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Inside Phoebe - Trauma Services

In recent years, Phoebe has vastly expanded our trauma capabilities, and in March 2024 we earned state designation as the region's only Level II Trauma Center. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about our Trauma Services and how these trauma improvements are impacting our entire health system.

Inside Phoebe - Living & Learning Community Apartments

The Phoebe Living & Learning Community opens in August 2024. Albany Technical College students can apply to live in the brand new apartments that will be located on our main campus directly above the new nursing school.

Inside Phoebe - Phoebe Sumter Birthing Center

Phoebe Sumter is a great place to have a baby! Our birthing center offers amazing amenities in beautiful surroundings, and our experienced staff will provide exceptional care and superior service to your entire family.

Inside Phoebe - Phoebe Worth ER

Our all-new Emergency Center at Phoebe Worth provides quality care from board-certified physicians, short wait times and a comfortable environment.

Inside Phoebe - Heart Failure Treatment

Phoebe is the only hospital in south Georgia to offer an exciting new treatment for heart failure. Go Inside Phoebe to see how we're dramatically improving the lives of people suffering from this chronic condition.

Inside Phoebe - Robotic Bariatrics

Phoebe Sumter that has helped hundreds of people improve their lives by achieving a healthy weight. Our new robotic surgery system is helping improve our efficiency and service, so we can care for even more patients.

Inside Phoebe - Robotic Surgery

Phoebe already completed more robot-assisted surgeries than any other hospital in the region. Now, we can offer these minimally-invasive procedures to even more patients in our operating rooms in Albany and Americus.

Inside Phoebe - Nursing-Family Partnership

Phoebe is home to one of only two Nurse-Family Partnership programs in the state of Georgia. Our goal is to help improve the lives of families, especially those who may be at high risk for health disparities.

Inside Phoebe - Nursing Student Recruitment

Phoebe is creating a place to train the nurses of tomorrow. Our Living & Learning Community will become the new home of Albany Technical College's expanded nursing program and will provide apartments so students can live where they learn and train.

Inside Phoebe - Plant Operations

Phoebe is looking for new Plant Operations Technicians to join the dedicated team of experts who keep our health system running smoothly. Watch this video to learn more about our Phoebe Plant Ops team.

Inside Phoebe - Oncology Nurses

The Phoebe Cancer Center is the largest and most comprehensive cancer treatment facility in our part of Georgia, offering advanced and individualized treatment plans for all of our patients. The depth, breadth and experience of our oncology nurses are among the many elements that set the Phoebe Cancer Center apart.

Inside Phoebe - Nursing Support

Nursing is a demanding and difficult profession. Phoebe employs hundreds of healthcare professionals in support roles to help our nurses truly focus on providing quality patient care. That creates more rewarding careers for our nurses and support teams and leads to better outcomes for our patients.

Inside Phoebe - Ortho Expansion

The Phoebe Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine team includes seven physicians, 10 certified athletic trainers, and other experts who provide excellent care for all your ortho needs. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about our team and to see our expanded and completely renovated clinic in Albany.

Inside Phoebe - Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology is a cardiology sub-specialty dealing with the electrical systems of the heart, and Phoebe is proud to provide a full array of electrophysiology services. There aren't many physicians in Georgia who are board-certified in electrophysiology. The only one in our region serves patients at Phoebe. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about the advanced treatments available right here at home.

Inside Phoebe - Structural Heart Program

Phoebe has the most established, advanced and comprehensive heart & vascular program in south Georgia. As part of that team, our interventional cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons continue to add complex procedures to the vast array of cardiac services we provide right here in Albany. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about our structural heart program.

Inside Phoebe - Living & Learning Community

Phoebe’s Living & Learning Community is an innovative project that will address the critical shortage of nurses in our region, boost the area’s economy and bring much-needed development to the Jefferson Street corridor leading to downtown Albany. This unique, 130,000 square foot medical education and housing complex is being built on the site of a former public school.  It will help Albany Technical College vastly expand its nursing program and increase the number of new nurses in southwest Georgia.

Inside Phoebe - Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF®) Procedure

Do you have persistent reflux? It's an extremely common problem that, often, medication and lifestyle changes can't solve. Phoebe has a new non-surgical way to treat it. We were the first health system in south Georgia to use the TIF procedure, and our experts in Albany and Americus now routinely utilize the procedure with outstanding results.

Inside Phoebe - Primary Care APPs

Phoebe employs more than 150 advanced practice providers who work in clinics and departments throughout our health system. These highly-trained professionals work closely with our physicians and perform many of the same tasks as our physicians. Go Inside Phoebe to see some of our primary care APPs in action.

Inside Phoebe - Aquatic Therapy

If you need help improving mobility or reducing joint pain, Phoebe Outpatient Rehabilitation may be the place for you. We're the only facility in the area that offers aquatic therapy. This Inside Phoebe video takes you into the pool to learn more about our program and its benefits.

Inside Phoebe - TomoTherapy

Patients in southwest Georgia are fortunate that the Phoebe Cancer Center utilizes the TomoTherapy System to provide precise, efficient and effective radiation therapy for multiple forms of cancer, including those that can be especially difficult to treat. In 2022, Phoebe invested in a new TomoTherapy machine, upgrading the technology to stay on the cutting edge of cancer care.

Inside Phoebe - Phoebe Urgent Care Clinic in Lee County

The Phoebe Urgent Care Clinic in Lee County is the latest in our growing network of walk-in clinics where patients of all ages can get quick, quality care for a wide variety of minor illnesses and injuries. Go inside Phoebe to learn more about our urgent care services.

Inside Phoebe - Cardiac Firsts

Thanks to Phoebe, southwest Georgians don't have to leave home to get advanced heart and vascular care. For decades, Phoebe has been committed to providing cutting-edge, comprehensive cardiac care. We continue to be the first in the region to offer many new treatments and procedures. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about our cardiac “firsts.”

Inside Phoebe - Patient-Centered Medical Home

Phoebe primary care clinics are committed to a patient-centered approach to care that improves your health outcomes, saves you money and builds strong relationships between you and your providers. Some of our primary care clinics have already earned the recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance, and the rest are on the road to doing so.

Inside Phoebe - New NICU Ambulance

Phoebe’s neonatal intensive care unit is a shining star in our health system. As a regional perinatal center, we serve families with premature babies from 22 counties. Our teams are often on the road, answering urgent calls to bring babies in crisis to our NICU. Our new NICU ambulance, funded by Children's Miracle Network at Phoebe, provides the safest and most high-tech transport option to ensure those babies get the care they need as quickly as possible.

Inside Phoebe - Hybrid OR

Phoebe provides our region’s largest and most advanced surgical facilities. We recently upgraded one of our operating rooms to become our second hybrid OR.  See this high-tech operating suite in action.

Inside Phoebe - Emergency Cardiac Care Center

In May 2021, Phoebe's main hospital became the first in south Georgia to earn state designation as an emergency cardiac care center, recognizing the quality, lifesaving cardiac care available at Phoebe.

Inside Phoebe - Specialty Pharmacy

At Phoebe, we constantly look for innovative ways to serve our patients better. Our specialty pharmacy is a new way we’re helping patients with serious or chronic diseases manage their illnesses and save money on expensive prescriptions.

Inside Phoebe - Tumor Board

The  Phoebe Cancer Center tumor board is where Phoebe and non-Phoebe physicians come together to discuss treatment plans for patients, are just one example of the individualized and comprehensive care patients get right here at home.

Inside Phoebe - The Care You Need

Your health can’t wait. Putting off screenings and visits to your doctor, could have devastating long-term impacts on your health. At Phoebe, we want to get you back to the care you need.

Inside Phoebe - Mobile Clinics

Our Mobile Wellness Clinics are on the road, bringing better health to rural and underserved areas of southwest Georgia. Generous donors to Phoebe Foundation made this vital investment possible. Go Inside Phoebe? to see the mobile clinics in action.

Inside Phoebe - Cardiac MRI

Phoebe is committed to offering cutting-edge services not found anywhere else in our region so southwest Georgians can stay close to home for advanced care.  One example is cardiac MRI, a non-invasive way for physicians to look closely at the structure and function of the heart and major vessels quickly and thoroughly.  Dr. Rachel Harris holds four board certifications, including in cardiac MRI.  Go #InsidePhoebe to see how this technology allows her and our expert heart and vascular team better diagnose and treat a wide array of cardiovascular diseases.

Inside Phoebe - Vaccines and Vigilance

We take our responsibility to protect you from COVID-19 seriously, and we’re working hard to vaccinate as many people as possible. We know you may have questions about the vaccine. Go #InsidePhoebe for the truth about the COVID-19 vaccines and to see our vaccination operation.

Inside Phoebe - Monoclonal Antibody Therapy

Phoebe is having amazing success treating COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibody therapy.  While the therapy isn’t approved for all patients, those who qualify and receive it often start feeling better almost immediately. Go #InsidePhoebe to learn more about this promising COVID-19 treatment.

Inside Phoebe - COVID-19 Vaccinations

Phoebe was one of the first locations in Georgia to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Vaccines offer the best protection against the virus and give us our best chance of ending the pandemic, and we encourage you to get a shot when you are eligible to do so.

Inside Phoebe - Clean Hands, Safe Hands

Proper hand hygiene is crucial to prevent the spread of illness. It’s especially important in healthcare settings.  We have installed new hand hygiene technology at all our hospitals to support our infection prevention efforts.

Inside Phoebe - Holiday Stress

Do you have the holiday blues? On top of everything else that has happened in 2020, the holiday season can create additional stress. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Phoebe Behavioral Health can help.

Inside Phoebe - COVID Clinic

Phoebe continues to develop innovative ways to provide COVID-19 patients the care they need, while ensuring the safety of non-COVID patients. Our team at Phoebe Pulmonology has opened a special clinic just for COVID-19 patients who are referred by a physician for treatment.

Inside Phoebe - ER Renovations

We know long waits in the ER are frustrating.  We’ve taken steps to make your next visit to our main emergency center quicker, safer and more efficient.  We’ve renovated our space, overhauled our processes and opened a new observation unit all to improve our emergency patients’ experience at Phoebe.

Inside Phoebe - COVID-19 Testing

Rapid COVID-19 tests are now available at all Phoebe Physicians primary care clinics. Prompt, accurate and readily-available testing remains an important tool in our battle against COVID-19. Phoebe continues to stay on top of the latest technology and make new investments to ensure our testing capacity meets the needs of our communities. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about our COVID-19 testing.

Inside Phoebe - Simulation & Innovation Center

The new Phoebe Simulation and Innovation Center is one of the finest medical simulation labs in Georgia. Normally, centers this large and advanced are found only at large universities, not hospitals. It is already paying dividends, giving new nurses the confidence and competence they need to provide safe and outstanding care to our patients.

Virtual Visits

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to get the care you need, when you need it. We’re expanding our telehealth options to include urgent care visits. Learn how you can use the Phoebe Access app to schedule virtual visits.

Mask Up

We all need to do our part to protect ourselves and our community from COVID-19. One of the most effective ways to do that is to wear a mask in public.

Moving Forward

Even as we continue to meet the challenges posed by COVID-19, we’re making sure we’re here to provide the other healthcare southwest Georgians need as well.  We have safely reopened services so you can receive the primary, specialty and surgical care you need, when you need it.  Go #InsidePhoebe to see how we’re moving forward.

Don't Delay Care

No one should delay necessary care out of fear of coronavirus. We are beginning to phase in medically necessary outpatient procedures, surgeries and diagnostic services that have been delayed during our COVID-19 response. See how we are ensuring your safety and striving to make your experience at Phoebe a great one.

Regional Specialty Clinics

At Phoebe, we are proud of our role as a regional medical center, providing the most comprehensive array of healthcare services in southwest Georgia. One way we show our commitment to improving access to care in often underserved, rural areas is by having our specialty physicians visit our clinics throughout the region.

Sumter Labor & Deliver

If you’re having a baby, the Phoebe Sumter birthing center is a great place to deliver. We offer amazing amenities in beautiful surroundings, and our experienced staff will provide compassionate care and outstanding service to your entire family.

Mobile Apps

We're putting healthcare in the palm of your hand. You can use our new Phoebe Access app to schedule primary care appointments, get directions to Phoebe locations, check your medical information on your patient portal, and much more. Download it for FREE from the App Store or Google Play.


Phoebe Bariatrics is a nationally accredited comprehensive center that helps patients lose weight and keep it off. Our experienced team of experts can help you achieve your weight loss and healthy living goals.

Lab Automation

Phoebe continually invests in technology, programs and services to improve patient safety and customer service. Check out our high-tech, new lab equipment, and find out how it's benefiting our patients.


Phoebe is fortunate to have hundreds of dedicated volunteers who support our mission in many ways and help us offer compassionate, quality care to our patients. We thank them for their service and encourage others to give back to our community by volunteering at Phoebe.


Phoebe is committed to putting safety first every day. We are proud that our dedication to patient safety earned our main hospital an 'A' Fall 2019 Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.


Phoebe's heart and vascular team has accomplished many "firsts" for cardiac care in southwest Georgia. One of our breakthrough procedures, TAVR, is changing the lives of southwest Georgians who need a new heart valve.

Phoebe Family Tree

Family Tree is an amazing onsite child development center for the children of Phoebe employees, but it also includes accredited Georgia pre-K classes open to children who are not connected to Phoebe. Our Family Tree team is doing incredible things to give children a great start to lifelong learning.

Community Benefits

We take our responsibility to serve the people of southwest Georgia seriously. You may be surprised by all the ways we support and benefit our communities.

Buena Vista

Phoebe is committed to improving access to primary and specialty care in rural areas throughout southwest Georgia. One way we’re making good on the pledge is through our new clinic in Buena Vista, serving the folks in and around Marion County.

Primary Care

Are you one of those people who avoids the doctor until you get really, really sick? That's not good for your long-term health, and it's not even good for your bank account. There are many benefits of establishing a good relationship with a primary care physician.

Anterior Hip Replacement

Do you or a loved one need hip replacement surgery? You may want to consider an anterior hip replacement. Phoebe offers this fairly uncommon surgical method that generally helps patients recover more quickly and with less pain.

Phoebe Family Medicine Residency

The Phoebe Family Medicine Residency is a highly-respected program that trains outstanding young physicians. Many of the graduates stay in southwest Georgia to practice, increasing access to excellent healthcare for the people in our region.

Central Sterile Processing

Phoebe continually invests in technology and programs to improve patient safety. Our Central Sterile Processing Unit is a an area of the hospital few people ever see. Here’s an inside look at the strict guidelines and procedures we follow to ensure medical instruments are properly sterilized.


Have you gotten incredible care from a Phoebe nurse, or have you seen a non-clinical employee go above and beyond to offer great service?  You can help us reward our best Phoebe Family members by nominating them for PRIDE and DAISY Awards.

Interventional Radiology

Phoebe offers our region’s most advanced imaging services that allow our highly-trained teams to diagnose and treat cancers and other illnesses more effectively. As of spring 2019, we are just the third hospital in Georgia, and the only one outside Atlanta, that offers contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

High-Tech Hospital Beds

As a not-for-profit hospital, Phoebe re-invests our revenue into programs and technology that benefit the people of southwest Georgia.  We made a large investment recently in new high-tech hospital beds that are protecting our patients and  helping our staff work more efficiently.


An estimated 6 million Americans suffer from atrial fibrillation.  This abnormal heartbeat increases their risk of stroke by four to five times.  While blood-thinning medication can reduce that risk, it can cause serious side-effects.

Phoebe Care Command

Phoebe now has one of the most advanced patient logistics centers in the country. No other hospital in our region has anything like Phoebe Care Command, and it is the best command center of its kind in Georgia. Our investment in this is center is just one way we're working hard to improve the quality of our care so patients have better overall experiences at Phoebe.


We have many great physicians who work for Phoebe. We also have a lot of other outstanding physicians in our community who serve on our medical staff. We’re lucky to have so many great doctors in southwest Georgia. We thank them all for their service.

Corporate Health

As our region's largest employer, Phoebe is incredibly vital to our region's economy. We also proudly support other employers through Phoebe Corporate Health. We offer an unmatched array of health and wellness services that help our corporate partners save money and help their employees stay healthy, happy and productive.

Behavioral Health

Phoebe Behavioral Health provides a full spectrum of outpatient and inpatient care. Our growing and dedicated team of professionals includes physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and mental health technicians who work together with all our patients to help them toward recovery, focusing on the total needs of the patient and the patient's family.


Have you had a colonoscopy? New guidelines recommend most Americans get their first colonoscopy at age 45. It is a potentially lifesaving screening that can help prevent colorectal cancer or catch it in an early stage when it can generally be treated successfully.

Rural Health

Rural areas of Georgia face unique and difficult health challenges. Phoebe has had amazing success in improving access to care for folks throughout southwest Georgia at a time when people in many other rural areas are finding it harder to get the care they need.

Swing Bed

Often, patients who are ready to be discharged from the hospital, aren't quite ready to go home and take care of themselves. Many of them don't want to go to a nursing home.

Women & Children

Did you know Phoebe has an emergency room dedicated solely for the treatment of pregnant women? Mothers-to-be who need emergency care go directly there to be seen by an OB/GYN hospitalist. We're the only hospital in southwest Georgia that has these specialists in the hospital at all times.

Phoebe Sumter Quality

We're proud The Leapfrog Group recognized Phoebe Sumter with an 'A' Hospital Safety Grade. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about our efforts to continuously improve our safety and quality and ensure we offer outstanding care to people in and around Sumter County.

Lung Watch

If you're at high risk for lung cancer, you need to know about a program Phoebe offers that could save your life. Lung Watch is having great success in identifying cancer early and increasing survival rates through annual screenings.


We know you expect high quality care every time you visit a doctor and whenever you're in the hospital. We want to share the facts about our quality and help you learn more about our continuous quality improvement projects.

Visitation Policy

We welcome thousands of visitors into our hospitals every week. Those visitors are important to the physical healing and emotional well-being of our patients.

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing is an emerging medical technology that can confirm or rule out genetic conditions and may be able to help you make important and informed decisions about your healthcare.

Executive Rounding

At Phoebe, our commitment to excellent service and quality care starts at the top. We want every member of the Phoebe Family to put our patients first in all they do every day.

Educational Partnerships

Phoebe is THE teaching hospital for our entire corner of Georgia, and we have many strong educational partnerships.


If you need an MRI, a CT scan, an X-ray or other imaging services, Phoebe is where you want to go. Phoebe Imaging has convenient locations with the region's top equipment that produce the best images.

Wound Care

Our team at Phoebe Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center is uniquely qualified to treat southwest Georgians with wounds that are difficult to heal.

Georgia Farmworker Health

Phoebe Sumter Ellaville Clinic is proud to be one of six clinics in the state that make up the Georgia Farmworker Health program, which provides primary healthcare to migrant and seasonal farmworkers.

Patient Advisory Council

Phoebe’s Patient Advisory Councils are composed of patients, patients’ family members, volunteers and community leaders.

Phoebe Bariatrics

Losing weight isn’t easy, especially if you’re more than just a few pounds heavier than you’d like to be.

Network of Trust

Phoebe’s Network of Trust works with community partners throughout our region to improve the health of our youth.


We love our Phoebe nurses!  Do you know how many work here?  Watch this Inside Phoebe video to find out and to learn more about the amazing work they do for our patients.

Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

Phoebe Sumter continues a legacy of providing quality healthcare for people in and around Sumter County that began 110 years ago.

Continuous Improvement

Phoebe employees are our greatest asset and our best source for ideas on how we can improve our organization and provide better service to our patients. Go Inside Phoebe for a look at how Phoebe Family members are the key to our continuous improvement.

Advance Directives

If you face a medical crisis that prevents you from making decisions about your own healthcare, difficult choices may be left to your family. An advance directive can ease that burden on your family and ensure your wishes are followed.

Tumor Registry

Phoebe cancer registrars collect and analyze data on all of our cancer patients. They are crucial members of our compassionate cancer care team that works closely together to provide the best possible care for each patient.

Stroke Center

FAST is an easy way to remember common symptoms of a stroke. F = Face drooping. A = Arm weakness. S = Speech difficulty. T = Time to call 911. Phoebe is a Primary Stroke Center. See how we treat stroke patients...


Phoebe is one of just three hospitals in Georgia, and the only one outside Atlanta, using patient safety technology called AvaSys Telesitter. As we mark Patient Safety Awareness Week, see how this system is helping us prevent patient falls.

Heart & Vascular

Phoebe’s heart and vascular team is dedicated to providing the most advanced care and the most comprehensive treatments to help ensure patients the best possible quality of life.


We want the Phoebe Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to be known as one of the best in country. Through the Vermont Oxford Network, we're working with experts around the world to make sure we offer our NICU babies the best care.


Unfortunately, colorectal cancer and death rates in southwest Georgia are much higher than the state and national averages. Phoebe is committed to improving those numbers...

Hip & Knee Replacement

Phoebe is one of only two Hip and Knee Replacement Centers of Excellence in Georgia. The designation recognizes excellence in orthopaedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee replacements...


Phoebe treats our region’s most critically ill patients. Our high intensity critical care model is the standard of care that is practiced at the best hospitals in the country.

Labor & Delivery

The Phoebe family is ready to serve your families health care needs through every stage of life. But we're especially proud of our team that's here for you when your family celebrates a new life.

Inpatient Rehab

See how Phoebe's compasssionate inpatient rehab team is effectively meeting the needs of our patients and improving their lives.

Phoebe Physicians

Phoebe has one of the largest networks of physicians in Georgia outside of Atlanta. Our multi-disciplinary team focuses on cutting-edge technology, compassionate service and exceptional quality to meet your primary and specialty care needs.


Phoebe Hospice at Willson Hospice House offers compassionate services in a peaceful and unique setting. Our caring team stands ready to serve your family in your time of need.


Phoebe has an excellent team of hospitalists dedicated to making your stay here the best it can be. Go Inside Phoebe to learn more about them.

Employee Benefits

If you're part of the Phoebe Family, we appreciate you. If you'd like to join our team, we'll welcome you. Here are some of the benefits we offer our employees.

Breast Health

Breast health is a major concern at Phoebe all year long. See how our team works together to offer the best possible treatments for breast and other cancers.


If your child needs emergency or inpatient care, Phoebe is here for your family 24/7. We also bring some of the top pediatric specialists in Georgia to Albany to treat southwest Georgia children.

Economic Impact

Phoebe is more than a vital part of the healthcare delivery system in southwest Georgia, it is a crucial economic engine for our region.

Phoebe Worth

Phoebe Worth has an outstanding team of board-certified physicians, experienced nurses and other hardworking staff members who are committed to providing high-quality healthcare.

OR Tour/Patient Safety

At Phoebe, we are dedicated to patient safety. Take a tour of one of our operating rooms for an inside look at our infection prevention and control measures.

Ortho & Sports Medicine 

Members of the Phoebe team are on the sidelines at multiple high school football games each Friday night in the fall.  It’s part of our commitment to keep young athletes healthy.

Linear Accelerator

What does it mean to be a not-for-profit hospital? Phoebe is committed to re-investing revenue into equipment and services that allow you to get quality, cutting-edge care right here in southwest Georgia.