Pich selected as WCC alumnus of the year

SAMC emergency physician Frederick A. Pich, III, DO, (right) was PichWallaceCollege310x153 named 2015 Wallace Community College-Dothan alumnus of the year. This award was established to recognize individuals who have gained distinction through their professional and/or personal accomplishments and who have used their experience to make a difference in the lives of others. With Pich are Jack Hawkins, Jr., Ph.D., chancellor of Troy University and Dr. Linda C. Young, Ed.D., president of Wallace Community College.

Medical technology students set to graduate, return to SAMC as employees

In mid-July, medical technology students Aleeca Shaw and Sam Wilemon 3605LabStudentsWithAprilHatcher310x153 from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), completed their clinical training at SAMC. While at SAMC, the students received hands on instruction in laboratory techniques. Both will graduate from AUM in August and return to SAMC as employed clinical laboratory scientists.

Shea Campbell, director of Laboratory Medicine says, "These jobs are hard to fill and require a four year degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. We're excited to have (21782) two exceptional candidates from our affiliation with AUM." SAMC's lab has been affiliated with the AUM program for 20 years.

In the photo, April Hatcher, SAMC laboratory medical technologist and student liaison, demonstrates how to program a PSA dilution to graduating students Aleeca Shaw and Sam Wilemon.

Nurses attend disaster simulation course

Angela MacKay, RN, and Jan Wynn, RN attended an Advanced Regional Response Training Center (AARRTC) 950046AngelaMackayDeconGear310x153simulation training course in Mobile in June. The one day interactive "hands on" training focused on the clinical aspects of patient care related to disasters. In the photo, Mackay prepares to decontaminate a patient as part of her training.