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Medcen Foundation Partners with Museum of Arts and Sciences to Offer First Saturday

Collaboration Provides Free Museum Admission for Public on First Saturday of Each Month


MACON, GA (Tuesday, July 29, 2014) – The Medcen Community Health Foundation has collaborated with the Museum of Arts and Sciences to bring central Georgians First Saturday, a day of scavenger hunts, nature walks and hands-on activities. Thanks to Medcen's generous support, admission to the museum will be free to the public on the first Saturday of each month.


First Saturday will premier at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road in Macon, on Saturday, August 2 with a program on “Space and Robotics.” The event will showcase The Medical Center of Central Georgia's (MCCG's) Mazor Robotics Renaissance Guidance System, used for pediatric and adult spinal patients.


The Mazor Renaissance system was introduced at MCCG in May 2014 when pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Eric Lincoln, D.O. and orthopaedic surgeon William Dasher, M.D. successfully performed the first two minimally-invasive spine surgeries using the system. The surgical teams were pleased with the clinical results in the complex spinal deformity cases. The robotic system improves patient safety and patient outcomes by allowing the surgeon to safely place instrumentation and hardware in the spine. The increased accuracy improves patient outcomes by minimizing the risk of neurologic injuries. The Mazor Renaissance system also allows the surgeon to move more quickly, shortening the patient's time in surgery and potential blood loss.


“We are thrilled to collaborate with the Museum of Arts and Sciences to provide the community with First Saturdays. This is a wonderful educational opportunity that central Georgian's should take advantage of, and our hope is that, by viewing the Mazor Robotics Reinaissance Guidance System, our community will realize that the future is now,” said Dottie Houser, interim CEO of The Medcen Community Health Foundation.


MCCG and The Children's Hospital at MCCG utilize one of three Mazor robots in the state of Georgia and are two of only 35 hospitals in the U.S. to adopt this state-of-the-art technology. MCCG's Mazor system was funded through philanthropic contributions.