ACOM students begin clinical clerkships at SAMC

A group of 20 students from ACOM began their third year clinical 4227ACOMThirdYearStudentsOrient310x153 clerkships at SAMC in July. Over the next two years these students will receive hands-on training by SAMC physicians in emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology and more. There are approximately 130 third year ACOM students receiving similar training at core sites throughout the region.

Front row, from left: Jackie Mir, Anne Washofsky, Ankita Mahajan, Mike Wong, Jack Vibbert, Roger Thompson, Bennett Cho, Guy Hamilton and Bradford Riley.

Back row: Sean Godfrey, Zach Blackmon, Joseph Maguire, Troy Tyler, Mohamed Elramah, John Roberts, Gates Barry, Chris Perry, Ben Drake, Christian Park and Chris Hicks.

Foundation recognizes Sharon Black for outstanding service

Sharon Black, Environmental Services, was honored as the 2015 Sharon Black, Environmental Services, was honored as the 2015 Foundation Employee Advisory Board (FEAB) member of the year. The award was presented during last week’s Foundation Board of Trustees appreciation dinner. At the dinner, the Foundation gave out special recognition awards to individuals who go above and beyond in their support of the Foundation’s mission. The awards were chosen by the Foundation staff.   Black is a longtime supporter of the SAMC Foundation and became an employee campaign team manager two years ago. This is her first term of service on the FEAB.   “Sharon is an extremely active member of the FEAB and has led the charge in educating SAMC employees about the great purpose the Foundation serves,” said Valerie Barnes, executive director, SAMC Foundation. “Her passion for the Foundation is evident and she is always one of the first to step in and volunteer for any task.”  As team manager for EVS during last year’s Foundation employee campaign, she led one of the hospital’s largest support departments to become the highest percentage of participation at 67%. Black also contributed significantly to the engagement of 975 employees and total contributions of more than $176,000 during the 2015 campaign which concluded April 30.  Sharon Black, Environmental Services, SAMC Foundation’s FEAB member of the Year. She is celebrating 22 years of service to SAMC and currently serves as a supervisor in her department. Foundation Employee Advisory Board (FEAB) member of the year. The award was presented during last week's Foundation Board of Trustees appreciation dinner. At the dinner, the Foundation gave out special recognition awards to individuals who go above and beyond in their support of the Foundation's mission. The awards were chosen by the Foundation staff.

Black is a longtime supporter of the SAMC Foundation and became an employee campaign team manager two years ago. This is her first term of service on the FEAB.

"Sharon is an extremely active member of the FEAB and has led the charge in educating SAMC employees about the great purpose the Foundation serves," said Valerie Barnes, executive director, SAMC Foundation. "Her passion for the Foundation is evident and she is always one of the first to step in and volunteer for any task."

As team manager for EVS during last year's Foundation employee campaign, she led one of the hospital's largest support departments to become the highest percentage of participation at 67%. Black also contributed significantly to the engagement of 975 employees and total contributions of more than $176,000 during the 2015 campaign which concluded April 30.

She is celebrating 22 years of service to SAMC and currently serves as a supervisor in her department.

Todd receives diabetes education certification

Cheryl Todd, RN, BSC, CDE, recently passed the Certification Examination 3648CherylTodd310x153 for Diabetes Educators. A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health care professional with specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in diabetes education and care management. A CDE is certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition. Formal education and years of practical experience are required, in addition to a formal examination before a diabetes educator is certified.