Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts 6th Annual Camp H.E.A.L.

Hospice of Southwest Georgia Hosts 6th Annual Camp H.E.A.L. Tuesday, April 19, 2011 Another school year will soon come to an end and children will fill their days with fun activities and family vacations.For some though, these activities and vacations may not be the same because of the recent loss of a loved one.According to the Social Security Administration more than three and one-half percent of children under 18 years have experienced the death of a parent.The loss of a parent, sibling,...



Archbold Auxiliary 52nd Annual Tea at Spring Creek Farms

Archbold Auxiliary 52nd Annual Tea at Spring Creek Farms Tuesday, April 19, 2011 When Spring Creek Farms in Boston, Georgia, was chosen to be the “home” of the 52nd Annual Archbold Auxiliary Tea, homeowner (and now hostess) Lila Jones was shocked. “The Archbold Auxiliary Tea has become an institution in our community. I’ve attended many in my lifetime and looked forward to it every year,” said Jones. “The invitation to host this event floored me. It’s truly an honor to be able...



Archbold Begins Robotic Surgery

Archbold Begins Robotic Surgery   Coverage by WALB   Story from Thomasville Times Enterprise: DaVinci® surgery to provide many patient benefits Tuesday, March 29, 2011 A surgeon deftly makes an incision on a patient. Using the left hand, they gently pull back skin to allow better access to the abdomen. With the right hand, an exceptionally precise cut is made to remove unhealthy tissue. And the other left hand clamps a vessel to reduce bleeding.Wait a second. The other left...



Archbold Memorial Hospital Supports Advanced Healthcare Decision-Making

Archbold Memorial Hospital Supports Advanced Healthcare Decision-Making Thursday, March 24, 2011 More than one in four elderly Americans are not able to make decisions about their care at the end of life, putting the weight of the decision on a family member or one responsible for the patient’s care.There’s no question about it; making advanced healthcare decisions is difficult.Discussing your wishes for end-of-life care or emergency care with your family and healthcare professionals can...



Infection Rates at Archbold Hospital Much Lower than National Average

Infection Rates at Archbold Hospital Much Lower than National Average Thursday, March 3, 2011 A commitment to patient safety is a key part of providing quality health care. And that includes an aggressive approach to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections.At Archbold Memorial Hospital, a focus on best practices and CDC guidelines has helped achieve infection rates well below national averages.“This speaks to patient safety and the biggest thing we can do for our patients is to...



Advance Directives: A Gift to Your Family

Advance Directives: A Gift to Your Family Monday, April 15, 2013 What if you had a serious accident or illness and couldn’t speak for yourself? If you were in a coma, what kind of medical care would you want? Whom would you want to make health care decisions for you? These are important questions to consider, and by taking a few simple steps you can ensure your wishes are followed. Archbold Memorial Hospital patient representative Anna Brinson has worked in healthcare for many years. She...