July2012

Responding to the needs of our patients: the Perioperative Quiet Room

Up until recently, patients arriving at the Edwards Surgical Pavilion (ESP) for surgery were greeted in the busy, open (and sometimes noisy) pre-op area. The staff on ESP recognized this was not ideal. They wanted a quiet and comforting place to greet their patients, setting the tone for a positive[…]

  1. Cathaleen Ley: What a great example of nurses working together to provide patient-family centered care in the perioperative area.

  2. Evelyn Rochlin: Nice job everyone. What a creative way to improve your work environment. I bet your patients will appreciate the effort.…

  3. Vicky Timerman: We're so proud of the team that put this together - it really is a warm and comfortable place to…

MAGNET MONDAY: It’s not just about nursing

  “ANCC magnet designation is recognition for nursing excellence, and identifies healthcare organizations that epitomize outstanding quality and professionalism” (American Nurses Credentialing Center [ANCC], 2008, p. preface).   Yes, Magnet is a nursing designation of excellence, but can we achieve such without our many health care partners? Absolutely not! Outstanding outcomes[…]

Jean Judge, RN, retires after 51 years in Nursing

Jean Judge, BSN, RN, CPAN, is retiring from nursing after 51 years of dedicated service. Jean first came to AAMC in 1974 and has most recently worked as a clinical educator on Edwards pre-op and PACU.  Recently, she shared with us some of her early memories of being a new nurse,[…]

  1. Casey Hiel: What a wonderful article about a beautiful person! She's a great nurse, a warm and caring mom and has been…

    • Jean Judge: Has it really been 50+ years since we were those awful "college nurses who didn't know anything"?

  2. Terri Ridel: Congratulations Jean on your retirement. You have been an inspiration to many. Now you will have many more sailing days.

    • Jean Judge: Thanks It has been fun --- most of the time

  3. Beth Schmidt: Love this blog and I agree, Jean, you do Rock! Personally I am sad to loose another great mentor. You…

    • Jean Judge: Beth, Thanks for the kind words. You'll have to fill me in when on what's happening at ESP when we…

  4. Cheri Keating, RN, BSN, CAPA: So honored to work with and learn from Jean. What a fantastic career she has had. She will be missed!

    • Jean Judge: Cheri, Thanks Glad you became a CAPA

  5. nia wright: WOW what a wonderful article and tribute to one of AAMC's shining stars. She is truly dedicated to the nursing…

    • Jean Judge: Thanks Good luck and enjoy your new role.

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After surgery, AAMC retiree donates to Nursing education fund — “I was so proud of everyone”

A retired AAMC nurse shares her great patient experience. Way to go, Joint Center and Surgical Services!  Please accept my gratitude for the exceptional service provided by all the staff I encountered during a recent stay at AAMC. This excellent level of care and service is engendered by the leaders of the organization.[…]

  1. Marianne McKiernan: It is nice to see that one of our own sees the "other side of things" and still thinks AAMC…

  2. Eve Sage: Congratulations and thank you to the entire JSC team. Your compassion and outstanding patient care impacts so many lives. Such…