May2014

Love to teach? Instructors needed for community Chronic Disease Management Workshops

Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities, in partnership with AAMC, is seeking volunteers to instruct Stanford University’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. This six week (2.5 hours per week) workshop will be taught at various locations throughout Anne Arundel County, including AAMC, senior centers, community centers, churches and libraries. […]

Celebrating our Excellence Award winners and scholarship recipients

Happy Nurses Week to all! Excellence Award winners and scholarship recipients were announced at the Nurses Dinner tonight. Post your congrats here! Excellence Award Winners 2014                                               New Knowledge, Innovation, and Improvements: Hospital Pavilion Post Anesthesia Care Unit    The Richard & Janet Davidson Nursing Award Extraordinary Advances in Patient- and Family-Centered Care:[…]

  1. Deb Keane: Congratulations to all !

Coming up, a second chance at two popular education sessions

These two offerings were standing room only the first go round, so we’re giving you another chance to attend. Lunch and contact hours provided. Diabetes Medication Update Thursday, May 15, 2014 12-1 pm 4th floor conference room, South Tower Presenter: Emily Gambler, PharmD For further information contact Karen McConnell, RN,[…]

New grads no more! Learn more about these special nurses and all they have achieved over the last year.

It’s hard to believe that over a year has gone by since we welcomed our February 2013 cohort of new nurse graduates to AAMC. On March 27, 2014 they celebrated their graduation from the Nursing Graduate Internship. Surrounded by family, friends, coworkers and leadership, each  graduate received a certificate and a pine seedling, representing their continuing growth.[…]

  1. Christine Frost: Kasey, Becca and Megan, We are proud off all three of you. You have accomplished so much and joined SCU…

  2. Mary Hantske: I am sure all of our new grads are fabulous - I know only Erika Kenny and Jessie Paltell personally.…

  3. Chona Hamrock RNC-NIC: Rachel, you are such a great addition to our team! I am so proud to have precepted you; thank you…

  4. Danette Readling: Congratulations on an excellent first year!

  5. Eve Sage: Congratulations to all, we are so proud of all your accomplishments & to have you join the AAMC team.

How does your unit shine in our Magnet® Document? Tell us about it and win a fabulous prize!

“When you ‘see’ all of the evidence of the incredible individuals and teams of nurses we are privileged to work with at AAMC, you realize just how exceptional our nursing staff is.” Valerie Donaldson, MSN, RN, CNOR, Charge Nurse Edwards OR. Have you had a chance to read about your[…]

  1. chamrock: I only read my contribution to the Magnet team, which is just a snippet in NK1, but as I perused…

Do you know the story behind the AAMC lamp post?

We all recognize the AAMC lamp posst, but where did this icon originate? Why is it meaningful to our hospital and our community? Find out here. In 1900, Annapolis was growing quickly. The construction of new government and Naval Academy buildings brought in stone masons and construction workers, and, with[…]

  1. Kathleen Evans: I found the names of "the core group of strong willed women". They are published in a book titled "A…

    • monicam: Thanks Kathleen! A copy of "A Century of Caring" is available at the AAMC Medical Library for anyone who wants…

  2. Deb Keane: Kelly, We should find out their names !!

  3. Kelly Swan: I wonder if we know the names of the strong-willed women.

It’s Nurses Week! Make sure you don’t miss a thing – check in here.

It’s Nurses Week – the best week of the year! Click here to view upcoming events to celebrate our nurses. Next, take a few minutes to invest in yourself. You teach your patients all about it, but what about your own wellness? To celebrate each day of Nurses Week, we’ve compliled a list[…]

“The American Nurse” documentary: Join the MNA & AAMC nurses for a special viewing of this tribute to nursing.

“At some point in our life each of us will encounter a nurse, whether it be as a patient or as a loved one. And that one encounter can mean the difference between suffering and peace; between chaos and order. Nurses matter.” -The American Nurse Project The American Nurse is[…]