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Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
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An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
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Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Putney Hospital apparently will keep up its fight to prevent Palmyra Medical Center from delivering babies even though it lost an appeal.
The Phoebe board voted unanimously to encourage the hospital authority to file a second appeal. Last month, a hearing officer upheld a department of community health decision to grant a certificate of need to Palmyra for a level one birthing center.
Phoebe board say their are deficiencies in that appeal report. They claim Palmyra's center will dilute services and hurt the community's quality of care. Palmyra's CEO calls the action a stall tactic.
"It's clear that there will be at least 18 people, 18 women on an annual basis who will get in trouble in a level one unit and have to be transferred to Phoebe's Intensive care unit, our NICU our Neo-natal intensive care unit so, that's a quality of care issue," said Tommy Chambless, PPMH Board Member.
"Multiple hospitals can coexist, multiple programs can coexist, our program will not threaten or hurt Phoebe's program at all, but I'm not sure why they're so afraid for us to offer an OB service here at our hospital," said W. Mark Rader, FACHE, PMC President and CEO.
The Hospital Authority has another week to file the appeal that would take the case to the Superior Court.
Mark Rader says he's already had calls from people interested in Palmyra's center claiming to have gone out of the region to Alabama and Tallahassee to deliver babies previously.