Former Palmyra CEO Dies in Plane Crash

Press release from the issuing company

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Coliseum Health System Chief Executive Officer, P. Allen Golson, died in a tragic plane crash on Friday, January 27, 2012.  His plane was in route from Macon to Marion County, Florida. Mr. Golson had been with Coliseum Health System for seven years, moving to Macon in April 2005.

"This is tragic news for our HCA family, and it will take time and the support of each other to deal with this loss," stated Michael Joyce, President of HCA's North Florida Division which includes Coliseum Health System. "Allen was a true friend and a great leader who enjoyed life and dedicated himself to his work. He will be deeply missed."

Golson had over 30 years of experience in public and private hospital administration.  Prior to joining Coliseum, he served for nine years as CEO of Palmyra Medical Centers in Albany. He had been with HCA since 1986 serving in various administrative roles.

Golson graduated with his Bachelor of Science in HealthCare Management in 1981 from the University of Alabama, and has a Master of Business Administration at the Southeastern Institute of Technology in Huntsville, Alabama.

He was a Fellow in the American College of HealthCare, on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), and had been a Rotarian for more than 20 years. Mr. Golson is survived by his wife, Carol.