Archbold Wins Big Award

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Archbold Hospital in Thomasville has beaten major medical centers all over the nation by winning an award from Lifelink Tissue Bank, a national non-profit.

Lifelink representatives say Archbold is being recognized for successfully performing more than 450 bone grafting procedures with donated tissue this year. To date, Lifelink says Archbold doctors have performed more than 4,000 of these surgeries.

Lifelink Regional Manager Jonathan Shepard said, "When the criterion for the award was relayed to us, it was not tied to [a] usage number, not tied to revenue, it was tied to the mission, and we just understand the impact J.D. Archbold has had in the Thomasville, south Georgia area."

Lifelink presented the hospital with a plaque and celebrated the honor with a dedication ceremony Monday morning.