Wiregrass Georgia Technical College anticipates the arrival of new additions to its curriculum this year. Faculty and students alike are excited to broaden their horizons and receive more opportunities to become successful in their fields of study. Among the new additions is the new Allied Health building, which has been in the works for nearly five years. This building, according to Jackie Spriggs, dean of … Continue reading What’s in Store for Wiregrass
Once she made her mind up, Billie Jo Mleko had no doubts. She was going to become a nurse. Beginning at a young age, Mleko was surrounded by nurses. She was born with aortic stenosis, which eventually called for an aortic valve replacement with a mechanical valve. But during that nerve-inducing time, Mleko found comfort in the staff that helped her through. “That was a … Continue reading Caring for the Previous Generation
Archbold Medical Center has brought high-quality healthcare to the South Georgia and North Florida areas for over 90 years. Known for its state-of-the-art facilities and the variety of services it provides, Archbold also holds a high reputation for employing dedicated and highly-skilled staff. Kellie Odom, RN, MSN, HRM, CLNC, Director of Nursing, and one among the 645 nurses employed at Archbold, uses her 26-year career … Continue reading Nursing at Archbold: A Focus on Quality and the Future
Crisp Regional Hospital Crisp Regional Hospital’s mission is to provide quality care through personal touch, compassion, and commitment to patient- and family-centered care at a reasonable cost. At the forefront of those beliefs stands April Dukes, Crisp Regional’s chief nursing officer. Dukes believes that she was born to be a nurse, although it seemed strange at first. She was rarely sick, so she didn’t encounter … Continue reading Serving Patients by Serving Nurses
The debate rages on about breastfeeding versus bottle feeding. While some are adamant that breastfeeding is the best and only way, there’s something to be said about the toxic nature of the current conversation. The focus on breastfeeding as a superior feeding method is also exclusionary. While research shows that breastfeeding has unarguable benefits for baby and mother, the debate lacks a particular nuance. There’s … Continue reading What’s the Right Way to Feed Your Baby?