June2011

Knowledge, caring, and hula hooping – the Nursing Strategic Retreat

Let’s start by saying–this was not your typical nursing retreat. The 4th Nursing Strategic Retreat was held on June 10. Sherry Perkins started the festivities by welcoming everyone and outlining the day. As is now customary, she promised opportunities for learning, engagement…and dancing. Tori Bayless (our CEO as of July 1!) reviewed some of our organizations great[…]

Patient says quick-thinking volunteer “may have saved my life”

From the beginning of their stay to the end, our 600+ Auxiliary staff play an important role in our patients’ experience at AAMC. The moment a patient walks in the door, they are greeted by an Auxiliary member at the hospital’s information area. As they leave, they are often escorted[…]

  1. Marie: Kudos to all our volunteers, unfortunately I don't work w/ them often as I work night shift, but the times…

How you can help a new nurse grow

Are you passionate about nursing? Would you like to help a new nurse grow? Learn effective communication techniques, how to embrace generational and personality differences, and the benefits of mentorship at AAMC. Attend the Nurse Mentorship Workshop on Wednesday,  June 29 from 8-10 a.m. in the Doordan Institute. Please register[…]

AAMC’s Patient Care Techs graduate – read about why they’re so awesome

Congratulations to AAMC’s newest PCT’s, who recently completed their on-site program, became certified as CNA’s, and joined with hospital leadership and their families for a graduation ceremony. Pictured here from left to right is Chief Nurse Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, Wilfredo Bueno Jr. (PCU), Kristin Caldwell (CCU), Shirley O’Hare (Flex), Denny Menjivar[…]

You’re an awesome nurse. Share the wealth – become a Nurse Preceptor!

Are you interested in precepting but have never received any formal training? Come to the Preceptor Workshop and learn the three functions of a successful nurse preceptor. Leave with practical strategies you can apply immediately. The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.[…]

“So proud” to work at AAMC, says Gale Schreiber, RN

Gale Schreiber, RN has worked at AAMC for 25 years, most recently in AAMC’s ESP pre-op and PACU. At the Nurses Dinner, she shared her personal experience with patient- and family-centered care… My experience with patient- and family-centered care at AAMC (from a family member’s perspective) began early this year. What[…]

  1. Kathleen Doyle: I have known Gale for a long, long time and there is no one with more compassion, kindness and good…

MNA’s call for presentations means it’s your time to shine!

Mark your calendars now for the 108th Annual Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Convention: “Leadership for Healthcare Change: The Future of Nursing.” AAMC is hosting the convention, to be held on Oct. 13-14, 2011 in the Doordan Institute and all member and non-member nurses and students are invited. National and local speakers will present timely topics[…]

AAMC welcomes families – 24 hours a day

Ever renovate a room? It’s a lot of work, right? Much coordination is needed.  Now, think about renovating an entire house. Wow, now that is an undertaking. Talk about a lot of work. That is exactly what the winner of this year’s Janet and Dick Davidson’s Extraordinary Patient- and Family-Centered[…]

  1. Chad Dillard, marketing & wellness: Congrats to the Patient and Family advisors and all the leaders of this great work!