This was a year of milestones for Coliseum Health System and the great work everyone has done living our mission, vision and values. The latest milestone goes to our cardiovascular service line to include EP, cath lab, CVICU and operating room staff. We added key staff in all of these areas, added research, replaced equipment for better patient care and diagnosis and drum roll please…………………..for the first time ever 300+ open heart cases!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday this week. I turned the big 55 so now I get an AARP card, discounted coffee at McDonald’s and can pick out a place in one of those 55+ communities in Florida for when I retire. I look forward to celebrating with the other December birthdays on Monday the 18th at CMC in the first floor classroom.
A reminder to go to your HCA email and look for the email to enroll in our new Coliseum Cares Reward and Recognition program that allows you to recognize each other on the recognition wall, department directors and executives to recognize you with points to exchange for gifts on the site and where we will give your points for the holidays and, starting in 2018, for other significant events like your birthday, hospital week, etc. This is a great opportunity to recognize all the wonderful care and the people who provide it at Coliseum Health System!
Congratulations to Lindsey Mote, Willon Hunter and Sheldon Mattox for being accepted into the 2018 Leadership Macon class by the Chamber of Commerce. This program helps new leaders learn about ways they can impact their community inside and outside of their businesses. I am pleased to have these ambassadors for Coliseum Health System representing all of us and our mission, vision and values.
On December 18th at 1:00 PM, the Leadership Macon class of 2017 (including our own Mallory Smith) will break ground on their class project. Their project was to add a fitness circuit to Amerson River Park and we are pleased to be one of the donors to this class project. It directly relates to our Mission Statement: “the care and improvement of human life,” and extends that mission into the community we serve. Thanks to Leadership Macon, Mallory and her classmates for helping make our community a better, healthier place to live.
This week, a major breach happened on Greg Caples’ computer at Coliseum Northside. Greg believes it was a virus planted by Russian operatives and that he may have to dispose of his computer as it was damaged beyond repair. After further investigation, it was determined that a rogue Oklahoma Sooner fan may be to blame. The investigation continues as the Rose Bowl game between the Georgia Bulldogs and Oklahoma Sooners approaches for these two outstanding teams. It has been rumored that additional shenanigans, jokes and pranks could be expected prior to January 1st, 2018.
Recognition at CMC:
- There is a patient in that was telling me a story this morning during Nurse Leader Rounding, about something that happened to him during a previous admission one year ago. He stated that while he was here, $320.00 went missing from his wallet. He cannot remember how he lost all of that money, but all that he can think of is that he went to the vending machine to get a drink at one point. Anyway, the money was gone from his wallet and he was discharged home. A day or so later, he received a phone call that someone had turned in all $320.00 of his money.
Then about a month ago, he was here during another admission and was talking to someone about it when he was being transported to Radiology. He said that he was talking about it, but had not advised how much money it actually was when the person that was transporting him said, “I was the one that turned in that money.” Then they told him the amount it was, so the patient knew right away that this person was telling the truth. He just wanted to be sure that this guy is recognized for doing that.
After investigating, we found out that it was Jerrald Williams (transporter) – this person is most definitely living our mission. – L.A. Andrews, BSN, RN Director, Progressive Care Unit
- The daughter of a patient sent in the following:
My mom was taken to the ER from a nursing home. When she arrived, she was very confused. Kyle was the nurse that evening, and the ER was full and very busy. My mom was being admitted, but the hospital had no rooms so we spent the night…Kyle came in and checked on her all through the night. Kyle was so kind and caring with my mom and seemed genuinely concerned. We have been in and out of the hospital a lot recently, and all the nurses have been so good. It’s nice to have nurses that truly care about their job.
Kyle just stood out as being so nice and compassionate. That helps not only the patient, but the family. Kyle truly helped turn what could have been a terrible night in the ER into a pleasant experience.
…and look at the recognition wall to see who has been recognized for living our mission this week!
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! However you celebrate the holiday season best wishes to you and your families!