Jennifer Parks is health and general assignment reporter for The Albany Herald. Parks covers the boards that operate Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Phoebe Putney Hospital, the Albany-Dougherty Hospital Authority, Palmyra Medical Center, the public health district and other areas as assigned.
Last year, there were three organizations that applied for funding through the Southwest Georgia Cancer Coalition Cancer Care Grant program.
A 20-year-old Albany State University student died as result of gunshot wounds he sustained just after midnight on Thursday.
School board members reverse a decision made on May 11 concerning two local administrators.- Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer
Contracts for an assistant superintendent and human resources director are not picked up for the 2011-12 school year.
The Albany Technical College Foundation hosts two major fundraisers each year, one of which is a "roast" for a public figure.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer
Albany police say the discharge of a firearm by an Albany policeman who was bitten by a dog when he went into the wrong yard is still under investigation.
AfterRobert Purvis, 19, died after being shot at a car wash in east Albany on Sunday.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer
A suspicious package was found on an Albany military installation Wednesday morning.- Jennifer Parks, staff writer
The recent drop in blood donations is the lowest regional American Red Cross officials have seen in some time.Jennifer Maddox Parks, staff writer
The Hospital Authority of Dougherty County has voted to acquire Palmyra Medical Center from HCA. The price of the cash acquisition will be $195 million. The acquisition was first reported here this morning and the official announcement was made at an 11:30 a.m. news conference.