SAMC celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Keitha Madrie, RN, SAMC lactation consultant, (far left) poses with a 5436BreastfeedingMoms310x153 group of breastfeeding moms. They are part of SAMC's breastfeeding support group, which meets the first and third Tuesday each month in the Women's Center second floor classroom. The group was celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, held annually during the first week of August. The goal of the week is to provide information about the benefits of breastfeeding. Along with Madrie, who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, SAMC has 13 RN's who are certified lactation counselors. In addition, all nurses and patient care technicians in the Family Birth Center are trained to assist families with breastfeeding. For more information on breastfeeding, contact Madrie at (334) 793-8190.

Nurses present poster

RN's Ann Spradley and Jan Wynn presented a poster on SAMC's Geriatric 5407JanWynnAnnSpradleyPoster310x153 Fracture Program at the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses' annual conference on June 8 in Raleigh, NC.

Men's Health Fair 2014

Men, this is a great time to take charge of your health. Join us at the 2014 Men's Health Fair. A simple MensHealth310x153 blood draw and other tests may help you avoid serious health issues in the future. And, it's FREE. The event is Saturday, August 2 from 8011 a.m. at the Dothan Civic Center.

Take advantage of these free, non-fasting screenings:

  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Testosterone level
  • Cholesterol and thyroid
  • Glucose
  • Stroke assessment
  • Vision testing
  • Blood pressure
  • COPD/asthma
  • Height/weight/body fat analysis

Screenings are provided by representatives from SAMC, the Houston County Health Department and US-Too Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank.