Medical technology students set to graduate, return to SAMC as employees

In mid-July, medical technology students Aleeca Shaw and Sam Wilemon 3605LabStudentsWithAprilHatcher310x153 from Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM), completed their clinical training at SAMC. While at SAMC, the students received hands on instruction in laboratory techniques. Both will graduate from AUM in August and return to SAMC as employed clinical laboratory scientists.

Shea Campbell, director of Laboratory Medicine says, "These jobs are hard to fill and require a four year degree in Clinical Laboratory Science. We're excited to have (21782) two exceptional candidates from our affiliation with AUM." SAMC's lab has been affiliated with the AUM program for 20 years.

In the photo, April Hatcher, SAMC laboratory medical technologist and student liaison, demonstrates how to program a PSA dilution to graduating students Aleeca Shaw and Sam Wilemon.

Nurses attend disaster simulation course

Angela MacKay, RN, and Jan Wynn, RN attended an Advanced Regional Response Training Center (AARRTC) 950046AngelaMackayDeconGear310x153simulation training course in Mobile in June. The one day interactive "hands on" training focused on the clinical aspects of patient care related to disasters. In the photo, Mackay prepares to decontaminate a patient as part of her training.

Southeast Reference Services relocates

Southeast Reference Services (SRS) has relocated to Suite 105 in the 3494SoutheastReferenceLab310x153 Doctors Building. SRS offers regional physicians, clinics and other healthcare providers easy access to the extensive array of laboratory services. SRS offers more than1,200 automated laboratory tests which speeds testing times and reduces the risk of human error.