• Neurosurgery

    The NeuroSpine Center is a unique specialty clinic with highly trained physicians treating brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions. A normal, active lifestyle can be regained with modern neurosurgery methods. Read More
  • Women's Services

    Many of our women's health services, including classes, women's imaging, lactation services and the Family Birth Center, are conveniently grouped in the Women's Center, a four-story building located on the SAMC campus. Read More
  • Southeast Cancer Center

    A Commission on Cancer approved program, Southeast Cancer Center provides compassionate care for more than 800 newly diagnosed patients each year and cancer patients with ongoing treatment needs. Read More
  • Pain Management

    The Southeast Pain Management Center is a state-of-the-art clinic staffed by physicians board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. We partner with other physicians with an emphasis on wellness. Read More
  • Behavioral Health Services

    SAMC offers a comprehensive array of mental health services, supported by board certified, highly-qualified, private practice, and staff psychiatrists as well as nurses, social workers, psychologists and other clinical specialists. Read More
  • Heart & Vascular

    SAMC has the strongest cardiac care program in the region, ranked in the top 10 percent nationally in patient safety in heart attack treatment and major cardiac, interventional coronary and vascular care. Read More
  • Orthopedic Services

    Our orthopedic program has a strong reputation of providing specialized orthopedic and rehabilitation services for patients of all ages. We offer a specialized program for older patients who suffer fractures from falls. Read More
  • Wound Care Center

    The Wound Care Center offers state-of-the-art outpatient clinical wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We specialize in advanced wound care using a variety of treatments, therapies and support services. Read More
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News

Dec 02 2014

Knowing that clean hands save lives, SAMC launched a new hand washing campaign. 2665RonCharlieHandwashingPledge310x153 Hospital employees signed pledges to make hand washing an essential part of their daily routine. This includes departments not involved in direct patient care. All SAMC employees touch items daily which may be touched by patients, visitors and employees involved in direct patient care.

Hand washing is the single most powerful defense against acquiring or spreading infections. Although germs are spread through the air, they are most easily spread through hand contact. Hospital policy is to use alcohol-based hand sanitizers going in and out of every patient's room.

When your hands do not appear dirty, use hand sanitizer. How should you use alcohol based hand sanitizer?

  • Apply product to palm of hand.
  • Rub hands together. Completely cover all surfaces of hands and fingers and rub until dry.
  • Remember, do NOT use a paper towel to dry hands when using an alcohol based sanitizer.

When your hands are visibly dirty, use soap and water. How should you wash with soap and water?

  • Wet hands using warm water.
  • Apply soap, then lather and scrub for 20 seconds, especially between fingers and around knuckles and nails.
  • Rinse hands under running water.
  • Dry hands using paper towels.
  • Remember to use a paper towel to turn off the faucet and to open door handles to exit.

In the photo, Chief Executive Officer Ronald S. Owen, left, and Chief Operating Officer Charlie Brannen trace their hands during a hospital wide hand washing initiative. The two administrators joined hundreds of fellow employees in pledging to be more diligent in hand washing. The pledge forms are on display outside the hospital's Terrace Cafeteria.