Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:49 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:49:38 GMT
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus (VPC) in Moultrie. RepresentativesMore >>
Moultrie Technical College unveiled its new $9.5 million, 46,000 square-foot Health Sciences Building Wednesday. The brand new structure is located at the school's Veterans Parkway Campus in Moultrie.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:46 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:46:04 GMT
Albany Humane Society officials say it's one of the worst cases of animal neglect they have seen. Tonight a veterinarian and Humane Society workers are trying to nurse a one-year old lab mix back toMore >>
Albany Humane Society officials and a veterinarian are nursing a dog back to health, after she was nearly starved to death.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:45 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:45:45 GMT
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration. Party City will open a store at 2709 Dawson Road, near the Albany Mall this August. EconomicMore >>
Work is underway on a big empty retail space in Albany to bring in a new business and a spirit of celebration.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:41:48 GMT
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria. We introduced you to Michael Hobgood last night. His arm was amputated less than twoMore >>
An Albany prosthetist is coming to the rescue to help a Moultrie man who lost his arm to rare flesh eating bacteria.More >>
February 1, 2006
Albany -- For their third straight meeting, Phoebe's board brought in facts and figures to show their pricing is in line with other hospitals in Georgia.
Albany's big three industries claim their employee health care costs are the highest in the nation where they have plants. The biggest health provider in the region, Phoebe Putney Hospital again said that they are not the problem.
Phoebe Putney Hospital's board spent a good portion of their meeting reviewing Comparative Charge Data. Hospital leaders are concerned about Albany industry reports that show Southwest Georgia health care costs are among the highest anywhere.
Phoebe Putney C.E.O. Joel Wernick said "They have yet to provide Phoebe Putney specific data to respond to."
Wednesday's Charge Data from the Georgia Department of Community Health claimed that Phoebe's room charges, average first hour operating room, and average Inpatient charges are all lower than the average Georgia 300 bed hospital costs.
Phoebe C.E.O. Joel Wernick says working Americans are frustrated paying the health care costs for people who can't pay. "Seemingly goes against the fairness issue that Americans tend to judge things by. You know, I work hard for what I have, why should I have to bear part of that burden."
Albany Industry leaders started a tax free lobbying group called CACH, trying to get more competitive pricing in Georgia health care by updating Certificate of Need laws.
Phoebe benefits from certain health care monopolies because of Certificate of Need laws, and say indigent health care could suffer if those laws are changed. Wernick said "I do think it's important that they not confuse Certificate of Need with an overall broken national health care system."
CACH spokesperson Vince Falcione says their group welcomes Phoebe Putney's help to improve Southwest Georgia health care and it's costs.