FACES AND PLACES: Cason joins Coliseum Medical Centers

Amy Cason is the assistant chief nursing officer at Coliseum Medical Centers. She served as the chief executive officer and chief nursing officer for Southwest Georgia Regional Medical Center in Cuthbert. She has been a registered nurse for 24 years. She has also served in several nursing leadership roles at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany.

She has an associate degree in nursing at Darton College in Albany and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Regis University in Denver. She also has master’s degrees in both nursing and business administration from Thomas University in Thomasville.Middle Georgia State College honored three members of its faculty.

Jeffrey Mohr, assistant professor of biology, received the Excellence in Teaching award. He joined Middle Georgia State in 2011. He is a herpetologist by training and has published articles related to his field.

Matt Jennings, associate professor of history, received the Excellence in Scholarship award. He joined Middle Georgia State in 2007. His work has focused on early Native American history and violence, and he has written three books since 2011.

Sheree Keith, associate professor of communication studies, received the Excellence in Service award. She joined Middle Georgia State in 2006, and she has served as co-advisor to the student newspaper, The Statement. She has organized several off-campus student learning trips and has served as adviser to the MGA Gay Straight Alliance. She also is faculty adviser for the MGA chapter of Young Democrats.

Georgia Power’s Wicker retires; Brown takes VP role

Georgia Power has announced the retirement of Thomas Wicker, currently serving as vice president of the company’s central region.

Wicker has been replaced by Daryl Brown as of April 1.

In his new role, Brown will be responsible for power delivery, engineering, customer service, sales, economic and community development and external relations.

The 26-county area includes the cities of Macon, Dublin, Hawkinsville, Milledgeville, Perry and Vidalia.

Houston Medical Center recognized by March of Dimes

Houston Medical Center has been awarded Georgia’s 39 Weeks recognition banner from the March of Dimes for reducing the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy.

This quality improvement program, sponsored by the March of Dimes, Georgia Department of Public Health, Georgia Hospital Association and Georgia Obstetrical and Gynecological Society, asks all obstetric hospitals in Georgia to sign a pledge to implement firm policies to reduce early elective deliveries and support ongoing efforts to reduce Georgia’s infant mortality rate

In order to receive banner recognition, hospitals have to have clear policies in place to prevent early elective deliveries, plus demonstrate data that shows their rate is 5 percent or less.

Fernandez joins Four Seasons

Four Seasons of Georgia, a Macon-based landscape design company, hired Joey Fernandez to join its team. He will be responsible for construction and maintenance operations for the company. He brings more than 20 years of landscape design experience.

Four Seasons of Georgia was founded in 2012 and offers services within a 50-mile radius of Macon.