SAMC welcomes Dr. Flaster

SAMC welcomes Ronald Flaster, MD, FAAP, pediatric hospitalist. Dr. Flaster will serve as medical director of the Pediatric Hospitalist program at SAMC. The Medical0405FlasterRonald310x192 Center has partnered with Sheridan Healthcare to take care of your pediatric patients. The pediatric hospitalist program assures that your child will receive quality care in the region’s largest and most advanced referral center.

Dr. Flaster joined Sheridan Healthcare in 1995 as director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Services. He is a board-certified pediatrician with an emphasis in pediatric hospitalist care and emergency medicine. He is also a member of the Nova Southeastern University faculty in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Dr. Flaster completed his pediatric residency and chief residency at St. Lukes’/Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. Prior to joining Sheridan, Dr. Flaster was the assistant director of the Pediatric Hospitalist/ED program in Stamford, Conn. area. He also established a pediatric AIDS clinic at the Connecticut facility.

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.