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

Nursing leadership graduates

Five SAMC nursing directors recently attended and graduated from the Alabama State Nurses Association 6782NurseMgrs310x153 Leadership Academy. They also gave presentations at the 100th Annual State Nurses Convention. These leaders are: Tracy Glass, Critical Care; Jan Wynn, Two East; Tammy Smith, Family Birth Center; Cari Zhang, Seven East, and Melissa Lewis, Three East. Glass and Wynn presented educational/informational posters, while Lewis, Smith and Zhang presented oral studies during the convention. SAMC is proud of its nurse leaders.