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Stop unsanitary medical practices at Phoebe or withdraw accreditation.

    1. Ms. Garner
    2. Petition by

      Ms. Garner

      Albany, GA

Phoebe is the only hospital in the area where child-birth is possible. Not only this place is serving young women it is also serving elderly and children. Let's be sure to hold Phoebe accountable to higher safety measures! I know that I am not the only person in the area who suffered as a result of their inability to keep the hospital clean! Many of my collegues and neighbors go outside of town to get surgeries because they have relatives and friends who caught infections after having a surgery at Phoebe. Did you know that if you ever happen to have surgery at Phoebe you are three times more likely to get an infection than in any other U.S. hospital? Here is my story: during my c-section at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital performed by Doctor Donna Graff, I suffered complications as a result of an infection caught in Phoebe's dirty operating room. I have had a surgical wound that was over 5 inches (12cm) long. No young healthy person deserves to suffer like this during her first pregnancy! Instead of being paid a compensation for all my sufferings, I am being billed hundreds of dollars in medical bills after Phoebe already made almost 18 000 dollars off my insurance company! Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital scored worse than the national benchmark for cases of potentially deadly bloodstream infections. The findings were made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on its Hospital Compare website, which allows people to view individual hospital profiles. We deserve clean surgical rooms; we deserve better doctors and safety practices! See here: http://www.albanyherald.com/news/2012/feb/14/phoebe-ranks-among-worst-in-infections-of/

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    • Phoebe Gomez NEW YORK CITY, NY
      • 2 months ago

      Ha ha ha, Infection Huh.

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    • David Prisant ALBANY, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's a shame that Phoebe doesn't care as much about patient safety as they do about monopolizing healthcare. When you consider how many hospital patients develope bed sores and infections while at Phoebe, it is sickening to hear their marketing department claim that "world-class" medicine is available to Phoebe. And where's the "hometown commitment" they brag about?

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    • Vicki Carcare LONGVIEW, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      In memory of a friend's Dad who died after complications at this hospital.

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    • kim nelson ALBANY, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      I had a bad experience at Phoebe when my 5 year old daughter was there sick for a week. I have also lost friends due to MRSA after a routine surgical procedure.

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    • Martha McCorvey ALBANY, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Phoebe should not be the only available option in Dougherty County and since the purchase of the only public hospital (Palmyra Medical Center), it is the case.

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