February2015

AAMC accredited as Cycle IV Chest Pain Center with PCI

Congratulations are in order! AAMC’s Heart Team has received full accreditation as a Cycle IV Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention, or angioplasty) from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Previously a Cycle III Chest Pain Center, our Cycle IV designation recognizes AAMC’s commitment to providing the[…]

MNA Lobby Night 2015: “When nurses speak, people listen”

This year’s Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Lobby Night was held on a cold and snowy evening on February 16 — but it didn’t stop AAMC nurses from showing up to represent our profession. One thing they learned: when nurses speak, people listen. The evening kicked off with MNA lobbyist Robyn[…]

  1. Brandy: The SB723 Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Act of 2015 is scheduled for a hearing on March 18th at 1:00pm.…

From crisis to recovery… could you be the one to help? The COPE team is recruiting new members.

By now, most employees have heard of COPE – AAMC’s Critical Incident Stress Management Team.  We provide Compassion and Outreach to our Peers and Encourage our employees in returning to work following a critical incident. Since our go-live date in January 2012, we have responded to many calls providing support[…]

  1. Carol Lacher: Debra, Nice write up for the COPE for new members to join our team. Very quick and easy access to…

Broke your “get fit” New Year’s resolutions? It’s okay, the Cath Lab can help.

It’s nearing that dreaded time of the year… when you realize that summer is just around the corner and you have not been doing so well on your New Year’s “get healthy and lose weight” resolution! Well, it is never too late to start! Swing by the Cardiac Cath Lab (2nd floor, North[…]

  1. Brandy: Well done arti! News we can all use!! Way to be Heart Healthy!!

  2. Maryann Derdock: Arti, thanks for the inspiration you're THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Need some motivation today? You need to read Courtney Marshall’s story.

Courtney Marshall, AAMC’s supervisor for Environmental Services, moved to the U.S. from Jamaica in 2003, not knowing that his educational credentials would not be recognized here. “Yes, it hurt,” he said, “but I decided to do something about it.” In 2011, Courtney earned an Associate’s degree in Education. Two years[…]

  1. Sue: What a truly inspirational message. Congratulations on your accomplishments and thank you for sharing your insights with us.

  2. Christine Frost: What an inspiration and motivational message-Thanks

  3. Terri Ridel: Courtney, Congratulations! You are inspiration to others. Terri

  4. Charlotte Wallace: Thanks, Courtney, for taking the time to inspire all of us! It's an honor to work with you.

  5. Diane White: Courtney, You are truly an ispiration. What a positve outlook.

“The Heart of Caring” by Sharolyn Bush, MSN, RN, CMSRN

During the recent Notre Dame of Maryland University Poster Presentation/Symposium, SCU nurse Sharolyn Bush, MSN, RN, CMSRN, was selected by her classmates to speak on their behalf of the experience and knowledge they gained as Masters-prepared nurses in the Administration and Leadership program, the networks they have established with one[…]

Instead of retiring, experienced nurses are often planning the next phase of their career. Read Mary Pat Boyce’s story here.

Experienced nurses are incredibly valuable to our organization. They bring clinical expertise, maturity, and perspective, as well as knowledge of our culture and history. Instead of retiring, older nurses are more often planning to enter a new phase of their career — and there are often internal opportunities available to[…]

  1. eric: I will have to start calling the line and ask you ridiculous questions to keep you busy. Eric

  2. Joanne Ronayne: Ask AAMC is lucky to have you. We will miss you on MSU. You are an amazing nurse. Now you…

  3. Brittany Brisoce: Congrats Mary Pat ! MSU will surely miss you. You will be a great asset to askAAMC. -Brittany

March Journal Club: Is there a relationship between mode of delivery and postpartum depression?

What’s one quick and easy way to improve your knowledge of current research and determine practical ways to apply it to your nursing practice? Attend AAMC’s Journal Club! Next up: Mode of delivery and postpartum depression: the role of patient preferences Monday, March 16, 2015 12-1 pm 2nd floor conference[…]

There’s still time! Excellence Award deadline extended to Feb. 23.

Deadline extended to Monday, Feb. 23, 2015! Do you know a wonderful nurse, technician, patient care secretary, or customer service representative? Nominate a colleague online or submit paper nominations to to your director. Contact Gena Kosmides at gkosmides@aahs.org with questions. Nursing Excellence: Exemplary Professional Practice Online form Downloadable PDF Nursing[…]

Celebrating our Magnet designation at Nursing Grand Rounds — see the slides and pics here!

  Yeehaw, y’all! At our January 30 Nurse Grand Rounds, we took some time to celebrate our Magnet designation and learn from the great work that we’ve accomplished thus far. COO/CNO Sherry Perkins and Magnet Coordinators Rita Linnenkamp and Holly Greever, along with 14 staff members and one volunteer, presented[…]