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Phoebe opens "convenient" facility

July 25, 2005

Albany - Phoebe Putney is trying to alleviate a crowded ER. South Albany Convenient Care opened at 1300 Newton Road Monday. The facility, owned by the city and leased by Phoebe, is for patients on the South side of town who have serious problems, that don't necessarily require emergency treatment.

Joel Wernick, Phoebe CEO says, "We have found over the years that South Albany was in need of a facility like this, and with our East and West facilities we've already created about 25,000 people who have chosen to use Urgent Care instead of our Emergency Room."

The South Side location is open Monday through Friday 8 AM to 8 PM and Weekends from 9 to 5. Wernick says in addition to the convenient location, the South Albany center will be less expensive than a trip to the emergency room.