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...



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...