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Sewell named medical director of Women’s Health Services at Phoebe

Sewell working with staff, patients to improve service

Tracy Morgan, MSN, RN, Vice President of Women’s and Children’s Services, is shown with William M. (Bill) Sewell, III, MD, new Medical Director of Women’s Health Services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. (Special Photo)

Tracy Morgan, MSN, RN, Vice President of Women’s and Children’s Services, is shown with William M. (Bill) Sewell, III, MD, new Medical Director of Women’s Health Services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. (Special Photo)

ALBANY — William M. (Bill) Sewell, III, MD, has accepted the position of Medical Director of Women’s Health Services at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Focusing on the needs of the patients, Sewell will join forces with Tracy Morgan, MSN, RN, vice president of Women’s and Children’s Services. Together they will share responsibility for working with both the medical staff and the hospital staff to improve the quality of care, while reducing the cost of care.

Sewell will work with his OB/Gyn colleagues to develop new policies and procedures designed to improve performance, with national top 10 percent goals as the target.

“I’m extremely excited to take on this new role specifically designed to further improve quality and safety for moms and their babies,” said Sewell. My goal is to ensure that we identify and apply the best evidence-based protocols and stay current with best practices so that women and newborns in Southwest Georgia receive the very best care.”

“We hope to institute multi-disciplinary educational initiatives which will emphasize a team-approach. Effective communication among the healthcare providers caring for women and their children is critically important. Women should expect the best possible care for themselves and their babies. We want that to be available wherever Phoebe serves. One of the most intriguing aspects of this new position is being part of the planning and development of expanded and updated women’s and children’s services.”

“Pairing Ms. Morgan and Dr. Sewell represents our heightened focus on addressing the unique, sometimes complex, conditions that women may experience throughout their lives,” said Joe Austin, executive vice president and chief operating officer. “Their combined clinical and leadership experience is invaluable.”

With over 20 year’s experience in Albany, Sewell recently completed his second consecutive term as Chairman of the Department of OB/GYN. He is board-certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A native of Columbus, he received a B.S. in Biology from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. He completed his medical education and specialty training at the University of TN-Health Sciences Center in Memphis.