Prevent Suicide: Know the Warning Signs

Prevent Suicide: Know the Warning Signs 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. But mental health professionals say that most suicide cases can be prevented. And family and friends often have an opportunity to catch warning signs before a person actually commits suicide. “It’s...



Archbold Preparations for Hurricane Irma

In preparation for Hurricane Irma, Archbold has made the following operational decisions: All elective inpatient and outpatient procedures for Monday and Tuesday have been cancelled. We will only perform emergency procedures. We will resume all procedures when we can safely resume normal operations. Archbold Urgent Care, all Archbold Medical Group clinics and other Archbold outpatient facilities will be closed Monday and Tuesday, and will reopen when we can safely resume normal...



ARCHBOLD HOSTS FIRE DRILL THURSDAY 

ARCHBOLD HOSTS FIRE DRILL THURSDAY On Thursday, July 27, Archbold Memorial Hospital will hold a fire drill, during which hospital staff and other community agencies will simulate a response. The drill will take place at 8 am, and be held primarily on the 7th floor of the North Tower at Archbold Memorial Hospital. First responders will respond to the hospitals call to E-911, arriving on the scene to assess and control the simulated situation. “It’s extremely important that our...



GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program 

GGH Nurses Complete Fellowship Program Three Grady General Hospital nurses recently earned credentials for completing a 15-week intensive perinatal fellowship program. The training, offered through the state-designated Perinatal Center in Albany, consisted of education classes and hands-on training specifically related to neonatal and maternal care. The graduates developed clinical and research skills that prepare them to deliver family-engaged perinatal patient care. GGH Perinatal...



Archbold Health Talk: Healthy Eating for Busy People

Archbold Health Talk: Healthy Eating for Busy People For busy people, it may be tempting to try something exotic and short-term for fast weight loss. But it wouldn't be healthy, and any weight you lost would probably be quickly regained. A long-term program of sensible eating and exercise is still the best method. It's not new, and it may not be the fad of the moment. For most people, however, it works. “A healthy eating plan for weight loss combines fewer calories...



GGH Honors Joe Willis For 55 Years of Service

GGH Honors Joe Willis For 55 Years of Service Grady General Hospital recently honored Joe Willis with a custom-made box on the occasion of his 55 year service anniversary. The box featured Mr. Willis’ initials on the top and inside, the Archbold logo and his dates of service were etched. Mr. Willis began his career on March 15, 1962. Pictured with Mr. Willis (left to right): Crystal Ramm, Administrator; Mary Fleming, Director of Environmental Services and LaDon Toole, Vice...



GGH Named Hospital of the Quarter

GGH Named Hospital of the Quarter Grady General Hospital has been named Archbold’s Network Hospital of the Quarter for 4th Quarter 2016. GGH achieved 8 of 9 goals on the HCAHPS survey (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), a national, standardized, publicly reported survey of patients' perspectives of hospital care. “Rewarding and recognizing our staff for a job well done is very important to us across the Archbold system,” said Perry Mustian,...



Archbold Welcomes New Gastroenterologist

Archbold Welcomes New Gastroenterologist Archbold Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome gastroenterologist James A. Sinnott, M.D., to the hospital’s medical staff. Dr. Sinnott earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia and his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Montserrat, Leeward Islands. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Yale University School of Medicine in New...



ARCHBOLD HOSTS SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM

ARCHBOLD HOSTS SMOKING CESSATION PROGRAM According the American Cancer Society, tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths in the United States every year. In addition, smoking is directly responsible for approximately 90 percent of lung cancer deaths and approximately 80-90 percent of COPD (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) deaths. But because cigarette smoking and tobacco use are acquired behaviors—activities that people choose to do—using tobacco may be one of the most...



George and Louie’s Named Live Better Partner

George and Louie’s 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 a partnership with a local business that has committed to taking action in support of measurable Live Better goals. George and Louie’s is the most recent Thomasville business to become a Live Better partner. To help inspire people to live a healthy and active lifestyle, the...



New Training Program for CNAs at Archbold

New Training Program for CNAs at Archbold Reports from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing suggest our current national nursing shortage is greater than the country has experienced since the 1960s. And while studies show an increasing demand for Registered Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants statewide, local healthcare experts say it’s especially difficult to recruit and retain the qualified critical nursing workforce needed to meet the demand in rural South Georgia...



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...