Men's Health Fair 2014

Men, this is a great time to take charge of your health. Join us at the 2014 Men's Health Fair. A simple MensHealth310x153 blood draw and other tests may help you avoid serious health issues in the future. And, it's FREE. The event is Saturday, August 2 from 8011 a.m. at the Dothan Civic Center.

Take advantage of these free, non-fasting screenings:

  • Prostate Specific Antigen
  • Testosterone level
  • Cholesterol and thyroid
  • Glucose
  • Stroke assessment
  • Vision testing
  • Blood pressure
  • COPD/asthma
  • Height/weight/body fat analysis

Screenings are provided by representatives from SAMC, the Houston County Health Department and US-Too Prostate Cancer Support Group.

Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank.

SAMC Patient Portal

SAMC's new Patient Portal, available through the hospital's website, improves patient satisfaction0705PatientPortal310x153 by allowing patients to see a summary of care from their recent hospital stay. In the photo, Elondra Boykin, Outpatient Registration, gives a brochure to a patient and explains SAMC's new Patient Portal on the web. The web Portal provides easy access to their patient records, including lab results and a list of medications. After discharge, patients will receive an email from SAMC with a link to set up an account on the Portal where records are stored and maintained in a secure setting. The Portal will only be populated with information after July 1. Patients who sign in after discharge will get their names entered into a drawing for a free iPad.

Hammitte honored for Healing Hands

The SAMC Foundation recently pinned Healing Hands recipient Lisa Hammitte of the 60107HealingHandsLisaHammitte310x153 SAMC Anesthesia department. Hammitte, chief Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at SAMC, received two separate Healing Hands tribute gifts from patients during the month of June.

Healing Hands is a special tribute opportunity with the Foundation's Grateful Patient program. It provides patients and their families and friends with a unique way to say thank you and honor a caregiver for the exemplary care they provided. Lisa can proudly wear two Healing Hands lapel pins as a lasting reminder of her caring spirit and the donor's tribute gift.

Meghan Woodham, SAMC Foundation, right, presents a Healing Hands certificate to Lisa Hammitte, CRNA.