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Good Samaritan Introduces Sam, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Good Samaritan Introduces Sam, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

Thursday evening at Good Samaritan's Open House showcasing the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the winning name from a naming contest was revealed. Among numerous entries from both employees and community members, "Sam" emerged as the top choice.

Jennifer Qualls, the Medical Staff Office Coordinator/Credential Specialist at Good Samaritan, submitted the winning name. Explaining her choice, Jennifer mentioned, "I proposed 'Sam' because I felt it resonated well with our identity and overall brand."

As a reward for her contribution, Jennifer received $100 and was acknowledged on the hospital's social media platforms and during the open house event.

Sam, the da Vinci Xi surgical system can be used across a spectrum of minimally invasive surgical procedures and enables multi-quadrant access for gynecology, urology and general surgeries. Good Samaritan physicians who will be using the da Vinci include General surgeons, Allison Thomas, MD, Bradly Vo, MD, and Bryant McIver, MD; OB/GYN Dustin Blackwell, DO; and new Urologist, William Collyer, MD. These surgeons will begin utilizing Sam for gallbladder, hernia, hysterectomy, and nephrectomy surgeries.

Expressing excitement about the introduction of Sam, Tiffany Conover, Good Samaritan’s Director of Marketing, remarked, "We are thrilled to introduce Sam to our community, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to providing exceptional healthcare."

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