Foundation recognizes Sharon Black for outstanding service

Sharon Black, Environmental Services, was honored as the 2015 Sharon Black, Environmental Services, was honored as the 2015 Foundation Employee Advisory Board (FEAB) member of the year. The award was presented during last week’s Foundation Board of Trustees appreciation dinner. At the dinner, the Foundation gave out special recognition awards to individuals who go above and beyond in their support of the Foundation’s mission. The awards were chosen by the Foundation staff.   Black is a longtime supporter of the SAMC Foundation and became an employee campaign team manager two years ago. This is her first term of service on the FEAB.   “Sharon is an extremely active member of the FEAB and has led the charge in educating SAMC employees about the great purpose the Foundation serves,” said Valerie Barnes, executive director, SAMC Foundation. “Her passion for the Foundation is evident and she is always one of the first to step in and volunteer for any task.”  As team manager for EVS during last year’s Foundation employee campaign, she led one of the hospital’s largest support departments to become the highest percentage of participation at 67%. Black also contributed significantly to the engagement of 975 employees and total contributions of more than $176,000 during the 2015 campaign which concluded April 30.  Sharon Black, Environmental Services, SAMC Foundation’s FEAB member of the Year. She is celebrating 22 years of service to SAMC and currently serves as a supervisor in her department. Foundation Employee Advisory Board (FEAB) member of the year. The award was presented during last week's Foundation Board of Trustees appreciation dinner. At the dinner, the Foundation gave out special recognition awards to individuals who go above and beyond in their support of the Foundation's mission. The awards were chosen by the Foundation staff.

Black is a longtime supporter of the SAMC Foundation and became an employee campaign team manager two years ago. This is her first term of service on the FEAB.

"Sharon is an extremely active member of the FEAB and has led the charge in educating SAMC employees about the great purpose the Foundation serves," said Valerie Barnes, executive director, SAMC Foundation. "Her passion for the Foundation is evident and she is always one of the first to step in and volunteer for any task."

As team manager for EVS during last year's Foundation employee campaign, she led one of the hospital's largest support departments to become the highest percentage of participation at 67%. Black also contributed significantly to the engagement of 975 employees and total contributions of more than $176,000 during the 2015 campaign which concluded April 30.

She is celebrating 22 years of service to SAMC and currently serves as a supervisor in her department.

Todd receives diabetes education certification

Cheryl Todd, RN, BSC, CDE, recently passed the Certification Examination 3648CherylTodd310x153 for Diabetes Educators. A Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) is a health care professional with specialized knowledge, skills, and experience in diabetes education and care management. A CDE is certified to teach people with diabetes how to manage their condition. Formal education and years of practical experience are required, in addition to a formal examination before a diabetes educator is certified.

SAMC Foundation presents award

SAMC Foundation staff member Meagan Hart-Dorsey (right), presented HealingHandsGinnyRoberts310x153 Ginny Roberts, of SAMC's Emergency Department, with the Healing Hands lapel pin and certificate. Healing Hands provides patients and patients families and friends with a unique way to say thank you for the exemplary care they receive at Southeast Alabama Medical Center by honoring someone who made an impression during their hospital experience. Ginny will now proudly wear her Healing Hands lapel pin as a lasting reminder of her caring spirit and the donor's tribute gift.