Aman receives oncology certification

Jessica Aman, RN, Outpatient Chemotherapy, recently passed the oncology 2384AmanJessica310x153 certification exam, joining three other oncology certified nurses on staff.

Aman was tested in 9 areas pertaining to oncology: health promotion, screening & detection, basics of carcinogenicity and immunology, treatment modalities,
symptom management, phsychosocial dimensions of care, oncologic emergencies, survivorship, palliative & end of life care, and professional performance.

Oncology certification ensures that the professional nurse has both specialized knowledge and experience in the oncology setting, thereby ensuring excellence in quality and safe care to the oncology population.

Aman joins RN’s Diane Buntyn, Melissa Owens, Donna Yost, Cindy Tanton and Cindy Partin as oncology certified nurses.

2nd quarter SAMMY nominees announced

SAMC announced its second quarter SAMMY nominees at a luncheon April 22. The 1402SAMMYGroup310x153 luncheon, held in the W. G. "Guy" Hardwick board room, featured comments from Ron Owen, CEO and a reading of all seven nominees' SAMMY stories. "We're proud of all of you and we appreciate the example you set for the Medical Center family. You show us what it means to live our Service Essentials on a daily basis," Owen told the group.

This quarter's nominees are now eligible to receive SAMC's annual SAMMY award in October.

From left: John Purdue, Surgery; Kevin Sheppard, In-House Construction; Katie Miller, Information Systems; Pam Gordon, Surgery; Jermal Powell, 7-East/Cardiovascular; Rhonda Johnson, Security; Anthony Kadenzy, Rehabilitation Services.

Women's Center director honored by state

Tammy Smith, RN, division director, Women's Center, received a certificate from the 8950TammySmith310x153 Alabama Office of Women's Health (OWH) in recognition of her five years of service on its steering committee.

Created by an act of the state legislature, the OWH is an advocate for women's health issues within the state. The Alabama Hospital Association appoints three members to serve on the OWH steering committee; Smith was nominated in 2009 by SAMC CEO Ron Owen for a two year term. Smith was asked to continue her service at the expiration of her first term.