Belk Donates to Singletary Oncology Center

Belk in Thomasville recently raised $700 from a bake sale held at the store during the department store’s Wacoal Fit for the Cure event. The funds were used to purchase bras that were donated to Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center for cancer patients. Picture from left to right: Josh Simmons, MD, Medical Oncologist at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center; Debbie Beeson, Breast Navigator at Archbold’s Singletary Oncology Center; Ciara Thomas, Intimate...



Identifying Warning Signs of Suicide Early

September is recognized as National Suicide Awareness Month. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young adults in the United States, and the tenth leading cause of death overall. It’s estimated that nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year. Statistics show that men die by suicide more often than women, and the rate of suicide is highest in middle age, Caucasian men in particular. Though the statistics are...



Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla

Archbold Dedicates Edward and Lisbeth Fogg Clinic in Camilla On Tuesday, September 11, community members and supporters of Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital gathered for a dedication ceremony at the building housing the Medical Group of Mitchell County on Highway 19 in Camilla. During the ceremony, the building was dedicated in memory of and named after Edward C. and Lisbeth A. Fogg, longtime Mitchell County residents and generous supporters of Archbold and Mitchell County Hospital....



Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

Hurricane season is upon us and is here to stay until late November. Archbold Medical Center is actively educating staff and preparing for what this year’s hurricane season may bring. “We partner with the National Weather Service and monitor part of the alert system on a daily basis,” said Chuck Winchester, Archbold’s emergency management coordinator. “We get a weather briefing from the National Weather Service through the Hurricane Center at 5 a.m., and we analyze...



Factor Fitness Named Live Better Partner

Factor Fitness Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Factor Fitness is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, Factor Fitness...



Crossfit Townie Named Live Better Partner

Crossfit Townie Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Crossfit Townie is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, Crossfit...



Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner

Lewis Produce Named Live Better Partner Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders focused on improving the health of the citizens of Thomas County, recently formed another partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Lewis Produce is one of the most recent businesses to become a Live Better partner. To help advise shoppers on healthy food options, Lewis Produce will heighten...



Archbold Maternity Center Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week

Archbold Maternity Center Recognizes World Breastfeeding Week Many parents bottle-feed their babies. But experts say breastmilk sets the tone for a healthy lifestyle for your little one right from the start. August 1-7 is recognized as World Breastfeeding Week, a time to promote the importance of breastfeeding and how it relates to long-term health benefits. “Breastmilk provides your baby with all the nutrients he or she needs,” said Archbold nurse and international board...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed physician assistants Dawn C. Howell, PA-C, and Catherine W. Howell, PA-C, to the medical staff. Dawn Howell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physician assistant studies and a Master of Science degree in physician assistant studies from University of Nebraska Medical Center. She joins Southland Hospitalist Group and will be seeing patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Catherine Howell earned a Bachelor of...



Archbold Encourages Sun Safety

Archbold Encourages Sun Safety According to The Skin Cancer Foundation, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. As families enjoy more time outdoors in the summer months, Archbold physicians are encouraging people, especially those considered high risk for developing skin cancer, to take special precaution as they vacation, play outdoor sports, and work outside. “Skin cancer is most commonly diagnosed in people with lighter physical features, such as blue...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed medical oncologist, Esther Tan, MD and OB-GYN, Geri Justice, MD, to the medical staff. Dr. Tan earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. She earned a medical degree from the Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois and completed a residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. She completed a...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers

Archbold Welcomes New Providers Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed midwives, Maria Mock, DNP, CNM, Victoria Gordon, CNM and Kristen Waltos, CNM to the medical staff. Gordon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the Chamberlain College of Nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Frontier Nursing University. Mock earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Thomas University in Thomasville and a Master of Science degree in nursing from Case...