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Phoebe's million-dollar donation to help premature babies

Phoebe has new equipment in their hospital improvements that could be life savers. (Source: WALB) Phoebe has new equipment in their hospital improvements that could be life savers. (Source: WALB)
Dr. Jack Owens, Phoebe NICU Medical Director (Source: WALB) Dr. Jack Owens, Phoebe NICU Medical Director (Source: WALB)
Phoebe Foundation Executive Director Lauren Rey (Source: WALB) Phoebe Foundation Executive Director Lauren Rey (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Phoebe has new equipment in their hospital improvements that could be life savers. 

Phoebe will be able fund six projects thanks to the Phoebe Foundation's $1 million-dollar donation.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) will get $180,000 to buy a transporter incubator to be able to move two premature twins at the same time. 

"We do a lot of transports for the regional paranatal center for Southwest Georgia. So if there are a set of twins born right now in Cairo or Donalsonville, we have to send our team twice, so they have to do two round trips and that can be a challenge," said Dr. Jack Owens, Phoebe NICU Medical Director.

"It is just very comforting to know that there are very generous people and caring people that want to partner with us," said Phoebe Foundation Executive Director Lauren Rey. 

Phoebe NICU also will be adding a dedicated lactation consultant who will have a mobile station to help moms who are breastfeeding. 

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