Yunis speaks at Senior Discovery event

Cardiologist Nidal Yunis, MD was the keynote speaker at a Senior Discovery event on Feb. 2. 5061YunisSrDiscovery310x153 As part of SAMC's Heart Month activities, Dr. Yunis spoke to senior citizens about the risk factors and warning signs of heart disease. Dr. Yunis also mentioned to the group that his interest in cardiology as a profession sprung from a family history of heart disease and his desire to help people who have heart problems. Senior Discovery offers wellness, education and entertainment activities to keep seniors active, healthy and young at heart.

Copeland joins hospital board

Retired educator Tellis Copeland was recently appointed to the Houston 4464CopelandTellis310x153County Health Care Authority. Copeland spent his entire professional career as an educator in Dale County, retiring from Wallace College as an administrator and counselor. This is his second term as a member of the Houston County Health Care Authority; having served on the board from 1977-1983. Copeland replaces Ted Long, who passed away last fall.

Youth Leadership Dothan tours SAMC

A group of Youth Leadership Dothan students with SAMC connections paused for 4450YouthLeadershipDothan310x153a photo during a recent tour of the hospital. From left: Nathan Parker, son of John and Marsha Parker, Bethany Haley, daughter of Dr. Tim Haley, Han Zhang, son of Ti and Cari Zhang, Alex Reynolds, son of Emmie Reynolds, Mary Grant Hall, stepdaughter of Dr. Jerry Marsella, Cannon Culver, grandson of Johnny and Betty Cochran, Hunter Miller, cousin of Mark McDonald, and Jaci Skipper, daughter of John Skipper. Youth Leadership Dothan-Houston County is a county-wide leadership training program for high school juniors.