Williams outstanding Foundation volunteer

Jackie Williams, Radiology Support Services, was recently honored 5605JackieWilliams310x153 as the SAMC Foundation Employee Advisory Board (FEAB) volunteer of the year. Each year the Foundation presents the award to an individual who goes above and beyond in his/her support of the organization's mission.
Jackie served as the 2014 FEAB vice president and chaired the Employee Campaign. Due to her countless hours of planning and advocating for the Foundation, along with her guidance and dedication during the campaign, the 2014 SAMC Employee Campaign is the largest in the Foundation's history with 972 partners and $163,000 in funds raised.

Hospitalists welcome ACOM students

SAMC hospitalists sponsored the 2nd annual ACOM "Welcome to 0006FiveKHargettRobson310x153 Campus" 5KTrail Run/Walk on August 2 at Eastgate Park. The event is part of the students' orientation weekend and is designed to welcome new students while interacting with SAMC physicians in a healthy and active way. Chris Hargett, DO, (left) neurosurgery and Edward Robson, MD, hospitalist, pose for a photo before the run.

Balance Presentation

Steve Harris, MD, otorhinolaryngologist with ENTCare, presented a 0451DrHarrisBalanceLecture310x153 medical overview of balance and the inner ear for physical therapists in the Wiregrass. The event was planned by SAMC physical therapist Tambi Pahmeier and provided state-approved continuing education contact hours. Dr. Harris' lecture included the physiology of balance, the current status of testing the vestibular system and a discussion of the more common causes of vestibular and central balance disorders, along with current treatment protocols.