Phoebe consolidates surgical services - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Phoebe consolidates surgical services

Jessica Castle, VP of Marketing Jessica Castle, VP of Marketing
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

If you need in-patient surgery in Albany it will be done at the Phoebe Putney Hospital main campus. Operating rooms at Phoebe North are shutting down.

Surgical Services at Phoebe North are moving to the hospital's Main Campus. Officials say they're not sure yet if any employees will lose their jobs.

Phoebe leaders say outpatient care is growing reducing the need for inpatient surgical services.

They say this transition will avoid duplication of services at campuses located less than five minutes apart and will provide efficient, effective and high quality care for patients.

Officials say they're now focused on finding ways for impacted employees to keep their jobs.

"HR is going to work with those individuals we do have open positions within the healthcare system and they are going to work closely with them and the will be given priority candidate status for any positions that are open within the system,” said Jessica Castle, VP of Marketing for Phoebe Putney Health System.

Castle says she does not know how many workers will be affected. Over the next few weeks Phoebe will shift surgical cases, equipment, and supplies from the nine operating rooms on the North campus to the main campus's 19 operating rooms.

Castle says Phoebe has a team evaluating what to do with the operating rooms at Phoebe North as they continue to work to find the best uses for the facility.

Copyright 2015 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Fire Weather Forecast

    Fire Weather Forecast

    Wednesday, December 30 2015 11:51 PM EST2015-12-31 04:51:24 GMT
    Saturday, April 22 2017 11:31 PM EDT2017-04-23 03:31:58 GMT

    Fire Weather Forecast April 22, 2017

    More >>

    Fire Weather Forecast April 22, 2017

    More >>
  • Rainfall Gauge

    Rainfall Gauge

    Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 1.78"; Normal for the Month 3.70"; Yearly Total 14.80"; -/+ Year to Date -2.21".

    More >>

    Today: 0.00": Monthly Total 1.76"; Normal for the Month 3.70"; Yearly Total 14.80"; -/+ Year to Date -2.21".

    More >>
  • APD hosts yard sale for officer, announces future event

    APD hosts yard sale for officer, announces future event

    Saturday, April 22 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-04-22 22:36:44 GMT
    Officers held a yard sale Saturday morning. (Source: WALB)Officers held a yard sale Saturday morning. (Source: WALB)

    Folks at the Albany Police Department want to thank the community for participating in a yard sale Saturday. Members of the department held the sale at Veteran's Park in downtown Albany. 

    More >>

    Folks at the Albany Police Department want to thank the community for participating in a yard sale Saturday. Members of the department held the sale at Veteran's Park in downtown Albany. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly