December2013

$60,000 in scholarships to be awarded this year. Apply here & read Stacey Cole’s story.

The AAMC Foundation will award twelve $5,000 scholarships this year! Applications are now being accepted at www.aahs.org/aamcnursing. Deadline to submit is February 14, 2014. Here’s how Stacey Cole, RNC-OB, from Labor & Delivery benefitted from one of the scholarships. I am truly humbled to be a recipient of the John[…]

Teresa Putscher, RN, steps out of her comfort zone!

Not long ago the thought of being out in the community talking to strangers about their health would have terrified me. Now, after several outings with the AAMC Wellness team, most of my fears have dissipated. In fact, I want to encourage you to go out and inspire wellness! Recently,[…]

  1. Holly: Teresa, Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring others to reach out to the community. What a service to…

  2. veronica: Hi Teresa, Great Job. I applaud all the hard work you do. You have inspired me. :)

Let’s try this again – Journal Club rescheduled for Dec 16.

Due to the Joint Commission survey, November’s journal club was rescheduled for this month. Do you want to discover a way to improve healing and discharge time for your patients? This technique has been used since the beginning of time and can help with the rehabilitation of patients. Quite simply, the answer[…]

Foundation scholarship helps Alison Toepfer, PCT II, on her journey to become a nurse

During the application period for the Foundation Nursing Scholarships, we will be featuring posts from last year’s recipients. Here’s how Alison Toepfer, PCT II, benefitted from one of the scholarships. I have always had an interest in the healthcare field and became an EMT when I was 16. As I finished high[…]

  1. Susana Bradbury: Congratulations on your scholarship.

  2. Cheryl: Well done, Alison! For those of you who don't know Alison, she is a very dedicated, hardworking person. She will…

During this season of gratitude, here’s one way Linda Tabisz, RN, thanks our military personnel.

During this season of giving thanks, I would like to share an opportunity that acknowledges the service men and women who are so far from home, protecting our country and our freedom. Operation Welcome Home (OWH) is an all-volunteer organization that started in March 2007 and has greeted over 800[…]

  1. saisa neel: Good work, Linda, You are a real "trooper" yourself. Thank you for all you do. Saisa

Shahde + Sherry + some unusual circumstances = a Clinical Ladder position!

Shahde and Sherry want you to join the Clinical Ladder! This summer, I had the pleasure of taking care of a very special patient — our very own Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer, Sherry Perkins. I cannot put into words how honored I was. I knew taking care of Sherry was[…]

  1. Mary Beth Tubiolo: Congrats, Shahde!! You are a great role model :-)

  2. Gena Kosmides: I remember working in Observation where Shahde was a caring, super tech all the while attending nursing school. She was…

  3. Jennifer Smell: Great story! Congratulations, Shahde!

  4. Deb Keane: What a wonderful and ispirational story - thank you for sharing it, Shahde and welcome to the Clinical Ladder !

  5. Jenn Romero: Awesome job Shahde!!! Keep up the good work :)

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Patient’s family “humbled and moved” by care for dad on GSU

A beautiful letter of thanks to the GSU team. You filled this family’s last days with their dad with comfort, kindness, and compassion. On behalf of my family, I would like to thank the team of caregivers who looked after my father during his three visits to AAMC over the past year or[…]

  1. Eve Sage: What a wonderful letter of recognition!! Thanks for all you do! Eve

NICU celebrates prematurity awareness with “graduates” and families

AAMC’s NICU celebrated the 3rd annual World Prematurity Day on November 17 with a party! NICU graduates and families came dressed in their preemie purple to show off how big they’ve gotten and share some snacks, cake, and juice. NICU staff were delighted to see how their babies have grown and thrived, some[…]

$60,000 in scholarships to be awarded to AAMC nurses

AAMC’s Nursing Scholarship Program was established in 1990 as a memorial to Marlene Reiter, RN, a staff nurse at AAMC. Since then, funds have been donated by family, friends and community organizations to continue support of this valued program. The scholarship fund is designed to encourage and support AAMC employees who are currently[…]