ARCHBOLD’S GRADY GENERAL HOSPITAL HOSTING ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILL WEDNESDAY

On Wednesday, June 29, Archbold’s Grady General Hospital will hold an “active shooter” drill, during which hospital staff will simulate a response to an overhead announcement of Code Silver. Code Silver is the hospital’s non-clinical emergency code used to alert staff and visitors of an active shooter, anyone engaged in trying to kill others with any type of weapon, on the hospital campus. “It’s extremely important that our staff knows how to respond in real emergency...



Archbold Medical Center Names Employees of the Year

Archbold Medical Center recently named its 2021 Employees of the Year. LaDeldrick Smith was named Archbold Memorial Hospital’s 2021 Employee of the Year. “LaDeldrick sets the bar high when it comes to customer service and leading by example,” said Carl Hart, Security Manager at Archbold Memorial Hospital. “He approaches every visitor, patient or staff member with one thing in mind, and that is ensuring that he has addressed any issue or concern that they might have. He...



Brooks County Hospital Names Employee of the Year

Archbold's Brooks County Hospital recently named Kim Redding their 2021 Employee of the Year. "Kim truly cares about BCH and is an advocate for our patients and staff members," said June Furney, administrator at Brooks County Hospital. "She is well respected and is a resource for our employees. We are so honored to recognize her as our Employee of the Year." Redding is the assistant director of nursing and BCH’s emergency department. She has been an employee for 24 years.



Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center Name Employees of the Year

Archbold's Mitchell County Hospital and Mitchell Convalescent Center recently named Rickey Hampton and Stanisha Powell the 2021 Employees of the Year, respectively. "Rickey is a great employee – he is a team player and spiritual up-lifter," said Carla Beasley, administrator at Mitchell County Hospital. "He transports his patients with the utmost care and concern, treating them like his own family. We are so proud to recognize him as our MCH Employee of the Year." "Stanisha is a great...



Maxwell Ferguson gives back to Archbold

The birth of grandchildren is an exciting and joyous time for families. But, when Sharon Maxwell Ferguson's daughter-in-law, Aimee Savage, began experiencing severe symptoms of preeclampsia after giving birth to her twins, that joy turned to fear. “Aimee became very ill and for several hours, we weren’t sure she was going to make it,” said Ferguson. “It was such a scary time for all of us, but thankfully, Aimee made a full recovery and was able to go home with her newborn...



Archbold Implements a COVID-19 Visitation and Masking Response Level System

As part of Archbold's COVID-19 response, effective immediately, Archbold will assign a Visitation and Masking Response Level that defines family and guest access and masking requirements in all Archbold facilities. The levels will be determined by the CDC guidelines for healthcare settings, several local indicators and data from the CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels that determine the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community. The level will be updated periodically as the data are...



Grady General Hospital Names Employee of the Year

Archbold's Grady General Hospital recently named Cornelius Forrest their 2021 Employee of the Year. "Cornelius is the type of employee that makes Grady General so great and is a joy to work with," said Crystal Wells, administrator at Grady General Hospital. "He continually goes above and beyond to help everyone within our organization. He is very deserving of this recognition." Forrest is a part of the Environmental Services team at GGH, and has been an employee for three years.



Archbold Women's Center Earns ACR Reaccreditation

Archbold Women's Center has been awarded another three-year term of reaccreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammogram is a screening test used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. "The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety,"...



Registration Open for CNA Training Program at Archbold

Registration for Archbold's CNA Training Program is now open. The program, which started in 2017 as a collaboration with WorkSource Southwest Georgia, is an innovative approach to combat the shortage of qualified Certified Nursing Assistants, particularly in the health system's long-term care facilities in Camilla, Pelham and Thomasville. The unique on-site training program helps meet the needs of individuals interested in a career as a CNA. Students selected for the ten-week training...



Archbold Matches Five Residents for New Internal Medicine Program  

Archbold Memorial Hospital has announced its inaugural class of internal medicine residents. These five physicians will spend the next three years at Archbold, rotating between specialties with an emphasis on internal medicine. The residents will begin their program at Archbold Medical Center, in July 2022. The class includes: Ragin Alex, MD, from Elmsford, New York, attended the American University of Antigua College of Medicine. Bilal Bajwa, MD, from Dublin, Ohio,...



Archbold Provides Over $60 Million in Community Benefit to the Region

In Archbold's fiscal year 2020, $60.6 million in community benefit was provided to the region. Using a methodology defined by the IRS for documenting and reporting this benefit, this number includes care for uninsured and underinsured patients; unreimbursed costs for patients in programs like Medicaid; outreach to underserved communities; general health improvement initiatives; support of health professions education; and support for community-building activities in the region. Archbold...



Archbold Welcomes New Provider Fennell

Archbold is pleased to welcome physician assistant Rachel Fennell, PA-C, to the medical staff. Fennell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Florida State University. She earned a Masters's in physician assistant studies at Keiser University. Fennell will be treating patients at Archbold Urgent Care Center in Thomasville.