SAMC honors outstanding Adopt-A-School Students

SAMC held an annual luncheon to honor straight-A students from 2372CarverStudents310x153 Adopt-A-School partner Carver Magnet School. More than sixty students along with a parent enjoyed a meal and special presentations from SAMC personnel.
Eight of the students attending have a parent who works at SAMC. Front row, from left: Emily Sellers, daughter of Shonda Meigs, Southeast Alabama Maternity Care Program; Riga Patel, daughter of Praful Patel, MD; Addison Reynolds, daughter of Emmie Reynolds, Occupational Therapy; Harrison Holman, son of Robin Holman, Retail Services. Back row: Michael Sullivan, son of Sherry Sullivan, Physical Therapy; Seth Hubbard, son of Michelle Hubbard, Presurgical Testing; Kakecia Davis, daughter of Paulette Stoddart, sitter; Wen Zhang, son of Cari Zhang, 7-East Cardiovascular.

Teenage Volunteers receive scholarships

Pictured with Volunteer director Jamie Weeks (far left) and TAV Advisory 2015TAVScholarshipWinners310x153 Council member Bruce McNeal (far right), the 2015 Teenage Volunteer scholarship recipients are: Jeb Myers, receiving $3,450; Sherell Brown, receiving $2,375; Juhi Shah, receiving $4,100; and Elizabeth Stewart, receiving $3,050. Most of the money raised for TAV scholarships comes from fundraisers the TAVs do within the hospital. “We really appreciate SAMC employees supporting the TAV fundraisers because it is a tremendous help in rasing funds to increase the amount of scholarship money available to our teenagers,” Weeks said. This year the TAVs had 3 bake sales, a lollipop sale and a hot dog sale.

Sexton speaks at Sweet Tea Society gathering

Pulmonologist Marvin Sexton, MD (right), spoke to an interested audience 2345SextonSweetTea310x153 of more than 100 at last week’s Sweet Tea Society event.

Dr. Sexton addressed two traps that keep women from being healthy: stress and lack of sleep. He identified causes of stress and then outlined ways to either reduce or deal with the stress that women face on a daily basis. He also discussed the value of a good night’s sleep and how it can relieve stress.

Dr. Sexton spoke further about the stages of sleep and common sleep problems. He suggested ways to improve the quality of sleep, including having a sleep study done at SAMC’s Sleep Disorders Center.

Sweet Tea Society events will resume in the fall.