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Phoebe planning $25 Million construction project

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is about to begin construction on a $25 Million standalone digestive disease clinic in Albany.

The clinic will be built on Phoebe's campus on Meredyth Drive.  Construction is expected to begin this spring.

Hospital officials are actively recruiting more gastroenterologists for the clinic.  Phoebe Putney CEO Joel Wernick says the current clinic is not large enough to serve the needs of patients in the area.

Wernick said, "We are recruiting competitively against all the places in the country where doctors, specifically GI doctors, could go, so we are designing this facility with not only the patient in mind, but also with the doctor in mind who says this is where I want to practice Gastroenterology."

Phoebe hopes to get approval by May for the clinic to be fully operational.

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