Phoebe's million-dollar donation to help premature babies - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

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. 

Copyright 2017 WALB. All rights reserved. 

Report an error Submit a tip to WALB News 10

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Dougherty Co. investigates dead body found in alley on W. Third Ave.

    Dougherty Co. investigates dead body found in alley on W. Third Ave.

    Sunday, June 24 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-06-24 13:29:40 GMT
    Dougherty County Coroner found a dead on the 500 block of West Third Avenue. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County Coroner found a dead on the 500 block of West Third Avenue. (Source: WALB)

    According to Dougherty County Coroner, Michael Fowler, a body has been found over on the 500 block of West Third Avenue in Albany.  

    More >>

    According to Dougherty County Coroner, Michael Fowler, a body has been found over on the 500 block of West Third Avenue in Albany.  

    More >>
  • Sanitary sewer extension could come to Shadowlawn area

    Sanitary sewer extension could come to Shadowlawn area

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:06:54 GMT
    The sanitary sewer extension would cover 67 homes in the area. (Source: WALB)The sanitary sewer extension would cover 67 homes in the area. (Source: WALB)

    Community members from the Shadowlawn area met with city leaders to talk about a new sanitary sewer expansion plan.  The expansion plan would extend North on West Gordon Avenue, to South on Shadow-Lawn Drive, then east on West-town Road to the railroad tracks off of West Waddell Avenue.  City leaders said this project is long overdue for the homeowners in this area.  

    More >>

    Community members from the Shadowlawn area met with city leaders to talk about a new sanitary sewer expansion plan.  The expansion plan would extend North on West Gordon Avenue, to South on Shadow-Lawn Drive, then east on West-town Road to the railroad tracks off of West Waddell Avenue.  City leaders said this project is long overdue for the homeowners in this area.  

    More >>
  • DOCO health department hosts back to school immunizations

    DOCO health department hosts back to school immunizations

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:58 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:58:30 GMT
    Vaccinations are required for 3, 4 and 5-year-old, and children entering the 7th grade. (Source: WALB)Vaccinations are required for 3, 4 and 5-year-old, and children entering the 7th grade. (Source: WALB)

    Some folks in Albany already got a jump start on their back to school preparations.  The Doughtery County Health Department held their back to school immunization clinics Saturday. 

    More >>

    Some folks in Albany already got a jump start on their back to school preparations.  The Doughtery County Health Department held their back to school immunization clinics Saturday. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly