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...



Archbold Hosts Talk on Men’s Heath

Archbold Hosts Talk on Men’s Heath June is recognized as National Men’s Health Month, a great time for men to remember to take the necessary steps to keep their health in check—particularly paying attention to cardiovascular health, prostate health and diabetes. “Men can increase their chances of staying healthy by scheduling regular check-ups with their primary care physician, and also by not neglecting symptoms that need medical attention,” said Archbold urologist Jason O....



Archbold Encourages Hurricane Preparation

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...



Archbold Auxiliary Awards Scholarships

Archbold Auxiliary Awards Scholarships The Archbold Auxiliary recently awarded $40,000 in academic scholarships to area students who have aspirations of a career in healthcare. The scholarships are made possible each year by fundraising efforts through Auxiliary Gift Shop sales and memorial donations. The Auxiliary Scholarship Committee reviewed over 50 new applications, from which 22 new scholarship recipients were selected, along with 18 returning recipients. Recipients are required...



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....