Americans have radically adjusted their lives as a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus is ever present, and has centered around a few core best practices: physical distancing, hand washing, cough/sneeze etiquette and wearing masks. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home and practice physical distancing. If unavoidable, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now...



TC Federal Donates to Archbold Relief Fund

TC Federal Bank has generously donated $7,500 to the Feed the Fight campaign, which is a part of Archbold’s COVID-19 Relief Fund. Pictured are Greg Eiford, President of TC Federal, and Vann Middleton, President of the Archbold Foundation.



MCH Wins Network Awards

Mitchell County Hospital was recently named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Network Hospital of the Quarter and Emergency Department of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2019. MCH was awarded Network Hospital and Emergency Department of the Quarter by having the highest patient satisfaction scores out of the four Archbold system hospitals and emergency departments for the quarter. “We’re very proud of our team at Mitchell County Hospital,” said Perry Mustian, President and CEO...



ARCHBOLD PATIENT, WWII VET, HONORED

Thomasville resident Madison “Jack” Todd, now 98 years-old, was known as U.S. Army Private First Class Todd in World War II. He survived one of the fiercest battles from December 16, 1944 to January 25, 1945, in the Battle of the Bulge, in Belgium. Todd, a patient at Archbold Memorial Hospital, had nurse Marc DeCosta, RN, as part of his care team during his stay. DeCosta discovered Todd’s special military past, and wanted to honor him in some way. DeCosta called the local recruiting...



Archbold Receives Bariatric Comprehensive Center Accreditation

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Bariatric and Weight Management Program has received Comprehensive Center accreditation from the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program® (MBSAQIP®). The MBSAQIP is a joint quality program of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Archbold program reflects collaboration between the surgeons and staff of Archbold’s South Georgia Surgical Associates and...



Archbold Welcomes Interventional Radiologist Fred Johnson, MD

Archbold Medical Group recently announced the addition of vascular and interventional radiologist, Fred Johnson, MD, to the team at Vascular Interventional of Thomasville Associates and the medical staff of Archbold Memorial Hospital. Dr. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Ouachita Baptist University, and his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. He completed his residency in radiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical...