Archbold Northside Center Opens Center for Change Outpatient Clinic

Archbold Northside Center for Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Care has opened a new Center for Change Outpatient Clinic in Thomasville. The psychiatric clinic aims to provide patients therapy services that do not require a prolonged stay at the facility. A dedicated team of mental health professionals will assess and provide an individual treatment plan to help patients cope with stressors and manage their mental health. Conditions treated include depression, bipolar disorder, dementia...



Nurse Practitioner Celebrates 50 Years with Archbold

"I couldn't have done it alone," said JT Thompson, MSN, FNP-C, CNS/PMH. Thompson credits his long-standing career at Archbold to the extraordinary administration and staff. "My coworkers and colleagues have helped shape me into the person I am today. I have learned so much from them throughout the decades. My passion for mental health and this community has also served a big role in my career, and I am so thankful to be able to serve the patients of South Georgia for as long as I...



Archbold’s Howell Now Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist

Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Jessica “Kristy” Howell, RN, is now a certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) through the Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (CBDCE). Candidates must meet rigorous eligibility requirements to take the certification exam. Achieving certification status demonstrates to people with diabetes and employers that the health professional possesses distinct and specialized knowledge, thereby promoting quality of care for people with...



Archbold Medical Center Collaborates with Cerner to Enhance Patient Experience

Archbold Medical Center, serving the communities of South Georgia and North Florida for more than 90 years, and Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ: CERN), a global healthcare technology company, are expanding their longtime relationship with new technologies to enhance patient care and communications and the caregiver experience. Their adoption of Cerner Millennium® electronic health record (EHR) across all facilities will help ensure a patient’s latest health information is available no matter...



Juice Box Named Live Better Partner

Live Better, the Archbold Medical Center-led collaborative of key community leaders and partners focused on improving the overall health in Thomas County recently formed another partnership with a local juicery that has committed to taking action in support of Live Better goals. The Juice Box is a newly-opened local neighborhood juicery rooted in the wisdom of plants and the science of food for longevity using 100% organically sourced produce and is one of the most recent businesses to...



Archbold Tree of Lights Event is Back

The holiday season is upon us, and for many in South Georgia, it’s a tradition to honor and remember friends and loved ones through contributions to the Archbold Foundation’s Tree of Lights. After taking a year off due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual tree lighting ceremony is back and will be held on the hospital’s front lawn. The event, which is presented by TC Federal Bank, will take place on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 6pm on Archbold Memorial Hospital’s front lawn...



Archbold approves $9 million in wage increases for employees

Archbold is pleased to announce the Archbold Medical Center Board of Directors has approved a $9 million investment in their employees through a new staff recruitment and retention plan for the hospital system. “We are living in unprecedented times,” said Archbold President and CEO Darcy Craven. “The COVID pandemic continues to strain our community, we are experiencing labor shortages in almost every area of the organization, and most recently, rising inflation is hurting our staff...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Shoup and Suite

Archbold is pleased to welcome new providers, physician assistant Mary Shoup, PA-C, and nurse practitioner Julie Suite, FNP-C, to the medical staff. Shoup earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. She went on to earn a Master of Physician Assistant from Augusta University in Augusta. She joins hospital medicine providers SouthlandMD and will be treating patients at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Suite earned a Bachelor of Science degree...



Mitchell County Hospital Names Gibbs Director of Nursing

Archbold’s Mitchell County Hospital recently named Frankie Gibbs, RN, as Director of Nursing for the 25-bed critical access hospital in Camilla, Georgia. Gibbs joined Archbold in 1995 and worked in medical/surgical departments until 2012 before transferring to critical care. Since that time, Gibbs has served as an IMCU Nurse Manager at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville and became Critical Care Director of Nursing in 2019. She served in that role until 2021. Gibbs graduated...



Archbold Welcomes New Providers Mixon and Bonner

Archbold is pleased to welcome nurse practitioners Kelly Mixon, FNP-C, and Brock Bonner, FNP-C, to the medical staff. Mixon earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Valdosta State University. She went on to earn a Master of Science degree in nursing at South University in Savannah. Bonner earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and a Master of Science degree in nursing at South University in Savannah. Both providers are Archbold scholarship recipients. They are...



First of its kind treatment of Coronary and Vascular calcium available at Archbold

Archbold now offers a new, innovative therapy for the treatment of advanced heart disease and other arterial calcifications. The treatment allows physicians to modify calcified plaque that restricts blood flow safely. “Shockwave is a new technology that we are super excited to have here at Archbold,” said Cardiovascular Consultants of South Georgia Interventional Cardiologist, Clay Sizemore, MD, FACC, FSCAI. “When Shockwave came along as an alternative therapy for calcified disease...



Archbold Now Offering No-Scalpel Vasectomy

Urology Associates of Archbold now offers vasectomies as minimally-invasive outpatient procedures that do not require a scalpel or stitches. A vasectomy offers you or your partner the option for a more permanent form of birth control. Physicians performing the no-scalpel vasectomy create a pinhole opening instead of using a scalpel to cut the skin. From there, an instrument is inserted to perform the vasectomy. Due to the minimal size of the hole, sutures are not needed for the area to...