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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Phoebe Putney is expanding again, this time it's taking over another south Georgia hospital.

Phoebe officials announced Wednesday they are partnering with Dorminey Medical Center in Fitzgerald.

CEO Joel Wernick says Ben Hill County has been hit hard by the down economy and that's affected health care.

He says Phoebe will expand health care services in the community.

"We will be recruiting physicians to join their already excellent physician base there. But they'll be in areas that are not represented or under represented in the marketplace," said Wernick.

The two hospitals plan to sign a temporary management agreement within a couple of weeks while they work on a more detailed transfer agreement that will allow Phoebe to lease Dorminey's assets and operate the hospital.

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