SAMC receives preliminary stroke accreditation

SAMC recently received preliminary notification that it had passed a Primary Stroke survey with 9056StrokeSurvey310x153 new accreditation partner, DNV-GL. Surveyor Mary Margaret Wilberg, RN, told the stroke team that although she didn't have the authority to let SAMC know it passed the survey, she believed the Medical Center did and said "I think you'll be joining the club and that is a wonderful thing."

Wilberg made note of the enthusiasm and passion of the SAMC stroke team, stating that the SAMC staff does a great job of looking out for the best interests of its patients. She also said SAMC's triggers for stroke rehab make a lot of sense and she plans to share those with other hospitals around the country. SAMC will receive official notification that we passed in mid March.

In the photo, Mike Williams, administrative director, Radiology, leads a presentation outlining SAMC's overall stroke care effort at the beginning of our recent primary stroke accreditation survey.

Middleton speaks at Sweet Tea Society event

Guy Middleton, MD, OBGYN, addresses the Sweet Tea Society on Feb. 12 on the topic of "Family 8867MiddletonSweetTea310x153 Cravings." Dr. Middleton discussed how to know when it's time to have a baby, getting your body ready for pregnancy and how to convince your spouse it's time to start a family.

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.