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  • Appeals court blocks Albany hospital merger

    July 7, 2011 --

    A federal appeals court has granted a Federal Trade Commission request to temporarily halt the sale of an Albany hospital. In April, the FTC alleged that Phoebe Putney Health System’s purchase of Palmyra Medical Center would raise health care costs and that the deal had been structured to avoid anti-trust scrutiny.

    Joel Wernick, Phoebe Putney Health Systems CEO: $797,034

    Joel Wernick, Phoebe Putney Health Systems CEO: $797,034
    October 14, 2009 --

    That’s how much Joel Wernick was paid in FY2008. That wasn’t even his best year. In FY2007, he collected $905,570, which included $249,758 in benefits and deferred pay.