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Coliseum Health System Appoints Charles Briscoe As Chief Executive Officer

Coliseum Health System, an affiliate of HCA, announces the appointment of Charles Briscoe, FACHE, to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2012. Briscoe began his healthcare career as an Associate Administrator at Coliseum Medical Center over 14 years ago. Since that time, Charles has served HCA in multiple roles with the most recent as Chief Executive Officer of HCA's Lake City Medical Center in Lake City, Florida. His prior experience also includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.

"Returning to Macon to serve as CEO of Coliseum Health System represents an outstanding personal and professional opportunity for me and my family," said Briscoe. "I look forward to joining the Coliseum Health System team, working collaboratively with the medical staff to meet the needs of our patients, and becoming actively involved in the community."

Briscoe received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration as well as a Master of Health Administration from Georgia State University. He, his wife, and their two children look forward to their move to Macon.

"We are fortunate to bring Charles back to Macon. His past experience in the area and knowledge of the healthcare community will be tremendous assets to Coliseum Health System," said Michael P. Joyce, FACHE, President, HCA North Florida Division. "This is an important time for Coliseum, and Charles will be instrumental in leading the organization to continued future success."

Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Health System is comprised of Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health. Coliseum Health System has over 1350 employees and over 400 active physicians on the medical staff. The two medical/surgical campuses have a total of 361 beds, plus 60 beds in the Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health. The hospitals feature an expansive range of state-of-the-art services designed to meet the comprehensive medical needs of central Georgia. Both facilities include a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and diagnostic services. In addition, Coliseum Health System's breadth of care options includes specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Orthopaedic & Spine Institute, Coliseum Cancer Institute, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, Coliseum Advance Wound Healing Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery. The Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues. The services provided include inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as, a specialty program for senior adults.

Charles Briscoe
Charles Briscoe