June 2, 2015

Providence Hospitals part of team that saves former Columbia Mayor

In April, former Columbia Mayor Bob Coble fell ill at the South Carolina Statehouse, where a volunteer doctor and two nurses identified the episode as a heart attack and immediately worked to stabilize him. After transport to Providence Hospitals, Mayor Coble received a four-way bypass performed by Edward "Mac" Leppard, M.D., and the Providence team.

Because the media had many questions about Coble’s condition and procedures during his recovery, Providence Hospitals hosted a press conference on May 27 to discuss his condition and treatment. Mayor Coble’s son, Daniel, expressed deep gratitude for the care and attention given to both his father and family. Mayor Coble shared his appreciation of the care he received from the staff from Providence Hospitals and Statehouse volunteers, as well. 

Bob Coble served as mayor of Columbia for 20 years before retiring in 2010.

Pictured at the media event are Dr. Edward "Mac" Leppard and statehouse nurses Betsy Hossenlopp and Cicely Jenkins. Click here to see a full album of the event.

Providence Hospitals is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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