Faces and places

Fairview Park, Coliseum earn recognition

Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health in Macon have been recognized as 2013 Top Performer on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, an accreditor of health care organizations in the U.S.

The hospitals are two of 1,224 hospitals to achieve the distinction.

The program recognizes hospitals for improving performance on evidence-based interventions that increase the chances of healthy outcomes for patients with certain conditions, including heart attack, pneumonia, surgical care, stroke and perinatal care, as well as for inpatient psychiatric services and immunizations.

Fairview Park is one of only of 314 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past three consecutive years. Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health is one of only of 712 hospitals to achieve the Top Performer distinction for the past two consecutive years.

Coliseum Medical Centers honored by heart association

Coliseum Medical Centers received the Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association for the treatment of stroke patients for the fifth year in a row.

Coliseum Medical Centers earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures which include aggressive use of medications and risk-reduction therapies aimed at reducing death and disability and improving the lives of stroke patients.

Rebecca Cogburn wins Hospital Hero Award

Children’s Hospital, Navicent Health, pediatric intensive care unit director Rebecca Cogburn, RN, was awarded the Georgia Hospital Heroes Award at the Georgia Hospital Association’s annual meeting. Cogburn, who was one of only 10 individuals statewide to receive the award, was recognized for her role in the creation of Bo’s Camp, a bereavement camp for children and families.Cogburn was instrumental in the development of the hospital’s pediatric palliative care program. With the help of her supervisors and colleagues, she designed a camp that was family-centered instead of one that was only for children.

Geico promotes several employees

Geico announced promotions for five employees.

April Matheny and Lynette Williams have been promoted to Southeastern liability continuing unit managers. Matheny began her career in the Lakeland, Florida office in 1998 as a sales representative. Williams has been with Geico for 20 years with 16 years in management positions.

Anna Tripp, Tyvesha Brown and William Childress have been selected for the service supervisor preparation program.

Tripp began her career in 2012 as a glass claims representative before being promoted to a customer service counselor in January 2013. Brown started her career in the service department in 2003. Childress started his career in 2008 as a sales representative.

-- Angela Woolen