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Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital reviews medical staff applicants

Critical care, emergency medicine account for potential new specialists at Albany hospital

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Professional Affairs Committee reviewed several medical staff applicants at its most recent meeting on Monday. (Albany Herald file photo)

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital Professional Affairs Committee reviewed several medical staff applicants at its most recent meeting on Monday. (Albany Herald file photo)

ALBANY — Several physicians and mid-level practitioners in various specialties are vying for spots on the staff at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, a report from the hospital’s Professional Affairs Committee showed.

A report that came to the committee on Monday after going through the Credentials/Bylaws Committee on June 23, and the Medical Executive Committee on July 1 was reviewed by the committee and sent to the hospital’s full board for final approval. Critical care, emergency medicine, pediatric hospitalist, vitreoretinal surgery and pediatric hematology and oncology are the specialties represented. The physicians are Drs. Christine Braud, Carolyn D’Ambrosio, Mahmoud El-Sayed, Nicole Hinds, Andrew Hsia, Gagan Kumar, Muneeruddin Mohammed, David Nierman, Betty Sue Pace and LaMont Smith.

D’Ambrosio, El-Sayed, Kumar, Mohammed, Nierman and Smith specialize in critical care. Braud specializes in emergency medicine, Hinds is a pediatric hospitalist, Hsia specializes in vitreoretinal surgery and Pace specializes in pediatric hematology and oncology.

The report shows that there are also mid-level practitioners wishing to come on staff or add a sponsor. Michelle Davis, a nurse practitioner, is hoping to be sponsored by Dr. Tony Hoots. Terrence Cannon, Kelly Gignac and Marlene Gregg, all certified registered nurse anesthetists, are looking to come on with Dr. John Newton as their sponsor. Tiffany Fallin, a nurse practitioner, is looking to add Dr. Eddie Black as a sponsor to Dr. John Inman III.

A mid-level practicioner looking to come on board is required to have a sponsorship from a physician in the relevant specialty.

The medical staff at Phoebe primarily takes on the role of looking into a physician applicant’s qualifications, in turn making a recommendation to the Professional Affairs Committee before the hospital’s full board makes a final decision. The full board usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month.

The Professional Affairs Committee is scheduled to meet again on Aug. 25.