New phone charging stations

The SAMC Foundation recently provided a grant for Information Systems to install 9401FoundationChargingStations310x153 charging stations in common areas of the hospital. This will allow visitors to charge their phones or other mobile devices. Charging stations are in the Oak Garden and Critical Care, Surgery and Emergency Department waiting areas. The stations will charge android and Apple devices, and will also accept USB cables. Up to 9 devices and 4 USB cables may be connected to the charger at once. In the photo, Melissa Pierce, Information Systems, installs a multiple phone charging station in the Critical Care waiting area.

Probate judge speaks at 2nd Cup of Coffee

Houston County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport spoke at the March meeting 9328SecondCupOfCoffeePatrickDavenport310x153 of the 2nd Cup of Coffee group, part of SAMC's Senior Discovery program. Davenport's topic was, "Where there's a will, there's a way." He elaborated on the need for legal planning prior to death in order to ensure that a person's estate is distributed according to their wishes.

Cornerstone graduates ten

Ten SAMC employees recently completed Cornerstone, the Medical Center's online leadership 9210CornerstoneGraduates310x153 training program. The group was recognized during a graduation ceremony at the Management Council meeting on Feb. 26.

Graduating from Cornerstone on Feb. 26 were, from left: Sheila Skipper, Med Net; Michelle Lisenby, Med Net; Connie Bonin, Med Net; Michelle Cochran, Advanced Home Medical Equipment; Reginald Jacobs, Nutrition/Food Services; Malinda Quattlebaum, Administration; Titus Jordan, Nutrition/Food Services; Nafeesah Solomon, Nutrition/Food Services; Lisa Eccles, Behavioral Health Services; Kerry Pettis, Southeast Family Healthcare.

Cornerstone is open to all SAMC employees. The program includes leadership
stories, situations and exams. A skill lab allows open group discussion about real life situations that require leadership solutions and problem solving principles.