Teenage Volunteers receive scholarships

Pictured with Volunteer director Jamie Weeks (far left) and TAV Advisory 2015TAVScholarshipWinners310x153 Council member Bruce McNeal (far right), the 2015 Teenage Volunteer scholarship recipients are: Jeb Myers, receiving $3,450; Sherell Brown, receiving $2,375; Juhi Shah, receiving $4,100; and Elizabeth Stewart, receiving $3,050. Most of the money raised for TAV scholarships comes from fundraisers the TAVs do within the hospital. “We really appreciate SAMC employees supporting the TAV fundraisers because it is a tremendous help in rasing funds to increase the amount of scholarship money available to our teenagers,” Weeks said. This year the TAVs had 3 bake sales, a lollipop sale and a hot dog sale.

Aman receives oncology certification

Jessica Aman, RN, Outpatient Chemotherapy, recently passed the oncology 2384AmanJessica310x153 certification exam, joining three other oncology certified nurses on staff.

Aman was tested in 9 areas pertaining to oncology: health promotion, screening & detection, basics of carcinogenicity and immunology, treatment modalities,
symptom management, phsychosocial dimensions of care, oncologic emergencies, survivorship, palliative & end of life care, and professional performance.

Oncology certification ensures that the professional nurse has both specialized knowledge and experience in the oncology setting, thereby ensuring excellence in quality and safe care to the oncology population.

Aman joins RN’s Diane Buntyn, Melissa Owens, Donna Yost, Cindy Tanton and Cindy Partin as oncology certified nurses.

2nd quarter SAMMY nominees announced

SAMC announced its second quarter SAMMY nominees at a luncheon April 22. The 1402SAMMYGroup310x153 luncheon, held in the W. G. "Guy" Hardwick board room, featured comments from Ron Owen, CEO and a reading of all seven nominees' SAMMY stories. "We're proud of all of you and we appreciate the example you set for the Medical Center family. You show us what it means to live our Service Essentials on a daily basis," Owen told the group.

This quarter's nominees are now eligible to receive SAMC's annual SAMMY award in October.

From left: John Purdue, Surgery; Kevin Sheppard, In-House Construction; Katie Miller, Information Systems; Pam Gordon, Surgery; Jermal Powell, 7-East/Cardiovascular; Rhonda Johnson, Security; Anthony Kadenzy, Rehabilitation Services.