July2014

“Back to School Backpacks” for the Light House

This summer, AAMC’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) will again collaborate with the Light House shelter to collect back to school essentials for needy children in our area. Each unit will prepare two backpacks — one for a boy and one for a girl, ranging in age from kindergarten to high school. A list of suggested[…]

  1. monicam: From Eve Sage: The CSI Backpack drive on 7/28 was incredibly successful. Thanks to the generosity of all the AAMC…

Magnet® Monday: “Bring on the pom-poms!” says self-professed Magnet® cheerleader

I joined the Professional Nursing Council (PNC) in 2007 and I was enthralled with how the nurses here at AAMC had a voice in decision-making. I had heard about shared governance but to actually see it and experience it in action has been an amazing journey. I attended the very[…]

  1. Brandy: Ditto Deb!! I will be the base of the pyramid we make with our pom poms!! Even in nursing school…

  2. Holly Greever: Deb - thanks for all you do everyday to care for patients, coordinate care and "live" shared decision making. Rah…

Shopping at 1 a.m. is good for you? Yes! We’re bringing the Farmers Market to weekend night staff

You asked and we heard you, loud and clear! This summer, delicious, fresh Farmer’s Market produce will be available for our weekend night shift. On Friday nights at 1 a.m., local, seasonal produce will be available in the cafeteria coolers in the South Port Eatery. Vendors and items available will be vary and all items are first come,[…]

Mentorship from a new grad’s perspective: “I came to her after my bad days — and guess what I got in return?”

Last July, as a new grad nurse, I “interviewed” potential mentors at a Meet the Mentors luncheon – part of AAMC’s Nurse Residency Program. It was an unusual experience to say the least, kind of like speed dating. New grads and established nurses were able to chat briefly and with[…]

  1. Nancy Long: I feel the same way when I run into Ann Barnes. She has a way of lifting everyone's spirits!

  2. Cheryl Briggs: Ann, what a great tribute to a wonderful person!