Team pledges clean hands save lives

The SAMC Planning and Development team recently signed pledges to make hand washing an 1598PlanningDevelpmentHandwashingPledge310x153 essential part of their daily routine. While the department is not involved in direct patient care, they touch items daily which may be touched by patients, visitors and fellow employees. Shown presenting their pledge forms to Jan Wynn, RN, director, Orthopedics, are, from left: Donnie Campbell, Bobby Dickerson, Kevin Sheppard, Ashley Knight, Lee Peacock, Mark Jernigan, Doug Phillips, Jim McNemar, Rick McGowan, James Cobb, Blake Kirkland, Rickey McBryar, Jack Scobie, Marcy Hill, Danny Lewis, Bobby Peters, James Baxley, Ben Finch and Bill Jones.

Medical Center Barbour to offer digital mammography

Digital mammography technology will soon be available at MCB, thanks to community gifts and grants received 1178MCBMammo310x153 via the Medical Center Barbour Fund in partnership with the SAMC Foundation. In addition to gifts of all sizes from 266 donors, the Alabama Power Foundation provided a grant of $50,000 in support of the digital mammography project. Richard Hutto, far right, Alabama Power Southeast Division vice president, presents a check to MCB Chief Executive Officer Ralph Clark while Eufaula mayor Jack Tibbs and MCB Fund Advisory Council member Jay Jaxon look on.

Ebola preparedness

In recent weeks, SAMC has taken steps to prepare for a potential Ebola patient. Here, Joseph 0979EbolaWalkthrough310x153 McNeal, RN, clinical coordinator, Emergency Department, sprays Nate Henry, RN, Emergency Department, with a simulated 10 percent bleach solution during an Ebola patient walkthrough in the ED. A similar walkthrough took place recently in CCU II, and a housewide Ebola drill is planned for early November.