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Phoebe Directors change bylaw

October 8, 2007

Albany -- The Phoebe Putney Hospital Board of Directors vote to change hospital rules for Doctors written medical orders.

  The Hospital board of directors Monday morning voted unanimously to modify by laws so that Doctors have 30 days to sign a written confirmation of a verbal order to staff treating a patient, instead of the current two days. Phoebe C.E.O. Joel Wernick said "our physicians are very, very busy. And this is just a piece of paperwork that makes us comply with the Joint Commission, and make us more efficient."

Wernick said this by-law change was recommended by the medical staff.

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