Greg’s Weekly Update

Happy Friday, Coliseum Northside Team!  I hope your week has been great so far!

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Robin Parker shared with me an amazing performance indicator for CNH this week.  For the month of September, CNH had a Patient Feedback Score of 4.9 out of a possible 5.0!  if you don’t know what this represents – it is a measure of positive, negative or neutral opinions on social media about our hospital.  The number of individual “insights” captured in the month of September was at an all-time high for us – and the opinions expressed were overwhelmingly positive!  Your response to Hurricane Irma was the most common reason for the comments about Coliseum Northside.  Many thanks to Robin and her team for doing such a great job posting stories and events on our social media pages that many patients and people in our community respond to.  Thanks to everyone at Coliseum Northside for inspiring our community to say such nice things about us!

pregnancy and infant loss day

In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.  Sadly, about 1,000,000 pregnancies each year end in early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss.  Many of you know that within a week of my arrival at Coliseum Northside, my first grandson, Ezra James, died just days away from his planned birth.  It is impossible to express how devastatingly sad this is for any family to go through such a loss.  Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month is a way for us all to consider – is there a way to help grieving parents and families and to work to prevent the causes of these losses.  This Sunday, October 15th is the Wave of Light Remembrance when people are asked to light a candle at 7:00 pm for one hour in remembrance of lost infants.  My wife and I will be lighting a candle at that time to honor our Ezra.  We will also be supporting our son Brandon and daughter-in-law Jackie in other ways, including prayer.  Please consider finding out how you can help families that you know who have suffered similar losses.

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October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Remember to wear pink on Wednesdays as a remembrance of this important health issue.  Also, tie a pink ribbon to the Coliseum Northside Tree of Hope in honor or in memory of a loved one with breast cancer.

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Great comments from social media about Coliseum Northside:

  • “Love CNH.  Have been to ER many times!  I’m always impressed!”
  • “Coliseum Northside is the best hospital in the state of Georgia!”
  • “Love this hospital and their ER staff!  Have helped me and my family through a few mishaps over the last few months.”


Greg’s Football Challenge:

So, last week I barely squeaked by and beat Sheldon via the tie-breaker.  I am now 1-1 and on my way to more victories!  This week’s challenger is Michael Dykes.

Here are the CFB Week 7 predictions:

  • Missouri @ Georgia – Who else could I pick but the Dawgs!  The team is looking awesome and I am confident that Coach Smart is keeping them focused on each week’s game.  Michael also picks UGA.
  • Arkansas @ Alabama – I pick Alabama, who continue to Roll.  Michael picks Alabama.
  • Auburn @ LSU – Death Valley is a tough environment for any visiting team, but I think Auburn definitely has the edge and I pick them.  Michael picks Auburn.
  • Texas A & M @ Florida – I think the Aggies played a solid game against Alabama last week and I pick them to go into Gainesville and beat Florida in a close game.  Michael picks Texas A&M.
  • South Carolina @ Tennessee – The Gamecocks are looking better each week and I think that they will end up beating Tennessee in a close contest.  Michael says the opposite and picks Tennessee.
  • TCU @ Kansas State – there are not very many good match-ups outside of the SEC this week, but this may be a good one.  I pick TCU.  Michael picks TCU.
  • Utah @ USC – This one could be a good match-up, but I think the strength in recruiting of USC will help them win.  Michael picks USC.
  • For the NFL prediction – Michael and I both predict that the Atlanta Falcons will beat the Miami Dolphins.
  • And for the tie-breaker: I pick Georgia Tech to beat Miami by a score of 21-14.  Michael picks Miami to win by a score of 31-27.


Have a great weekend, and thanks for all you do!


Greg Caples