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Name Change and Re-Brand Of Southeast Alabama Medical Center

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jul 09 2018 5:01 PM

DOTHAN:    The Chief Executive Officer and 13 Board of Directors of Southeast Alabama Medical Center have given new meaning to:

"any set of circumstances in which massive disorganization has the potential to cause serious damage, or a disastrous situation that results from the cumulative errors of several people or groups."


Chester Sowell, Chairman: John McDaniel, Vice Chairman: Mary Mayo, Secretary: Bruce Wozow, Treasurer: Stephen Fernandez, President Medical Staff: Tellis Copeland: James Kelley, PHD: Taylor Knight: Don Owens: Lance Shepard: Tony Strickland: Bob Theune: Walter Young, M.D.

Under the leadership of Rick Sutton, Chief Executive Officer of Southeast Alabama Medical Center,  the 13 Board of Directors which are under the Chairman Leadership of Chester Sowell, this group has voted to hire a firm to "re-brand" Southeast Alabama Medical Center.

From sources within, we understand the group to roll out a new name from Southeast Alabama Medical


Over decades and in three states, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been spent to brand the healthcare facility located in the 1100 block of Ross Clark Circle as "SOUTHEAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER".

And at a time when SAMC underwent "optimization" where more than 80 persons lost their jobs...the hospital is under "diversion" most of the time, meaning they can not take any patients. But the 14 feel the money is best spent to "re-brand" the current name.

The current name is known and respected.

The 14 also voted to construct a new Doctor's Center. This will be constructed on East Main, outside Ross Clark Circle, behind Winn Dixie. 

So I ask a simple question: 

Is Southeast Alabama Medical Center AKA Southeast Healthcare in the "medical" business", treating sick or injured patients who require to be in the hospital or surgical procedures", or are they in the real estate business?

So do you as the public expect  Southeast Alabama Medical Center AKA Southeast Healthcare to be in a position to treat patients or rent office space?

I think Mr. John Watson does a great job of providing office space for those who need them. And I am quite sure that Mr. Watson would agree to stay out of the treating patient business if the 14 would stay out of the real estate business.

This article might not alter their course, but Mr. Sutton and the 13 Board Members, provide the true and correct copies of the board meeting minutes for the past 12 months  if I am not telling the truth.

The alias name in the tri-state area for Southeast Alabama Medical Center has become:


Under the current healthcare law passed years ago, it is my understanding this 13 member Board of Directors can sell SAMC AKA Southeast Healthcare, without anyone's permission.

Hopefully Alabama State Representative Paul Lee and Senator Elect Donnie Chesteen will introduce legislation removing that authority from these 13.

For Mr. Rick Sutton to come to Dothan, the 13 had to pay him a six figure salary. He will only be here as long as the 13 continue to pay him the six figure salary. When they stop,  Rick Sutton will be gone and forgotten about Dothan Alabama.

For me and the employees of SAMC AKA Southeast Healthcare, we decided to stay here, live here and die here. And that was without 13 paying us a six figure salary. So we truly care about our community and the healthcare system.

The healthcare system is a vital part of the community of Dothan - Houston County. It is a vital part of our economy.

Start fulfilling your mission Rick and the 13 apostles...get where you fulfill your mission of being able to see patients with medical issues.

Sorry to the staff of SAMC AKA Southeast Healthcare... you are doing a great job under the circumstances.



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