SARCOA sends $12,000 to SAMC

As a result of SAMC's partnership with the Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging (SARCOA)2124SARCOACheck310x153 to improve care transitions from the hospital to other settings, the hospital received a check for $12,000 to offset Information Technology connectivity fees. The grant was funded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP). The goals of the CCTP are to improve quality of care, reduce readmissions and document measurable savings to the Medicare program.

Nationally, there are 72 participating sites involved in the CCTP. SARCOA was identified by CMS as one of the top three in the nation, with readmission rates reduced by more than 8 percent. SAMC's Case Management department works closely with SARCOA to meet the goals of the CCTP using tools developed by our Information Systems department. In the photo, Lara McCall, RN, director, Case Management, presents the $12,000 check to Derek Miller, senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer.

SAMC participates in Michelin health fair

Representatives from SAMC's stroke/telemedicine team, the Women's Center Boutique, the Southeast Regional Screening Program 0760MichelinHealthFair310x153and the Comprehensive Breast Care Center attended a health and safety fair on August 1 and 8 at Michelin's US4 plant in Dothan. The fair was held for current and retired Michelin employees and their families. Michelin currently employs more than 700 people. In the photo, Connie Knight, Southeast Regional Screening Program, meets a Michelin employee.

Lunch and Learn

Brittany Davis, (standing) team leader, Living Well Fitness Center, recently spoke to employees at the Dothan Eagle RehabAtDothanEagle310x153during a Lunch & Learn session. Part of the Eagle’s wellness program, Davis’ talk dealt with weight management and included a healthy lunch for attendees.