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.