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CEO Allen Golson Re-Elected to Georgia Hospital Association Board of Trustees

February 28, 2010

Allen Golson, chief executive officer of Coliseum Health System in Macon, was re-elected to the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) at the association’s annual convention Feb. 17 in Atlanta.

Since April 2005, Golson has served as CEO of Coliseum Health System, a three-hospital system which includes Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital and Coliseum Psychiatric Center. He has over 25 years of experience in public and private hospitals. Prior to joining Coliseum, he served for nine years as CEO of Palmyra Medical Centers in Albany. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and has been a Rotarian for more than 20 years.
“Allen Golson’s impressive years of service to health care have contributed to his immensely positive impact on the field,” said GHA President Joseph Parker. “He has brought positive change to the hospital community and we are pleased to again have his considerable leadership on the GHA Board.”

About GHA
Established in 1929, GHA is the state’s largest trade organization of hospitals and health systems providing education, research and risk management services to its 174 hospital and health system members. Additionally, it represents and advocates health policy issues benefiting Georgia’s citizens before the state legislature and U.S. Congress as well as before regulatory bodies.

About Coliseum Health System
 Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Health System is comprised of Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Coliseum Psychiatric Center.  These facilities as well as Coliseum Same Day Surgery Center offer the middle Georgia community not only a choice in where to get medical services, but also a multitude of providers to use.  Coliseum Health System has over 1250 employees and over 400 active physicians on the medical staff. 

The two medical/surgical campuses have a total of 361 beds, plus 60 beds in the Coliseum Psychiatric Center. The hospitals feature an expansive range of state-of-the-art services designed to meet the comprehensive medical needs of central Georgia. Both facilities include a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, diagnostic services and orthopaedic rehabilitation programs. In addition, Coliseum Health System’s breadth of care options includes specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Cancer Center, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, Coliseum Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery.

The Coliseum Psychiatric Center provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues.  The services provided include inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as, a specialty program for senior adults.