Sunday, May 26 2013 10:56 PM EDT2013-05-27 02:56:17 GMT
Georgia State Patrol troopers are on the scene of a deadly crash in Grady County. Authorities say it happened around 3pm Sunday on State Road 112 at mile marker 6. Two cars are involved and there is oneMore >>
A Grady County teenager is dead and two others are injured after a two car crash.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 9:48 PM EDT2013-05-27 01:48:02 GMT
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building. Albany firefighters got a call about a fire at the Windover apartments on West Gordon AvenueMore >>
Some residents at an Albany apartment complex got a scare Sunday evening when a fire spread to their building.More >>
Sunday, May 26 2013 8:07 PM EDT2013-05-27 00:07:25 GMT
The same day a Fitzgerald High School football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing. The signMore >>
The same day a Fitzgerald high school football player would have graduated high school, a sign in his memory is vandalized. Now his family wants answers as to why someone would do such a thing.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Thomasville- Archbold Hospital is fine tuning a high-tech computer system that will save time and money and help avoid potential problems during surgery.
When a patient enters the operating room, his life can be on the line. That's why Archbold Hospital is investing in a new, cutting-edge computer system. "It's going to speed up our charting in the operating room. It's going to allow us to pull statistics monthly from a program we've been having to do manually," says Supervisor of Ambulatory Surgery Jan Doddridge.
That means the system cuts down the margin for error, and the amount of time hospital staffers have to spend preparing before and after surgery. Nurses say the more time they invest on the front end, the more they'll save on the back end. "Down the road it's going to save us a lot of time. But right now there's a learning curve because it's a little different," says Doddridge.
Not only does the new computer system save time here in the operating room, it also saves money; for both the patient and the hospital. "We are interfaced with our materials management system. So that's going to be good for helping to keep up with supplies, usage, and waste," says Surgery Clinical Coordinator Margaret Webb. "It's going to be very efficient as far as a cost savings mechanism," adds Doddridge.
An entire crew was assigned to launch this project because Archbold says it's another tool for better patient care, and that's what matters most.
Archbold also says the new system documents the patient's needs from the moment they walk in the door until they leave. It also averages the amount of time physicians spend on procedures, which helps streamline the day's work.