BlazeSports America recognizes Martin
BlazeSports America honored those in Georgia who have made a significant impact through adaptive sport and recreation at its Triumph of the Human Spirit Awards held earlier this month. Among the 20 awards given during the evening, Bibb County resident Phil Martin was honored.
In 1980, Martin founded Adaptive Aquatics, a nonprofit water sports organization. For the past 30 years, he has volunteered his time at Lake Tobesofkee coaching and mentoring countless people with physical disabilities to experience the joys of adaptive water sports who might never have had the opportunity otherwise.
Mayne named senior vice president of Helms College
Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia and the CSRA announced that Kevin M.R. Mayne has been named senior vice president of Helms College.
In his role, Mayne oversees admissions, student services and financial aid, along with marketing and communications, volunteer services and development for Goodwill.
He most recently served as vice president of enrollment management and global strategies with Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Bibb County physicians attend state meeting
Fifteen physicians represented Bibb County Medical Society at the Medical Association of Georgia's House of Delegates in Savannah recently.
Michael Greene was re-elected AMA delegate, and Billie Jackson was re-elected AMA alternate delegate. Madalyn Davidoff moved into the role of MAG first vice president. Malcolm Moore served as chair of reference Committee C, legislative; John Rogers was vice-chair of reference committee constitution and bylaws; and Darl Rantz served on reference Committee A, health care policy.
The Medical Center, Navicent Health, achieves accreditation in bariatrics
The Medical Center, Navicent Health, has achieved national accreditation from the American College of Surgeons' Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program. Accreditation demonstrates the hospital meets and exceeds national quality standards established to ensure safe, high-quality bariatric care. MCNH has offered the service through the Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, Navicent Health, since 2013.
Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital earn recognition from The Joint Commission
Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital announced that both hospitals have been recognized as a 2014 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S. Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital were recognized as part of The Joint Commission's 2015 annual report "America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety," for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. Coliseum Medical Centers for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care and Coliseum Northside Hospital for surgical care and venous thromboembolism.
Coliseum Medical Centers and Coliseum Northside Hospital are among only 1,043 hospitals out of more than 3,300 eligible hospitals in the United States to achieve the 2014 Top Performer distinction.
This is the third consecutive year Coliseum Medical Centers has been recognized as a Top Performer.
Clark wins Lifetime Achievement Award
The Children's Hospital, Navicent Health Pediatric Intensivist Lowell Clark was awarded the prestigious Georgia Hospital Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the Georgia Hospital Association's annual meeting recently.
Clark, who was the only individual statewide to receive the award, was recognized for his work in transforming the care of pediatric patients during the past 37 years.
Clark began his career as the second physician hired by Navicent Health in 1978. When he began working at the hospital, it had a small neonatal intensive care unit. In 1987, Clark, along with 23 other local pediatricians, signed a charter dedicating The Children's Hospital, creating a unit designated for children that was not shared with adult patients.
In 1991, he led the effort to establish a separate pediatric ICU at the hospital, currently the only one serving Middle and south Georgia and in 1997, Clark helped establish the Crescent House, one of the first advocacy centers in the state designed to meet the needs of children who are victims of suspected abuse.
-- Angela Woolen