New Location for Archbold Tree of Lights

New Location for Archbold Tree of Lights The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones by making contributions to the Archbold Foundation Tree of Lights. “The Tree of Lights ceremony really marks the beginning of the holiday season for our community, and it offers a celebration of life and remembrance for attendees, as well,” said Vann Middleton, Archbold Foundation president. This year, the...



Archbold Welcomes Our Newest Providers

Archbold Memorial Hospital recently welcomed hospital medicine physicians (hospitalists) Kristopher Palmer, DO, and Adam Graham, MD, to the hospital’s medical staff. Kristopher Palmer, DO, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethany College in West Virginia and a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Palmer...



Archbold Contributions Great During Hurricane

The Atlantic hurricane season, which officially began on June 1, is scheduled to end on November 30. And the 2016 hurricane season is one residents up and down Georgia and Florida’s coast are sure to remember. Hurricane Hermine was the first hurricane to make landfall in Florida since 2005. Hermine became a Category 1 hurricane just before making landfall in the Florida panhandle on September 2. Schools and businesses in South Georgia and North Florida were closed as a safety...



New Georgia Tax Credit to Benefit Grady General Hospital Donors

Under a new law, during the next three years, taxpayers who contribute to Grady General may be eligible for a tax credit that offsets their Georgia income taxes. A participant in the Georgia HEART (“Helping Enhance Access to Rural Treatment”) program, Grady General has been allocated $4 million of the total $50 million of tax credits that will be available to individuals and corporations who contribute to qualifying rural hospitals throughout Georgia. “The HEART tax credit allows...



Cosmetologists sought for Look Good Feel Better Program

Cosmetologists sought for Look Good Feel Better Program Volunteers needed to teach cancer patients techniques to overcome effects of treatment The American Cancer Society will offer a Look Good Feel Better facilitator training class for licensed cosmetologists and estheticians on Monday, November 14, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center located at 919 South Broad Street in Thomasville. Look Good Feel Better is a free program for women who...



ARCHBOLD HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL THURSDAY

ARCHBOLD HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL THURSDAY On Thursday, October 20, Archbold Memorial Hospital will hold an “active shooter” drill, during which hospital staff will simulate a response to an overhead announcement of Code Silver. Code Silver is the hospital’s non-clinical emergency code used to alert staff and visitors of an active shooter, anyone engaged in trying to kill others with any type of weapon, on the hospital campus. “It’s extremely important that our staff...



Archbold Offers Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care

Archbold Offers Comprehensive Breast Cancer Care No woman wants to be told she has breast cancer. Yet, if this year is typical, doctors will break this news to more than 230,000 women in the U.S. Perhaps you will know one of them. She might be your mother, daughter, wife or close friend. Or perhaps you will be the woman who suddenly finds herself asking, "Will I survive this disease?" More than ever before, the answer to this question is a reassuring yes. Every year since...



Archbold Hospitals Accepting Patients from Coastal Georgia

Archbold Hospitals Accepting Patients from Coastal Georgia Though Thomas and surrounding counties do not appear to be in the storm’s projected path, Archbold is working with health systems and first responders state-wide to lend a helping hand in preparation for Hurricane Matthew. After a mandatory evacuation ordered by Governor Deal this morning for counties located on Georgia’s coast, it’s been reported that around 200 hospital patients will be transported to hospitals inland...



MCC Hosts Virtual Dementia Tour

MCC Hosts Virtual Dementia Tour On Thursday September 22, Mitchell Convalescent Center hosted a Virtual Dementia Tour (VDT) for the long-term care facility’s staff. Funded by a grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the VDT is a comprehensive education program that provides staff hands-on, in-depth training specific to caring for patients with dementia. During the Virtual Dementia Tour experience, trained facilitators guided participants through common everyday...



Archbold Announces 5K Pink Color Run Winners

Archbold Announces 5K Pink Color Run Winners To kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center hosted a 5K pink color run on Saturday, October 1. Sponsored by Archbold Medical Center and Live Better, Thomas County’s new health initiative, the Pink Run helped promote early detection of breast cancer and encouraged overall healthy living. Around 300 people participated in the run/walk event. Margaret Wetherbee was the overall female winner...



3D Mammography Comes to Thomasville

3D Mammography Comes to Thomasville This summer, as a result of a successful community fundraising effort, patients at the Archbold Women’s Center gained access to new medical technology that they would have previously had to travel more than 50 miles to take advantage of. 3D mammography™—the most advanced technology available for breast cancer detection—made its debut in Thomasville in July. And it’s already helping physicians detect breast cancer in the very earliest...



Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia Seeking Volunteers for Dog Therapy Program

Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia Seeking Volunteers for Dog Therapy Program Now in its fourth year, Archbold’s Hospice of Southwest Georgia dog therapy team has helped bring love and comfort to many hospice patients. And the program, which has grown tremendously since it started just four years ago, is looking to add more dedicated dog owners and their pets to the dog therapy team. “Studies have shown that interaction with dogs can promote relaxation and relieve agitation,...