Third quarter SAMMY luncheon recognizes eight

SAMC announced eight SAMMY nominees at the quarterly SAMMY 4132SAMMYGroup310x153 luncheon on July 15. The luncheon is held in the W.G. "Guy" Hardwick board room in honor of each quarter's SAMMY nominees.

Ron Owen, CEO, offered his comments of gratitude for the group's outstanding service to SAMC and the community. "Each of you exemplify what it means to live our Service Essentials not only here at SAMC, but in your lives outside the hospital. We want you to know how much we appreciate your commitment to service," Owen said.

The group is now eligible to receive SAMC's annual SAMMY award in October.

From left: Patsy Culverson, Patient Navigator; Pam DeFloran, Surgery; Rick McGowan, Design and Construction; Sharon Bidwell, Rehabilitation Services; Vivian Bennett, 5-East/Urology; Judy Bundy, Enterprise Sleep Clinic; Vanessa Brown, Behavioral Health; Peggy Givens, 3-Central/Pediatrics.

Rehabilitation Services to offer athletic performance program

SAMC's Outpatient Rehabilitation and Living Well Fitness Center are working together to offer therapy and training sessions71706AthleticEnhancement310x153 for athletes.

The sessions are designed to increase performance and reduce injuries for area athletes ages 15 and up. Ryan York, DPT, will oversee therapy sessions while Kaylon Harrell, BSEP, will provide sport specific training sessions.

"This is for any athlete age 15 and older who wants to increase their performance," said Anthony Eubanks, director, Physical Therapy. "Our doctors of Physical Therapy have backgrounds in sports medicine, orthopedic rehabilitation and a passion for competitive athletics."

Each athlete is assessed individually to provide a number of unique services.
Services include:
• Treatment of both acute and recurring sports injuries.
• Improvement of performance through connective and muscular tissue release and care.
• Movement analysis to discover faults that cause weakness and chronic problems.
• Specific dry needling and taping techniques to provide support and increase performance.
• Certified USA weightlifiting coach to train in Crossfit/Olympic movements including snatch and clean & jerk.
• Focus on sport-specific enhancements for all sports.
• Speed, agility, strenth & conditioning, and plyometrics training.

In the photo, Kaylon Harrell, BSEP, fitness specialist/trainer for Rehabilitation Services, works out with athletic performance enhancement client Troy Griggs, an Ashford native who plays defensive back for the Concordia College Hornets in Selma.

NeuroSpine hosts Kids' Bike Safety Day

The physicians at NeuroSpine organized a Kids' Bike Safety Day on August 1 in observation of Neurosurgery Outreach Month in August. 2029BikeSafety310x153 The event was at the SAMC West Parking Deck. Kids who participate received a complimentary bike helmet and fitting. A variety of activities were available for all participants including a drawing for three free kids' bikes.