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Media Statement - Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center

Albany, GA

News Release - Lynn Lee
Interim Corporate Director, Marketing
Phoebe Putney Health System

ALBANY, Ga. – Phoebe Putney Health System and the Hospital Authority of Ben Hill County, for the past several months, have been evaluating their current management agreement in which Phoebe’s subsidiary, Phoebe Dorminy Medical Center, has been managing the Fitzgerald hospital.

Both Phoebe and the Ben Hill Authority have mutually agreed to dissolve the affiliation. Over the next few months the two parties will take action to discontinue Phoebe’s management of the facility and to terminate previous plans to enter into a long-term lease arrangement. This will return the management and operation of the facility to the Authority.

The Ben Hill community has benefitted from accomplishments the partnership garnered over the past three years – from increased access to advanced specialties, to quality performances that earned the hospital the distinction of being named to the Elite Circle by the Georgia Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network and to achieving DNV accreditation.

Phoebe’s first priority, to ensure a seamless transition for the employees and continued quality patient care, is paramount to the community’s welfare. To that end, Phoebe is currently working to help stabilize transition efforts so that Dorminy Medical Center may continue its role as a vital source of care.

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Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehab facilities, auxiliary services, and medical education training facilities. Founded in 1911,
Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital (the flagship hospital) is one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. From the beginning, Phoebe's mission and vision
has been to bring the finest medical talent and technology to the citizens of Southwest Georgia, and to serve all citizens of the community regardless of ability to pay.