Dancing Their Way to Better Care

Columbus Regional Health

Columbus Regional Health

Today I got to experience how great people can be. Columbus Regional Health named the Midtown Medical Center Pediatric Emergency Room lobby after the Auburn Dance Marathon. They did this because these groups of students have been raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the children’s department at MMC each year. This year they pledged to make a $500,000.00 donation.

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The Auburn Dance Marathon and Columbus Regional Health CEO.

The Auburn Dance Marathon and Columbus Regional Health’s Scott Hill.

This is such an incredible aid to Midtown Medical Center. This started as an organization of students who just wanted to do something more, and has grown to such a large event that raises so much money. It shows how a community can come together to make a difference in the world.

Columbus Regional Health put on a ceremony to thank the students of Auburn Dance Marathon for all their hard work and caring hearts. Our CEO, Ryan Chandler, and other important faculty came to the event to speak and say thanks. Afterwards, Dr. Zanga gave a tour of the Peds ER, and we provided refreshments and a presentation showcasing the previous work of the students.

Dr. Zanga starting the tour of the PEDs ER.

Dr. Zanga starting the tour of the PEDs ER.

It was so tremendous to meet these wonderful students, as well as the doctors and faculty that care so much about what they do.

Dr. Zanga and members of the AUDM in front of the new plaque in the lobby.

Dr. Zanga and members of the AUDM in front of the new plaque in the lobby.

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Staying Ahead with Technology

Columbus Regional Healthcare

Columbus Regional Healthcare

It’s been just another week at Columbus Regional Health. It seems that something is always going on-at any time of the day, or night.

This past week, I got to dab in a little bit of everything. There were the usual interviews, I got to write some press releases for upcoming events, and I got to meet an interesting, new addition to the Columbus Regional Health family.

The Robo-Courier on his way to pick up some lab specimens.

The Robo-Courier on his way to pick up some lab specimens.

Columbus Regional Health foundation recently made a generous donation to the pharmaceutical department at Midtown Medical Center. The technicians had to run back and forth, all over the hospital, transporting medicines, lab works, and other important material in between departments. Thanks to the generous donation from the Columbus Regional Health foundation, Midtown Medical Center now has one of the two Robo-Couriers in the state. This advancement has been a tremendous relief to the staff.

Lab technician placing items in the Robo-Courier to be delivered.

Lab technician placing items in the Robo-Courier to be delivered.

What is a Robo-Courier you ask? I said the same thing. He definitely turned out to be quite different than I imagined. The Robo-Courier was designed to fulfill the role of transporting specimens throughout a healthcare laboratory. This robot is designed to navigate through hallways, unlimited turns, and even through hectic hospital traffic. He steers around people and thanks to his sensor, he can navigate around unplanned obstacles. This little robot is already helping out so much.

Technician receiving a delivery from another laboratory.

Technician receiving a delivery from another laboratory.

The Marketing and PR department is excited to kickoff a contest of sorts to help name the Robo-Courier. It should be a thrilling way to bring acknowledgement, publicity, and excitement about the hospital’s new addition.

photo 2I am still so pleasantly surprised how much I’m enjoying my internship in the health field. Learning about and publicizing the people here for the amazing work that they do, as well as all the events that surround the hospital on a daily basis. And on this Monday morning as I reflect back to last week, I am filling my calendar with an abundant amount of interviews, health spotlights, job spotlights, ceremonies, ribbon cuttings, and even coordinating for short videos. Looks like it will be another great week!