Coliseum Health System September 09, 2014

Macon, GA – As the anniversary of the September 11th attacks approaches, America will reflect on the lives lost and the heroic efforts of everyone involved across the nation that day. In Middle Georgia, we are fortunate to have excellent first responders including EMS, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Military, and many more. Coliseum Health System would like to honor the first responders of Middle Georgia and thank them for their humble service.

“It has been our privilege to work alongside these everyday heroes,”said Steve Daugherty, CEO of Coliseum Northside Hospital. “These courageous men and women are real people. They are husbands and wives, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, teachers and students. They are also our friends and neighbors. They impact our lives for the better every day, and typically with no recognition or fanfare.”

To show our appreciation, all local first responders have been invited to a barbeque picnic hosted by Coliseum Health System held on the front lawn of Coliseum Northside Hospital, Wednesday, September 10th from 11:00am – 6:00pm. At noon, Bibb County Commissioner, Gary Bechtel, and Coliseum Northside Hospital CEO, Steve Daugherty, will make a short presentation to our first responders. Throughout the day, the honorees will be treated to barbeque cooked by Coliseum’s very own Chief Financial Officer, Heath King, while enjoying the good company of their coworkers.

Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet and vote on a name for the new TeleStroke robot at Coliseum Northside Hospital. The TeleStroke robot will begin interacting with stroke patients in the Emergency Room beginning September 17th. With this new technology in place at the Coliseum Northside Hospital ER, patients exhibiting signs of a stroke will be seen by a highly qualified stroke neurologist. Using the robot, the neuro specialist will be able to diagnose and quickly determine a treatment plan based on the data and information relayed from the emergency department staff and the neurologist’s own observations.

photo of Special Invitation for the Media