Archbold Medical Center| Archives Magazine | Winter 2018

4 ARCHBOLD MEDICAL CENTER New payment options through AccessOne Archbold Medical Center facilities recently began offering AccessOne patient financing programs to all patients who need options to pay their medical expenses. Through AccessOne, Archbold is offering patient payment plan options to help reduce anxiety about paying healthcare bills and ensure that patients get the medical care they need when they need it. The program allows patients to make interest- free payments over 12 to 24 months, based on the patient’s account balance. Should patients prefer lower monthly payments, payment plans with flexible, low inter- est rates are available as well. To learn more about AccessOne, call Archbold Patient Financial Services at 229.228.8870 . Archbold’s Collins Volunteer Services Coordinator of the Year Archbold Memorial Hospital’s Director of Volunteer Services, Michelle Collins, has been named the Georgia Hospital Association’s Volunteer Services Coordinator of the Year. Collins was nominated by the members of Archbold’s Auxiliary for her ability to encourage com- munication and teamwork within the Auxiliary and the hospital, her strong support of the Auxiliary and their goals, and her ability to lead and motivate. During Collins’ tenure, she has organized many successful fundraising projects that have allowed the Auxiliary to purchase equipment, furnish rooms and keep the hospital at the forefront of technology. Through funds raised under Collins’ leadership, the Auxiliary donated $300,000 for the construction of family waiting areas in the North Tower and family waiting suites in the East Cardiac Unit at Archbold. The Auxiliary also gave $25,000 for construction of a lounge in the Singletary Oncology Center and $100,000 to help with the purchase of 3-D mammography technology at the Archbold Women’s Center. The Auxiliary also donated an additional $120,000 designated to help fund low-cost mammograms, purchase hospital wheelchairs, provide resources for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and support many other ini- tiatives. In addition, the Auxiliary donates $35,000 to $40,000 annually for scholarships to be given to local students who are pursuing degrees in healthcare. “Michelle is always seeking innovative fundraising projects so we can find new ways to help our hospital,” said Sue Stephenson, president of the Archbold Auxiliary. “Our Auxiliary has thrived under her leadership.” To encourage communication and teamwork within the Auxiliary, Collins created a buddy system. The volunteers are divided into buddy groups, and an Auxiliary officer leads each group. “Our buddy list includes birthdays and contact information so that our board members can contact their buddies about events, meetings and other items of importance,” Stephenson said. The past few years, during National Volunteer Week, Collins has organized a dinner to rec- ognize and honor her volunteers. “She plans a special event each year as a way to thank us for our work,” said Stephenson. “Michelle really goes above and beyond to make us feel welcome and appreciated. We’re so proud that she has been recognized for all her hard work and dedication.” “I’m proud Michelle was recognized as GHA’s Volunteer Services Coordinator for the entire state of Georgia,” said Perry Mustian, president and CEO of Archbold Medical Center. “Everything Michelle does, she does from the heart. Her award reflects her commitment to Archbold and to the Archbold Auxiliary.”