AMEC students training at SAMC

Eight third year osteopathic medical students are starting their clinical 5391AMECStudentGroup310x153 rotations at SAMC. The Alabama Medical Education Consortium (AMEC) students are, front row, from left:  Cailin McDeed, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mallory Kimsey, Nova; Jennifer Reppucci, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, Ga. campus (GA-PCOM); and Krelin Naidu, GA-PCOM; back row: Alok Shrestha, GA-PCOM; Michael Nellamattathil, GA-PCOM; Craig Oliver, GA-PCOM; and Fortune Ojeanor, GA-PCOM.

Patient Care Connect representatives on WTVY’s Live at Lunch

Joyce Pybus (center) and Patsy Culverson, patient navigators from 5385BuddyCheckFour310x153 SAMC's Patient Care Connect Navigation Team, visited live on the air last Monday with WTVY's Devon Sellers (left). The two were interviewed during a recent broadcast of Live at Lunch from the SAMC campus about services offered through Patient Care Connect. They outlined how recently diagnosed cancer patients age 65+ could benefit from the program. Patient Care Connect's goal is to provide support and education to every cancer patient age 65 and older at SAMC. Navigators provide knowledge, coordination and focus in order to help patients make the right decisions at the right time regarding their care.

Pain Awareness Month

Members of the Southeast Pain Management team at SAMC recently PainAwarenessMonth2014310x153 went to Montgomery for a Governor's proclamation, acknowledging September as Pain Awareness Month. Looking on as Gov. Robert Bentley signs the proclamation are (from left): Betsey Keyton, RN, quality clinical compliance coordinator External Division; Sonya Jordan, marketing specialist; Gisela Tellis, registration representative; and Connie Parrish, director of External Clinics Division and administrator.