Flu Season Is Here

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A handshake spreads germs.
A fist bump can reduce the spread of the flu.

To help prevent the spred of flu germs, remember to wash your hands multiple times a day. The Centers For Disease Control & Prevention recommends washing vigorously with soap for 15 - 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers also kill flu germs.

For your health & your family's health, get a flu shot. SAMC reminds everyone that it’s not too late to get a flu shot to help reduce their chances of catching the wintertime malady. Flu symptoms include fever of more than 101 degrees which lasts 3-4 days, chest discomfort, aches and pains (often severe), headaches, tiredness, weakness lasting as long as 2-3 weeks, extreme exhaustion, coughs and sniffles.

Southeast Reference Services Now Open

Southeast Reference Services (SRS) recently opened at their new patient service center in 1477ReferenceLab310x153 Suite 106 on the first floor of the Doctors Building.

SRS offers physicians, clinics and other healthcare providers easy access to an extensive array of laboratory services, expertise and technology used by the SAMC lab in its daily operations. SRS offers more than 1,200 analytical tests for its customers. An automated process speeds testing times and reduces the risk of human error.

SRS customers enjoy shorter turnaround times relative to other commercial reference laboratories, which benefits the practitioner, the patient and the SAMC lab by keeping these tests local.

(PHOTO CAPTION) From left: April Kelly, SRS outreach manager, Jeff Shepard, laboratory director, and Mark Shertzer, MD, medical director, welcome guests at a recent open house. Seated are  Hunter Parrish and David Bryant of Information Systems, posing as patients for lab assistants Jakelia Jackson and Shalonda Melton.

6th Annual Sandi McCool-Champions of Hope resuts announced

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6th Annual Champions of Hope

The Southeast Alabama Medical Center (SAMC) Foundation held its annual Sandi McCool Champions of Hope event on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the campus of the new Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine.