ACOM staffer publishes novel


ACOM Staffer publishes novel

ACOM Staffer, Fred Helms, Ed.D., has published a medical suspense novel called Heart and Soul.

Foundation honors Healing Hands recipients

Meghan Woodham, center, of the SAMC Foundation recently pinned Healing Hands recipients Kay FoundationHealingHands310x153 Manley, LPN (left) & Tracy Henderson, RN, both of Same Day Surgery.

Healing Hands, a special tribute opportunity within the Medical Center Foundation's Grateful Patient program, provides patients and their families and friends with a unique way to say thank you for the exemplary care they received at SAMC by honoring someone who made an impression during their hospital experience.

A gift of any amount may become a Healing Hands tribute gift in honor of a doctor, nurse, other caregiver, or support team member who had a special impact during someone's hospital experience. Without specifying the amount, the Foundation will recognize the Healing Hands recipient with a certificate and custom design lapel pin for them to proudly wear.

When a donation is made in honor of a caregiver, SAMC Foundation presents the recipient with a Healing Hands recognition pin as a lasting reminder of their caring spirit and the donor's tribute gift.

A healthy relationship

SAMC and Troy Regional Medical Center (TRMC) announced on June 25 a new clinical affiliation5024TroyAffiliation310x153 to collaborate on healthcare delivery and increase access to clinical specialties not currently available in Pike County. Both organizations remain independent and locally governed.

"The strength of this affiliation will help continue the delivery of quality healthcare to the communities we serve," said Teresa Grimes, TRMC CEO.
"Both hospitals are not-for-profit hospitals with a mission to meet the needs of the communities. Working together means more healthcare options and more convenience to medical specialties at Troy Regional Medical Center," said Sherrill Crowe, chairman of the Troy Hospital Health Care Authority.

Currently, two SAMC owned medical groups, NeuroSpine Center and Dothan Urological Associates have offices on the TRMC campus in Troy. The Troy hospital is also a member of the SAMC Stroke Network which supplies hospitals with teleneurology technology for the diagnosis of stroke and early treatment. The stroke network also includes the hospitals in Opp, Eufaula, and Ozark.

The new agreement between SAMC and TRMC will begin with a series of planning sessions between physicians and management from both hospitals.
"The hospitals' management and respective medical staffs will collaborate to meet the needs of patients in the region. This clinical affiliation is a catalyst to further each hospital's mission to provide accessible, reliable and quality healthcare for people in our communities," said Ronald S. Owen, SAMC CEO.