Sexton speaks at Sweet Tea Society gathering

Pulmonologist Marvin Sexton, MD (right), spoke to an interested audience 2345SextonSweetTea310x153 of more than 100 at last week’s Sweet Tea Society event.

Dr. Sexton addressed two traps that keep women from being healthy: stress and lack of sleep. He identified causes of stress and then outlined ways to either reduce or deal with the stress that women face on a daily basis. He also discussed the value of a good night’s sleep and how it can relieve stress.

Dr. Sexton spoke further about the stages of sleep and common sleep problems. He suggested ways to improve the quality of sleep, including having a sleep study done at SAMC’s Sleep Disorders Center.

Sweet Tea Society events will resume in the fall.

Aman receives oncology certification

Jessica Aman, RN, Outpatient Chemotherapy, recently passed the oncology 2384AmanJessica310x153 certification exam, joining three other oncology certified nurses on staff.

Aman was tested in 9 areas pertaining to oncology: health promotion, screening & detection, basics of carcinogenicity and immunology, treatment modalities,
symptom management, phsychosocial dimensions of care, oncologic emergencies, survivorship, palliative & end of life care, and professional performance.

Oncology certification ensures that the professional nurse has both specialized knowledge and experience in the oncology setting, thereby ensuring excellence in quality and safe care to the oncology population.

Aman joins RN’s Diane Buntyn, Melissa Owens, Donna Yost, Cindy Tanton and Cindy Partin as oncology certified nurses.

2nd quarter SAMMY nominees announced

SAMC announced its second quarter SAMMY nominees at a luncheon April 22. The 1402SAMMYGroup310x153 luncheon, held in the W. G. "Guy" Hardwick board room, featured comments from Ron Owen, CEO and a reading of all seven nominees' SAMMY stories. "We're proud of all of you and we appreciate the example you set for the Medical Center family. You show us what it means to live our Service Essentials on a daily basis," Owen told the group.

This quarter's nominees are now eligible to receive SAMC's annual SAMMY award in October.

From left: John Purdue, Surgery; Kevin Sheppard, In-House Construction; Katie Miller, Information Systems; Pam Gordon, Surgery; Jermal Powell, 7-East/Cardiovascular; Rhonda Johnson, Security; Anthony Kadenzy, Rehabilitation Services.