Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital
- 417 West 3rd Avenue
The 691-bed hospital is an acute care and surgical facility that has served the Albany community since 1911. A State of Georgia Designated Perinatal Center, the hospital delivers more than 3,000 babies annually. It is home to a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a maternal-fetal medicine program, 10 birthing suites, two cesarean birthing suites, a mother/baby unit, two antepartum suites and educational classes for new parents. ,Our Community
Albany is located in Dougherty County, Georgia, along the Flint River, and is home to more than 77,000 residents.
The local economy is powered by manufacturing, education, healthcare, military and tourism.
Albany is served by several highways, Southwest Georgia Regional Airport, Dougherty County Transit, Greyhound Bus Lines and Skylight Travel.
Arts and Entertainment
Albany's arts and culture scene includes the Albany Museum of Art, Albany Ballet, Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Grammy Signature Award-winning Albany Chorale, Albany Arts Council and more.
Other popular local attractions include the Riverfront Walk, Ray Charles Plaza, Municipal Auditorium, historic Bridge House, Flint RiverQuarium, Turtle Grove Park, Thronateeska Heritage Center, Albany Civil Rights Institute, Weatherbee Planetarium and more than a dozen registered historic places.
Residents and visitors enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Chehaw Park nature preserve and wild animal park, Radium Springs Gardens and 77 park facilities. The city has been a member of the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA Program for more than 20 years and many of its streets are lined with large, mature trees.
The city hosts numerous events each year, including the Mardi Gras Street Festival, Snickers Marathon and Half Marathon, ASO St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Paws in the Park, Southern Soul Music Festival and Swinging on the River, to name a few.
Albany is served by the Dougherty County School System and several private schools.
Institutions of higher education include Albany State University and Albany Technical College. ,