Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital provides health care services to residents of Southwest Georgia. With more than 440 beds and some 300 physicians, the acute-care hospital provides emergency and inpatient services, as well as cardiology, oncology, psychiatric, women's health, and pediatric specialty care. It's one of Georgia's largest comprehensive regional medical centers. Founded in 1911, it is part of the Phoebe Putney Health System, which also includes the 25-bed Phoebe Worth Medical Center and several satellite community health centers that provide outpatient primary health, laboratory, and surgical services. The health system is governed by the Albany-Dougherty County Hospital Authority.
The hospital serves a growing group of residents across Southwest Georgia.
As part of its operations, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital runs an ambulatory infusion center, Carlton Breast Health Center, and surgical weight loss/wellness center. Inpatient admissions average more than 21,000 a year while clinic visits typically run about 711,000 annually. With some 3,800 employees, payroll at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is about $180 million on average.
To ensure that it can meet current and future demand for health care services, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital acquired Palmyra Medical Center in late 2011 in a deal valued at $195 million. It later renamed the facility Phoebe North.