Leadership Dothan class visits SAMC

Bruce McNeal, director of Safety/Prehospital Provider Services, explains the function of an Automated 9160BruceMcNealLeadershipDothan310x153 External Defibrillator (AED) to a Leadership Dothan tour group on Thursday. The group was participating in Healthcare Day to gain a better understanding of what goes on in the healthcare industry. Class members were exposed to the healthcare technology used by hospital workers and also learned of advances in medicine, surgery and treatments available to patients at SAMC.

Crutchfield talks heart attack signs, symptoms

Hollie Crutchfield, DNP, CRNP of Hearts South, PC, discussed "You Can Mend A Broken Heart—signs 5170HollieCrutchfield2ndCupOfCoffee310x153 and symptoms of heart disease" at the February meeting of 2nd Cup of Coffee.

Part of our Senior Discovery program, 2nd Cup of Coffee meets the second Wednesday each month from 9:30–11 a.m. in the Terrace Cafeteria. 17233 Programs include games, fellowship and health related presentations.

Heart health awarness month activities begin

On Jan. 30, SAMC kicked off our month long emphasis on heart health with our annual 4776HeartMonthBalloonRelease310x153 press conference and balloon release to honor those who suffer or have suffered from heart disease. Cardiologist Darius Aliabadi, MD and cardiovascular surgeon Steven Johnson, MD talked about the treatment and prevention of heart disease. Their comments were punctuated by the words of Charles Pierce, who recently received treatment in the SAMC cath lab, followed a few months later by open heart surgery.

Dr. Johnson stated that cardiovascular disease and stroke kills more people than all other diseases combined. He also emphasized that most cases of heart disease are preventable.