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Phoebe Putney board meeting

Dr. John Vance Dr. John Vance
Ron Wallace honored at Phoebe Ron Wallace honored at Phoebe
Henrietta Singletary retires Henrietta Singletary retires
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Phoebe Putney Hospital said goodbye to two employees and thanked them for their service on Wednesday.

Ron Wallace an executive leader now heading to Tennessee and Henrietta Singletary who was the first board president and has been with the hospital for 25 years. She is retiring.

Physicians also discussed the future of healthcare at Phoebe.

"I think the future of medicine is to provide more quality while at the same time becoming more cost effective so in the end that allows patients to get the most value out of the health care here," said Dr. John Vance.

Physicians also discussed the importance of an updated hand hygiene seminar in the hospital for healthcare workers to help protect patients.

Doctors said they want to honor a fellow physician killed last year in a car crash. Each year on Doctors Day in March, instead of getting a thank-you gift from the hospital doctors make a donation to help the community.

At the hospital board meeting, doctors asked Phoebe to give to the cancer coalition in honor of the late Dr Hasan Rizvi.

"The money they use is all used locally for cancer screenings, cancer prevention. They have been instrumental in allowing a lot of patients in Southwest Georgia to receive colonoscopys for free," said Dr. Vance.

Many of the doctors also offer their cancer screening services free.

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