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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A new computer center at Phoebe Putney will help the hospital run smoothly.  Computers control everything from patient records to the air conditioning system.  If they go down, it could cause major problems.

That's one reason why the hospital is moving the information systems data center to a new larger facility.  The new center is 7,000  square feet with a server room alone that takes up 2500 square feet.

All systems will be monitored 24 hours a day seven days a week to keep patients safe, and the hospital running efficiently.  Senior Systems Engineer Don Scott said, "If you're on an operating table and power goes out in one of our facilities and we lose a computer system, that would not be good for the patient on the table.  So, therefore, we have redundant systems, A/C, power, even power supplies down to the servers, they're all redundant so that if anything does happen, those things are taken care of and it's not seen by the Dr. in the operating room or noticed by a patient anywhere."

The main movement of equipment will take place this weekend.  They'll start at 7 AM and hope to finish by 7 PM on Saturday.

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