Steve’s Weekly Wrap-Up (October 16, 2015)

action planThis week we heard from our first group of presenters for the employee survey action plans. Presenting were the OR, Endo, ED and 3rd floor. I was impressed with the thoughtfulness of the plans and the engagement of the staff who helped present the plans with their Directors. I learned a lot and heard some great plans to make our hospital great. Only when we are engaged at all levels of the hospital, every stakeholder, will we succeed as an organization. Keep up the great work, and I look forward to hearing the other plans and progress you’re making.

Important maintenance announcement: We will be shutting down the boilers maintenance_logofor annual inspection on Monday night –19 October at 8:00PM. They will be down all night.  We expect to have them back up and operational by late Tuesday morning—11-noon. During this time we will not be able to generate hot water or steam for any purpose. We have several hundred gallons in the tanks but we cannot keep it hot or make more. Please be judicious in the use of what hot water we have in storage. The ER will not be affected.

We are pleased to announce that Todd Lang, MD, MBA has accepted the position as Chief Medical Officer for

Coliseum Health System.  He will begin his new duties on December 31, 2015.  Dr. Lang has specialized in Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 15 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. Dr. Lang and his wife, Teresa, have three children.  Please join us in welcoming Dr. Lang and his family to Coliseum Health System team and our community.

201334-2183-072-792x368Hey Mercer football fans, come join the CNH Ortho/Spine Tailgating Tent Saturday 10/17/2015 at the Mercer Bears football game from 1-4 pm. We’ll be passing out boiled peanuts and greeting fans as they come for the game.

heart-walkThe Heart Walk is just one week away! I look forward to seeing everyone there at 8:00am on October 24th on the campus of Middle Georgia State University. So if you are going make sure you get your official Heart Walk T-shirt from Kizzy Richardson or Angela Lintz. Orders being taken up until Tuesday, October 20th. Just $15 to support the AHA Heart Walk!

Come help us celebrate our new Joint Commission Spinal Fusion Certification, Nov.  3rd, 5-7 pm 1st floor conference room! We will be taking a commemorative hospital staff picture on the front lawn at 5 pm! Make sure you are there!

EAG Awareness! Week 1 Winners!!! Enjoy the game!

  • Michael Adams
  • Betty Bryant
  • Maryann Chevalley
  • Miriam V Cook
  • Jim Gay
  • Suzette “Judy” Henderson
  • Marnicia Hicks
  • Sarah Jackson
  • Anita Jones
  • Jon Lucas
  • Danny Manville
  • Alicia Parks
  • Joyce Smith
  • Leah Smith
  • Stephanie Stiltz


  • The third floor staff was excellent!  Martha (nightshift), Stephanie (from New York) and Shirley (PT) were amazing!  Very attentive, very encouraging and Martha anticipated my needs prior to me asking for anything.  Shirley was a shining star to my stay.  I wish she could go home with me.    (Patient – P.W.)
  • Congratulations to Alec Rovinsky who passed his CT registry exam! – Becky Whiddon
  • Auneen Brawley discovered a broken floor tile in the equipment room on 3rd floor. She called Plant Ops to assess and repair the floor.  It was repaired quickly and is now protected by a mat to cushion it from trapeze bars that may drop. Great Catch!  – Angela Lintz

Have a great weekend and enjoy the nice fall weather.

Steve Daugherty - CNH