Albany steps up measures to curb COVID spread
City employees will return to more working at home as the staff, as has much of the community and nation, been affected by the spike in novel coronavirus cases. “It’s still quite a bit,” Albany City Manager Sharon Subadan said of the impact on workers. “Last week there were... Read more
Albany medical providers expand vaccine eligibility
After the initial rollout of COVID-19 vaccines for health care workers and residents in long-term care facilities, availability will be expanded next week to seniors and additional first responders. Among those who are engaged in making vaccinations more available is Albany Area Primary Health Care, which has joined Phoebe... Read more
Phoebe Putney CEO addresses Lee Co. Commission
Lee County Commissioner Rick Muggridge called Phoebe Putney Health System President/CEO Scott Steiner’s presentation to the Lee County Commission Tuesday night “unprecedented.” “I just want to thank you,” Muggridge said following Steiner’s presentation. “I’ve been on the commission for 10 years, and nobody from Phoebe has been here before.... Read more
Ossoff addresses rural health needs in southwest Georgia
U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff identified lack of access to health care as well as the high cost of medications and services as two pressing issues facing southwest Georgia. Pointing to the announced closing of Southwest Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert on Oct. 22, Ossoff said that more investment... Read more
No visible progress on Lee County hospital
As Lee County officials face another wave of questions about the ongoing saga of the proposed construction of a $135 million medical center in the county, they say a new potential monkey wrench has been thrown into the works by Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Read the full article: Albany... Read more

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