Saturday, May 18 2013 6:59 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:59:02 GMT
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. Authorities say it happened around 11pm Friday near the 3900 block of Radium Springs Road. PoliceMore >>
Dougherty County police are searching for a motorist who hit a pedestrian and then fled the scene. More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:58:50 GMT
It's graduation time for high schools in Dougherty County and students are ready to embark on their next journey. 230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High SchoolMore >>
230 graduates received their high school diplomas from Westover Comprehensive High School this Saturday morning.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:44:14 GMT
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School. Pictures of the Baconton Community Charter School file room show where students cellMore >>
Investigators are trying to find some clues as to who took nearly two dozen cell phones from a Mitchell County School.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:48 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:48:01 GMT
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral. 16-year old Keyanna Lang died from a heart condition. Due to her illness the family couldn't keep lifeMore >>
The family of an Albany teenager who died on Friday, isn't sure how they'll pay for her funeral.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:00 AM EDT2013-05-18 12:00:09 GMT
In its effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May, Dollar General will host a career fair at Dollar General located at 2017 N Slappey Blvd. in Albany, Ga. on Saturday, May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.More >>
The event is held as part of the major retailer's effort to hire 10,000 new employees in May...More >>
June 4, 2003
Americus-- An Americus psychiatrist says her privileges to admit and treat patients at Sumter Regional Hospital were wrongly suspended. Now, she is seeking $15 million in damages. This is the second such lawsuit against the hospital by an Americus doctor. Both claim they were unfairly treated because of their race.
We obtained a copy of the lawsuit, filed April 24th in U.S. District Court. In this lawsuit, Dr. Milagros Keh claims she was openly discriminated against because she is Filipino.
There are several incidents cited in this lawsuit, including allegations made by another psychiatrist that Dr. Keh tried to buy property from a mentally ill patient of hers, which is unethical. Dr. Keh was cleared after a peer review, but according to this lawsuit, this was just the beginning of a string of unfair claims against her character and her ability as a doctor.
According to the suit, the hospital's reasons for suspending Keh were based on her not complying with a site survey that is mandatory. The lawsuit cites a letter written by a hospital official to the National Practitioner Data Base in 2001, saying that Dr. Keh's privileges were suspended for "Alleged failure to document patient care, as well as incomplete records" and that the basis for the action was "unprofessional conduct" and "incompetence."
But Dr. Keh says that the hospital "maliciously" sought to terminate her privileges, which has resulted in her losing patients.
A spokesperson for Sumter Regional did not want to comment on Dr. Keh's lawsuit. Americus Doctor John Marshall also declined to comment on his lawsuit against the hospital. He is seeking $25 million in damages.