Medical Center News BriefRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Oct 10 2017 10:29 PM
2nd Cup of Coffee meets tomorrow
SAMC’s 2nd Cup of Coffee meets the second Wednesday of each month inside SAMC’s Terrace Cafeteria at 9:30 a.m. 2nd Cup of Coffee is a component of SAMC’s Senior Discovery Program. The next meeting is Oct. 11. WTVY-TV meteorologist David Paul will be the speaker. He will provide attendees with useful information on the topic of being prepared for severe weather and hurricane season.
Clinical Decision Unit now open
SAMC’s new Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) opened recently. The unit combines the operations of the Heart and Vascular Interventional Unit and Emergency Department Observation Unit. This will enable the hospital to manage outpatients better.
The CDU cohorts short term patients who have undergone an outpatient procedure or who need brief medical observation. This project expands outpatient bed availability and allows for 24/7 care. Patients admitted under observation status will discharge from the CDU. If a CDU patient's stay approaches 24 hours, SAMC will admit them as an inpatient. The CDU will help SAMC manage bed availability, improve patient throughput and reduce Emergency Department diversion.
Strength named director of Quality Outcomes for clinics
Wyndi Strength has been named director of Quality Outcomes for Southeast Alabama Medical Group (SAMG). SAMG is the specialty and primary physician clinics owned and operated by SAMC. Wyndi, an Ozark native, has most recently served as a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics at First Med of Dothan and Ashford. She is doctorate trained and board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to joining First Med, Wyndi practiced at Enterprise Medical Clinic in Enterprise.