BBVA Compass Bank donation

BBVA Compass has made a gift totaling $50,000 to the SAMC Foundation. ACOM was 8177CompassBankPresentation310x153 presented a check for $25,000 as their share of the gift. The remaining $25,000 will be available to SAMC to assist with future programs and services.

The check was presented to the Foundation by retiring BBVA Compass President,   Steve McCarroll and Jeff Williams, president of the bank in the Dothan market.
Launched in 2006, the SAMC Foundation is dedicated to developing a strong base of philanthropic support to help SAMC and its affiliates provide quality healthcare and promote wellness.

The Foundation seeks and receives charitable gifts to help SAMC enhance services, build new facilities, provide medical education and ongoing training for healthcare professionals, fund cutting edge equipment and technology, and bring unique and specialized services to the regional community.

Blood Drive Jan. 29

January is Blood Donor Awareness Month. The next blood drive will be Wednesday, 1582BloodDrive310x153 Jan. 29 from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. in the Auditorium Conference Room. All blood donors will receive a T-shirt. Pictured above is Wendy Young, RN, Critical Care as she donates blood at a previous SAMC/LifeSouth blood drive.

LifeSouth suggests you eat iron-rich foods if you regularly have trouble with low hemoglobin levels: Blood bank regulations require screening of  every potential blood donor’s hemoglobin level.

Senior Driving Classes

Four driver safety classes for anyone age 50 and over will be offered in 2014. These classes are a 4303DrivingClasses310x153 refresher course for experienced drivers who got their drivers licenses 30-50 years ago.
Classes are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. The one-day course runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the 7th floor Conference Room of the Doctors Building.
To reserve your place, call 334-712-3336. Classes are scheduled for:
— February 4
— May 6
— August 26
— November 17