Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
August 2, 2005
Albany-- Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is planning a nearly $200 million expansion that will include another medical tower and eventually 100 more patient beds.
By this time next year, the view at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Monroe Street may look a lot different. Phoebe's Medical Tower houses doctors offices, and the plan is to build another one just like it in the parking lot, at a cost of about $30 million.
The need for another medical tower, according to CEO Joel Wernick, is because of the increasing number of cancer patients the hospital is treating every year.
"Our cancer program here have been growing at an average rate of 15%," Wernick said. "So we're constantly moving it around and expanding it. It often times is not the most comfortable environment for our patients."
Because of that problem, the plan is to use two floors of the new tower for cancer outpatient services. The most expensive part of the expansion to the front of the hospital. It will be a patient tower that includes 100 more beds. That will cost anywhere from $100 million to $150 million and will include more private rooms.
They're planning to submit a certificate of need in October or November. That process can take anywhere from three to six months. They believe the need is there and hope to begin construction on the tower by late winter or early spring.
Phoebe is also planning eventually to add to one of its current parking decks, and build a new facility to replace its current Ashburn facility that will cost about one and a half million dollars.