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Palmyra asks for approval for OB services

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

August 15, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Palmyra Medical Centers could finally deliver babies soon. The hospital announced today it has asked the Department of Community Health for approval to provide the service that currently is available in the Albany area only at Phoebe Putney. Previous requests were denied. But this is the first application since the state changed Certificate of Need laws to allow more health care competition.

"We're looking forward to better serving the community that we all live in. As tax payers we all deserve a chance to have a choice, you know, on where we go to receive our healthcare services," says Bud Wethington, CEO of Palmyra Medical.

Palmyra's CEO is optimistic the state will approve the application. He hopes the hospital can begin delivering babies as early as a year from now.

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