Bishop talks healthcare, touts Phoebe accomplishments - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Bishop talks healthcare, touts Phoebe accomplishments

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Congressman Sanford Bishop made a stop at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital to discuss health care and recognize Phoebe's CEO Joel Wernick.

On September 29th Congressman Bishop read into the Congressional Record in Washington D.C. the accomplishments Joel Wernick has made in his 20 year history at the hospital. Wednesday he presented the plaque to Wernick who was also recognized by Georgia Trend as a top 25 leader for what he's done to expand Phoebe's reach in southwest Georgia.

"The mission that this hospital carries out for southwest Georgia is so valuable and his leadership is so valuable that it ought to be acknowledged," said Re. Sanford Bishop, (D)-Georgia.

"There's always going to be a limited number of resources especially in health care and the more that we can use our wisdom and experience to share those resources with our adjoining neighbors and counties the better off we are," said Joel Wernick, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital CEO.

Congressman Bishop talked with nurses and toured the hospital which has received federal assistance through the Congressman's office.


©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Residents prepare for storm chances over holiday weekend

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:21:51 GMT
    James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)James Lawrence. (Source: WALB)

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

    More >>

    With Alberto expected to impact Southwest Georgia, you can never be too prepared when it comes to the safety of you and your family. As the rain and thunderstorms move through our area, Albany residents say their holiday plans are changing.

    More >>
  • Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Albany town hall meeting held to tackle diabetes awareness

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:17:40 GMT
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)
    City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)City leaders held a town hall to discuss diabetes in South Georgia. (Source: WALB)

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

    More >>

    Dougherty County is ranked 3-percent higher than the national average of people diagnosed with diabetes. 

    More >>
  • Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday's rain didn't keep boaters from the water

    Saturday, May 26 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-05-26 21:15:40 GMT
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)
    The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)The Kinchafoonee Creek. (Source: WALB)

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

    More >>

    Despite the scattered showers, we saw Saturday some people just couldn't resist hitting the water. In the morning, the Kinchafoonee Creek was at a good water level for boaters. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly