Patterson receives stroke certification

Amy Patterson, RN, 6-East Neurology/Neurosurgery, recently became a Stroke Certified Registered Nurse (SCRN) recognized by the American Board of Neuroscience 4215AmyPatterson310x192Nursing (ABNN).

Patterson is now one of nine Alabama nurses and the only nurse in Dothan to receive the credential, which formally recognizes the attainment and demonstration of a unique body of knowledge necessary for the practice of stroke nursing.

SAMC represented at ACOM clerkship fair

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SAMC representatives Judy Higby, clinical education coordinator, and Amy Andre, RN, CPCS, graduate medical education coordinator, recently staffed a booth at ACOM’s annual clerkship fair.

Graham talks holiday depression at 2nd Cup of Coffee

Leona Graham, MD, psychiatry, of SAMC affiliate AltaCare, recently spoke at 2nd Cup of Coffee on the topic of holiday depression. 0018Graham2ndCup310x192Graham noted that depression is common during the holiday season and there are many ways of dealing with the issue, ranging from simply taking a break to seeing your therapist.

2nd Cup of Coffee is held the second Wednesday of each month in the Terrace Cafeteria from 9:30 -11 a.m.