Patient Care Connect representatives on WTVY’s Live at Lunch

Joyce Pybus (center) and Patsy Culverson, patient navigators from 5385BuddyCheckFour310x153 SAMC's Patient Care Connect Navigation Team, visited live on the air last Monday with WTVY's Devon Sellers (left). The two were interviewed during a recent broadcast of Live at Lunch from the SAMC campus about services offered through Patient Care Connect. They outlined how recently diagnosed cancer patients age 65+ could benefit from the program. Patient Care Connect's goal is to provide support and education to every cancer patient age 65 and older at SAMC. Navigators provide knowledge, coordination and focus in order to help patients make the right decisions at the right time regarding their care.

Pain Awareness Month

Members of the Southeast Pain Management team at SAMC recently PainAwarenessMonth2014310x153 went to Montgomery for a Governor's proclamation, acknowledging September as Pain Awareness Month. Looking on as Gov. Robert Bentley signs the proclamation are (from left): Betsey Keyton, RN, quality clinical compliance coordinator External Division; Sonya Jordan, marketing specialist; Gisela Tellis, registration representative; and Connie Parrish, director of External Clinics Division and administrator.

SAMC celebrates World Breastfeeding Week

Keitha Madrie, RN, SAMC lactation consultant, (far left) poses with a 5436BreastfeedingMoms310x153 group of breastfeeding moms. They are part of SAMC's breastfeeding support group, which meets the first and third Tuesday each month in the Women's Center second floor classroom. The group was celebrating World Breastfeeding Week, held annually during the first week of August. The goal of the week is to provide information about the benefits of breastfeeding. Along with Madrie, who is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, SAMC has 13 RN's who are certified lactation counselors. In addition, all nurses and patient care technicians in the Family Birth Center are trained to assist families with breastfeeding. For more information on breastfeeding, contact Madrie at (334) 793-8190.