Thursday, May 23 2013 12:25 PM EDT2013-05-23 16:25:08 GMT
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. Smith just returned from herMore >>
Army Specialist Ciara Smith surprised her son Devin Lewis and her mother Carla Williams today at Devin's Kindergarten graduation at Harper Elementary School in Thomasville. More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:57 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:57:54 GMT
Thomasville-Thomas County Humane Society Volunteer Lacey Williams and WALB's Stephen Abel drew the winning raffle ticket late Wednesday afternoon for a $100 gas card donated by Harold Jackson and PetroleumMore >>
A group of volunteers raised a total of $640 by selling the raffle tickets. The money will be used to fight animal cruelty through education and awareness.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:01 AM EDT2013-05-23 14:01:10 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:00 AM EDT2013-05-23 13:00:09 GMT
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that metro Albany's unemployment rate declined to 8.6 percent in April, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 8.9 percent in March. TheMore >>
The unemployment rate in the Southwest Georgia region declined to 8.2 percent in April, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.4 percent in March. The rate was 8.8 percent in April a year ago.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-23 11:30:38 GMT
Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
Dougherty County Police believe two men are behind a smash and grab and a break in at two convenience stores within four miles of each other.More >>
March 27, 2008
Americus -- It's been a year and a month since a F-3 tornado ripped apart Sumter Regional Hospital. Now, Sumter Regional East prepares to open its doors Tuesday.
In the emergency room the patient monitoring system is ready. Staff members are familiarizing themselves with new equipment and new surroundings. Everyone's ready to open Sumter Regional East's doors.
"We're very excited about getting into this institution and getting back to doing what we do best and that's being a hospital," said Director of Emergency Services, Michael Mock R.N.
The first of its kind temporary hospital in America will have many of the same services Sumter Regional Hospital offered the community before the tornado.
"It is a feat of engineering to accomplish this in the short time it was built. To see this 75,000 square feet of buildings that went up and look like truly an up to date modern hospital inside," said Mock.
Now the hospital will be able to deliver babies. In the 'LDRP' room, every thing's done in the room, the mother labors, delivers, recovers, and goes through her post-partum time in the room.
The hospital can also offer in house rehabilitation, X-ray facilities, and the ability to perform surgery.
"They had thousands and thousands of surgical instruments for different types of cases so it's a big problem accounting for all of that and getting it out of the other building, getting it clean and getting it ready for surgery," said Mock.
And inpatient facilities, 74 private rooms in total. Hospital officials say they now have a full service hospital to serve the community as they deserve.
You can get your own guided tour of Sumter Regional Hospital East during the ribbon cutting and open house celebration Sunday from two to five o'clock. Sumter Regional Hospital East will begin admitting patients April first.