SAMC retirees honored at luncheon

More than 80 retired SAMC employees returned to the hospital on Wednesday for 0604Retirees310x153 what organizers hope will become an annual luncheon to honor their service. CEO Ron Owen delivered a 'State of the Hospital' address which covered recent SAMC accomplishments, current projects and future improvements. The luncheon provided former employees an opportunity to stay connected with one another and become better informed about the hospital's current events. Retirees in attendance were served lunch by Management Council and received information about various hospital groups such as our Silver Sneakers program at Living Well Fitness and Senior Discovery.

AMEC class of 2015 graduates

Six students in the Alabama Medical Education Consortium (AMEC) pipeline will 0504AMECGrads310x153 graduate this May. They have worked at SAMC as part of their third and/or fourth year rotation. From left are Sam Armstrong, Catherine Perrault, Katie White-Clemente, Michael Kinning and Joshua Ruiz. Sarah Heathcote is in the front. The students are from NOVA Southeastern College of Ostopathic Medicine (Nova), in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in Suwanee, Ga. AMEC has sent students to SAMC since fall 2008 to continue their clinical training. AMEC is merging with ACOM and SAMC will welcome 20 OMS-III ACOM students on July 27 as they begin their core clinical clerkships.

Memorial service for ACOM donor bodies

ACOM student Anthony Damico of St. Charles, Ill., lights a candle on March 19 in 1230ACOMCadaverMemorial310x153 honor of the cadaver used during his first year anatomy laboratory. Students hosted a memorial service to honor those who had donated their bodies to medical science. Dean Craig Lenz, DO, and Associate Dean James Foster, PhD, spoke at the ceremony about the unique educational experience in the lab, as well as the success of the Willed Body Program at ACOM. A representative from each of the 18 lab groups gave a speech thanking the families and donors for their beneficial contribution to their education.