Allen Golson, chief executive officer for Coliseum Health System, said Monday he has accepted a promotion to another hospital system owned by Hospital Corporation of America in Ocala, Fla.
Golson, 55, said his last day at the Coliseum is Feb. 9 and that he’ll start his new post as chief executive officer for Ocala Health System on Feb. 20.
The system includes Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility in Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital in West Marion County.
Golson, who has been with HCA for about 24 years, said while he and his wife have been happy in Macon and at the Coliseum, the new post is a good career move. He characterized the new job as a promotion.
He said the two hospital systems here and in Ocala are of similar size.
Golson has served as CEO of Coliseum Health System since April 2005. The system includes Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital and Coliseum Psychiatric Center.
He has more than 30 years of experience in public and private hospitals. He previously served as CEO of Palmyra Medical Centers in Albany.
Golson currently serves on the board of trustees for the Georgia Hospital Association, or GHA.
He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, or ACHE. He is also a longtime Rotarian.
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