A healthy relationship

SAMC and Troy Regional Medical Center (TRMC) announced on June 25 a new clinical affiliation5024TroyAffiliation310x153 to collaborate on healthcare delivery and increase access to clinical specialties not currently available in Pike County. Both organizations remain independent and locally governed.

"The strength of this affiliation will help continue the delivery of quality healthcare to the communities we serve," said Teresa Grimes, TRMC CEO.
"Both hospitals are not-for-profit hospitals with a mission to meet the needs of the communities. Working together means more healthcare options and more convenience to medical specialties at Troy Regional Medical Center," said Sherrill Crowe, chairman of the Troy Hospital Health Care Authority.

Currently, two SAMC owned medical groups, NeuroSpine Center and Dothan Urological Associates have offices on the TRMC campus in Troy. The Troy hospital is also a member of the SAMC Stroke Network which supplies hospitals with teleneurology technology for the diagnosis of stroke and early treatment. The stroke network also includes the hospitals in Opp, Eufaula, and Ozark.

The new agreement between SAMC and TRMC will begin with a series of planning sessions between physicians and management from both hospitals.
"The hospitals' management and respective medical staffs will collaborate to meet the needs of patients in the region. This clinical affiliation is a catalyst to further each hospital's mission to provide accessible, reliable and quality healthcare for people in our communities," said Ronald S. Owen, SAMC CEO.

Kohl's Plus characters and the SAMC Foundation

Foundation staff member Meagan Hart-Dorsey presents Kohl’s plush animals and books 60104FoundationMegan310x153 to Heart & Vascular Interventional Unit staff to distribute to pediatric patients during their hospital stay. Pictured are (from left to right) Gina Eddins, RN, Brenda Hughes, RN, Rosemary Givens, Unit Secretary, Luis Garcia, RN and Meagan Hart-Dorsey. Available at Kohl’s Department Store in Dothan and Panama City, Books and Plush Characters make a wonderful gift! Please take part in this unique way to support the SAMC Foundation by purchasing these great items. Plush animals or books only cost $5.00 each. Kohl’s Department Store donates 100 percent of the net profits from the sale of these items to support children’s health and education through the SAMC Foundation’s Kohl’s Kids Fit for Life Program.

SAMC radiologist inducted as Fellow in national organization

Charles Hugh Holloway, MD, recently received one of the highest honors a radiologist can 8696HollowayHugh310x153 receive by being recognized as a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR).

Dr. Holloway, a partner at Radiology Associates in Dothan and a Southeast Alabama Medical Center staff radiologist, was bestowed the honor at a formal convocation ceremony during the ACR Annual Meeting and Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. in April. ACR Fellows demonstrate a history of service to the ACR, organized radiology, teaching or research. Approximately 10 percent of the organization’s members achieve this distinction.

Dr. Holloway is also a member of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the Alabama Academy of Radiology and the Houston County Medical Society. He received his medical degree from the University of South Alabama’s College of Medicine in Mobile.

The ACR is a national nonprofit association serving more than 34,000 radiologists, radiation oncologists, interventional radiologists, nuclear medicine physicians and medical physicists with programs focusing on the practice of radiology and the delivery of comprehensive health care services.