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Phoebe may start acute care clinic

By David Miller

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Phoebe Chief Joel Wernick told the city commission this morning that the hospital may soon move forward with a plan to start an acute care center.  A Certificate of Need application would have to be placed.

The free-standing facility would take about 18 months to complete. It would serve people on ventilators and the like, who might take up beds in an ICU, who need round the clock care outside the ICU.

The new facility could create up to 250 jobs in Albany.

Wernick also said that PPMH plans to look at making Palmyra a women's and childrens' hospital.


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