Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
ALBANY, Ga. — Catching up on two months worth of credentialing reports, the professional affairs committee at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital has given the green light on additions and reappointments to the hospital's staff.
A Dec. 4 report from the medical executive committee, as presented to the professional affairs committee on Monday, showed that there were four physicians who had been recommended for consideration — Dr. Dale Yingling, an obstetrician/gynecologist; Dr. Mona Batra, a family medicine physician; Dr. Marcia Snowball, an obstetrician/gynecologist, and Dr. Jason Conley, an emergency medicine physician.
Yingling and Snowball are listed as locum tenens, which indicates that they are temporarily standing in for someone else.
The same report shows that four anesthesiologists, six emergency medicine physicians, 10 family practice physicians, 12 obstetricians/gynecologists, nine pediatricians, seven radiologists, two pathologists and 10 general surgeons were among those recommended for reappointment following a recredentialing process.
The recredentialing process takes place every two years, explained Joe Austin, chief operating officer at Phoebe, as a way to ensure the physicians on staff are still in good standing.
The Dec. 4 report also shows that there are seven physicians who are either retiring or resigning. Among them is Dr. John Inman Jr., who is retiring from hospital practice and is being invited to join the emeritus staff.
A medical executive committee report from Oct. 2 shows that there are eight physicians who have also put their name in for consideration for a position on Phoebe's medical staff. They were Drs. Barnwell "Rhett" Calhoun and Stalina Gowdie, both family medicine physicians, Dr. Neil Faulkner, an oncologist, radiologists Drs. Cynthia Caskey and Karen Caldemeyer, emergency physician Dr. David Price, family/sports medicine physician Dr. Steven Yamazaki and neurologist Dr. Anthony Murro.
The medical staff at Phoebe takes on the role of looking at an applicant's qualifications, in turn making a recommendation to the professional affairs committee before a final decision is made by the full board — which generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month.