The 2015 SAMMYs go to...

Nine SAMC team members became the newest SAMMY recipients at SAMC's Awards Night banquet on Oct. 20 9404SAMMYWinners310x153at the Dothan Civic Center. They are (front row, from left) Rhonda Johnson, Security; Pam DeFloran, Anesthesia; Pam Gordon, Surgery; (back row, from left) James Thomas, Environmental Services; Rick McGowan, Design and Construction; John Purdue, Surgery; Jermal Powell, 7-East. Not Pictured: Peggy Givens, 3-Central; Anthony Kadenzy, ER Registration.

The SAMMY award recognizes employees who exemplify the best qualities of SAMC. They have gone above and beyond their daily duties and responsibilities, as well as setting themselves apart by making a positive difference in our community.

Patient registration introduces SafeChx

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Patient registration introduces SafeChx

SAMC has implemented a new voluntary technology program called SafeChx to safeguard our patients’ private health information.

Lung cancer screening

It is hard to ignore the fact that more people die from lung cancer annually than any other form of cancer. We don't believe it has to be that way. SAMC is the only hospital in Lung CT 310x153the region offering a lung screening program to diagnose cancer early. As with most cancers, early detection increases your odds of survival. The screening involves a low dose computed tomography (CT) scan. The screening is recommended if you are:

     ▶ 55 to 74 years of age

     ▶ A current smoker or someone who has quit within the past 15 years

     ▶ Currently or have smoked at least 30 packs of cigarettes a year

If you are in one of these categories, we urge you to take advantage of this potentially lifesaving lung screening. An early diagnosis can reduce the death rate by 20 percent. Our team of experts will work with you to simplify the process. Our clinical navigator will schedule your screening and notify you promptly with results. If treatment is needed, our experts work together to determine the right choices for your specific case. The cost of this important screening is low, at $125. For more information or to schedule your screening, call 334-712-3336 or 1-800-725-4998.