Albany-Dougherty County is the health care hub of Southwest Georgia, and is home to a world-class hospital system, dozens of specialty practice centers and more than 300 physicians. The hospitals are fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The community hospital houses the Southwest Georgia Family Medicine Residency program; serves as a satellite campus for the Medical College of Georgia, locally training third- and fourth-year medical students; and has partnered with the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy to teach graduate-level pharmacy courses at the Albany campus.
Phoebe Putney Health System
Phoebe Putney Health System is a network of hospitals, family medicine clinics, rehabilitation facilities, auxiliary services and medical education training facilities. The flagship Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital is a 443-bed teaching hospital and a regional center for cancer treatment, cardiac medicine/surgery, gastrointestinal disease and neuro-science. The system's Phoebe North, also in Albany, is a 348-bed hospital. The Phoebe Cancer Center
is one of the busiest and most advanced in the Southeast. The Phoebe Heart and Vascular Center
performs more open-heart and cardiac catheterization procedures than all other hospitals in the region combined. Phoebe is one of only six designated perinatal centers in the state of Georgia and is the regions only provider of neonatal intensive care
, cardiovascular surgery and radiation oncology services. The hospital operates satellite facilities throughout Southwest Georgia. Phoebe has more than 300 physicians on staff and employs more than 5,000.