Luncheon planned for retired SAMC employees

SAMC is hosting a luncheon for retired SAMC employees on Wednesday, March 25 from noon —1:30 p.m. in the 7th floor conference room. CEO Ron Owen will serve as keynote speaker.

Owen's 'State of the Union' address will cover recent SAMC accomplishments, current projects, and future improvements. The luncheon will allow former employees an opportunity to stay connected with one another and become better informed on the hospital's current events.

Retired SAMC employees in attendance will be served by Management Council and will receive information about various hospital groups such as our Silver Sneakers program at Living Well Fitness and Senior Discovery. Additionally, the luncheon will serve to recruit hospital volunteers. Organizers of the retiree luncheon hope to make this an annual event. SAMC retirees are asked to RSVP to Human Resources at 334-793-8001 by March 11.

Davenport to speak at 2nd Cup of Coffee event

Houston County Probate Judge Patrick Davenport will be the featured speaker at the next 2nd Cup of Coffee event on March 11. He will speak on "Where there's a WILL, there's a way."

Part of SAMC's Senior Discovery program, 2nd Cup of Coffee meets the second Wednesday each month from 9:30—11 a.m. in the Terrace Cafeteria. Programs include games, fellowship and health related presentations. Membership is free with Senior discovery membership.

SAMC receives preliminary stroke accreditation

SAMC recently received preliminary notification that it had passed a Primary Stroke survey with 9056StrokeSurvey310x153 new accreditation partner, DNV-GL. Surveyor Mary Margaret Wilberg, RN, told the stroke team that although she didn't have the authority to let SAMC know it passed the survey, she believed the Medical Center did and said "I think you'll be joining the club and that is a wonderful thing."

Wilberg made note of the enthusiasm and passion of the SAMC stroke team, stating that the SAMC staff does a great job of looking out for the best interests of its patients. She also said SAMC's triggers for stroke rehab make a lot of sense and she plans to share those with other hospitals around the country. SAMC will receive official notification that we passed in mid March.

In the photo, Mike Williams, administrative director, Radiology, leads a presentation outlining SAMC's overall stroke care effort at the beginning of our recent primary stroke accreditation survey.