Bradley Atherton Systems Pharmacy DirectorArchbold Medical Center (Thomasville, GA)Archbold Medical Center
is a five-hospital, four-nursing home system serving a 15-county service area in south Georgia and north Florida.The flagship hospital and Level II Trauma Center, John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital
, is located in Thomasville, Georgia; south Georgia affiliate locations are in Cairo (Grady General Hospital), Camilla (Mitchell County Hospital), Quitman (Brooks County Hospital) and Blakely (Early Memorial Hospital).The system also includes six dialysis centers, an outpatient surgery center, home health services, hospice, a psychiatric hospital, outpatient oncology center and other healthcare services.
As director, he
is responsible for system purchasing, 340-B purchasing and tracking, overseeing operations, clinical services, student rotations and strategic planning and goals for the pharmacy department.Mr. Atherton
strives to improve the delivery of pharmacy services by the utilization of automated systems, moving the pharmacists to the patients' bedside, and improving employee education.Mr. Atherton attended the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he earned his pharmacy degree.He has been a pharmacy director for 16 years and has been a licensed pharmacist for 18 years.Prior to his current role at Archbold Medical Center, he began his career with Labette County Medical Center in Parson, Kansas, and Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas.