Smoking hut demolition

Lee Cornog (top) and Phil Cox (on ladder) of Quest Commercial Construction, recently removed 8934SmokingHutDemo310x153 the smoking hut next to the east patient tower. Benches located between the ED and Outpatient were also removed, as SAMC and all its properties became smoke free on January 1.

Food Bank Donation

SAMC CEO Ron Owen, left, presents a check for $2,124 to David Hanks of the Wiregrass Area 6822FoodBankDonation310x153 United Way Food Bank. The SAMC Management Team conducted a live and silent auction recently to raise money for the Food Bank. Team members brought items for the auction. Auctioneers were Jon Mueller, director of Internal Auditing; Ronnie Dean, vice president of Operations; Derek Miller, chief financial officer; Charles Harkness, DO, vice president of Medical Affairs; and Charlie Brannen, chief operations officer. The donation provided 30,000 pounds of food.

Flu Season Is Here

Fist Bumping: A healthy alternative to shaking hands. FistBump310x153

A handshake spreads germs.
A fist bump can reduce the spread of the flu.

To help prevent the spred of flu germs, remember to wash your hands multiple times a day. The Centers For Disease Control & Prevention recommends washing vigorously with soap for 15 - 20 seconds. Hand sanitizers also kill flu germs.

For your health & your family's health, get a flu shot. SAMC reminds everyone that it’s not too late to get a flu shot to help reduce their chances of catching the wintertime malady. Flu symptoms include fever of more than 101 degrees which lasts 3-4 days, chest discomfort, aches and pains (often severe), headaches, tiredness, weakness lasting as long as 2-3 weeks, extreme exhaustion, coughs and sniffles.