Artwork presented to Foundation

SAMC staff, visitors and patients are enjoying new artwork recently 1600ArtistAnnHart310x153 placed outside the Cancer Center. “Angels of Inspiration” was donated to the SAMC Foundation by Dothan artist Ann Hart and her husband, Bill. The large piece is a mixed media assemblage that includes pastels, handmade paper and copper leaf. Ann says she began the piece years ago when she was teaching 7th grade art in a local school. Eventually it evolved into something deeply personal. Ann’s brother, James Robert Dowling, lost his battle with cancer in 2012. “Angels of Inspiration” is dedicated in his memory in hopes that it will bring some joy to other cancer patients. In the photo, Hart (center) discusses the piece with Scott Griffin, director, Southeast Cancer Network (left) and Angie Casey, SAMC Foundation Capital Campaign manager/gifts officer.

SAMC honors outstanding Adopt-A-School Students

SAMC held an annual luncheon to honor straight-A students from 2372CarverStudents310x153 Adopt-A-School partner Carver Magnet School. More than sixty students along with a parent enjoyed a meal and special presentations from SAMC personnel.
Eight of the students attending have a parent who works at SAMC. Front row, from left: Emily Sellers, daughter of Shonda Meigs, Southeast Alabama Maternity Care Program; Riga Patel, daughter of Praful Patel, MD; Addison Reynolds, daughter of Emmie Reynolds, Occupational Therapy; Harrison Holman, son of Robin Holman, Retail Services. Back row: Michael Sullivan, son of Sherry Sullivan, Physical Therapy; Seth Hubbard, son of Michelle Hubbard, Presurgical Testing; Kakecia Davis, daughter of Paulette Stoddart, sitter; Wen Zhang, son of Cari Zhang, 7-East Cardiovascular.

Sexton speaks at Sweet Tea Society gathering

Pulmonologist Marvin Sexton, MD (right), spoke to an interested audience 2345SextonSweetTea310x153 of more than 100 at last week’s Sweet Tea Society event.

Dr. Sexton addressed two traps that keep women from being healthy: stress and lack of sleep. He identified causes of stress and then outlined ways to either reduce or deal with the stress that women face on a daily basis. He also discussed the value of a good night’s sleep and how it can relieve stress.

Dr. Sexton spoke further about the stages of sleep and common sleep problems. He suggested ways to improve the quality of sleep, including having a sleep study done at SAMC’s Sleep Disorders Center.

Sweet Tea Society events will resume in the fall.