Southern Regional Named Live Better Partner

Southern Regional 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 local partnership that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. Southern Regional Technical College is one of the most recent schools to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active...



Georgia Rural Hospital Income Tax Credit Enhanced with Governor’s Signature

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s three system hospitals- Brooks County Hospital, Grady General Hospital and Mitchell County Hospital- have all benefited from the generous support of donors taking advantage of the Georgia Rural Hospital Tax Credit bill (State Bill 258) since the program was introduced in 2017. And now, Archbold Memorial Hospital has been added to the select list of 58 rural hospitals in Georgia that are eligible to receive funds through the program as well. ...



Archbold Names Hudson Physician of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently held their second annual Physicians of the Year banquet on April 18th. Cairo family physician Mark Hudson, DO, was named by his medical staff peers as Grady General Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician. Dr. Hudson joined the Archbold medical staff in 1994. He practices at Quail Ridge Family Practice in Cairo. “Dr. Hudson is worthy of this recognition because he goes above and beyond to put our patients first,” said Crystal Wells, administrator at...



Archbold Names Patel Physician of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently held their second annual Physicians of the Year banquet on April 18th. Camilla pediatric physician Dinesh Patel, MD, was named by his medical staff peers as Mitchell County Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician. Dr. Patel joined the Archbold medical staff in 1999. He practices at Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital and Camilla Pediatric Center. “Dr. Patel has been heavily involved in our community for over 20 years,” said Carla Beasley, RN, MSN,...



Archbold Names Velez Physician of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently held their second annual Physicians of the Year banquet on April 18th. Brooks County Hospital family physician Rachel Velez, DO, was named by her medical staff peers as Brooks County Hospital’s Most Engaged Physician. Dr. Velez joined the Archbold medical staff in 1996. She currently practices at the Nightingale Clinic in Quitman. “Dr. Velez is always willing to help our staff learn,” said Nancy Williams, administrator at Brooks County Hospital....



Archbold Names Physicians of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently held their second annual Physicians of the Year banquet on April 18th. The award winners were nominated and chosen by their medical staff peers. A Physician of the Year was selected for several categories including hospital leadership qualities. Archbold’s system hospital winners won awards for “most engaged.” ·Pulmonologist Johnny Belenchia, MD—Physician of the Year, Stewardship of Resources ·Obstetrician/Gynecologist Melissa Bruhn,...



Archbold’s Loudermilk Heart and Vascular Center Has 3D Echocardiogram

With the addition of three-dimensional echocardiography, the newest form of echocardiography available, Archbold’s Loudermilk Heart and Vascular Center has added another tool to their list of diagnostic cardiology services to help diagnose heart disease. Echocardiography, also called an echo test or heart ultrasound, is a painless test that uses sound waves to create moving pictures, or sonograms, of your heart. These pictures show how well a heart’s chambers and valves are working....



Archbold Offering Special CT Coronary Calcium Screening in February

Most everyone has heard that calcium is good for your bones. But it can say a lot about your heart health, too. Calcium, which is transported through the bloodstream, can buildup, harden and disrupt your body’s normal processes. Calcifications can form in many places throughout your body, including small and large arteries and heart valves, which can be a sign of heart disease. “Typically the greater the burden of calcified plaque detected in the arteries, the greater a...



Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service

Archbold Employees Recognized for Years of Service The following employees with over 20 years of service were recently recognized for their tenure with Archbold. Pictured from left to right: Randy Taylor, 25 years; Ruby Eason, 20 years; Cynthia Blackmon, 20 years; Robin Godwin, 20 years; Amy Griffin, 25 years; Lynette Wynn, 25 years; Michelle Stelly, 20 years; Ricky Ross (kneeling) 25 years; Kellie Odom, 20 years; Amy Henderson, 30 years; Maria Jones, 20 years; Pat Carter, 20 years;...



ARCHBOLD AUXILIARY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018

ARCHBOLD AUXILIARY ACCEPTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 The Archbold Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is seeking applicants for 2018 scholarships. The Archbold Auxiliary scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students enrolled in a medical-related field of study. Two different scholarships are available this year. The statewide Elizabeth Wilmot Bull Memorial Scholarship is for applicants pursuing a health-related degree at an accredited college, university or...



Archbold Officials Say There Are Ways to Reduce Flu Risk

Archbold Officials Say there are ways to reduce flu risk The number of flu cases is rising, and officials with Archbold Health Systems said there are ways to reduce the risk of getting the flu. “In the month of December, we screened over 600 individuals in Archbold’s emergency department for the flu, with less than 20 percent resulting in positive results,” said Archbold infection control coordinator Mike Washington, RN. “In the first week of January, the rate of positive tests...



Archbold Memorial, Grady General Ranked Best in Region

Archbold Memorial, Grady General Ranked Best in Region The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently published quarterly Star Ratings for hospitals on the organization’s Hospital Compare website, and Archbold Memorial Hospital and Archbold’s Grady General Hospital are the only hospitals in the region with a “double 4-star” rating for Overall Rating and Patient Experience. In fact, the two hospitals are the only hospitals within 100 miles of Thomasville with the...