April2015

“We will never forget the close attention & kindness Mr. Batten showed my wife.” A letter from a widowed husband to CCU & Anthony Batten, PCT.

Read this letter below from a husband who recently lost his wife — and the gratitude that he has for the care AAMC provided her. As health care providers, there is no greater reward than to know that you have made a difference in the lives of your patients and[…]

  1. vivian danso: Tony this is a recoginitoin well deserved, i have taken over pts that you take care of and they said…

  2. Geri: Great work Anthony! In the end, only kindness matters.

Going back to school? Project Advance funds are available! Access the application here.

The Project Advance (HSCRC) Grant Program is a career advancement program at AAMC that offers financial assistance and mentoring support for employees seeking a degree in the field of nursing. Review the Project Advance Guidelines here. Project Advance funds can be used to pay for tuition, books, and certain essential[…]

Check out this line up! Register for Nurses Week events here.

Please register for these Nurses Week events here. Dream as Big as Texas: Shahde and Sherry’s Tips and Tools to Achieve Clinical Ladder, Certification and Nursing Degrees Monday, May 4 from 1:30-2:30pm Rotary Room, 1st Floor, Clatanoff Pavilion Speaker: Shahde Graham-Coker, BSN, RN, and Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN This event[…]

Will a discharge readiness assessment make an impact on readmission and post-discharge ED visits? AAMC begins research this spring.

Discharge planning is a vital part of patient care. Good discharge planning is essential in preventing readmission and reducing emergency room visits following discharge. Through research, we know that patient readiness for discharge is associated with a risk of adverse post-discharge outcomes, including readmission. What we don’t know is if[…]

Homeless Resource Day: AAMC Nurses are committed to our community

Volunteering at Homeless Resource Day is just one way AAMC commits to serving our community. For the fifth year running, on March 28, 2015, AAMC’s Community Service Initiative (CSI), helped facilitate volunteers for this event, held at Annapolis High School. Homeless Resource Day gives the homeless and underserved in Anne Arundel[…]

Charlotte Wallace, RN, represents nursing at round table with President Obama.

Everyone deserves a healthy life.  And all of us — individuals, organizations and businesses — have a responsibility to protect health and prevent disease, not merely treat it. Higher temperatures means prolonged allergy seasons, more powerful storms, and increased wild fires (causing more particulate matter in the air). Together these[…]

  1. Charlotte McLean: Nurses have more influence then they realize. We have strength in numbers, and people do trust us, and will listen…

    • Charlotte Wallace: Where is the "like" button??!?!

  2. monicam: I agree with Deb! Charlotte, you are a credit to nursing and to AAMC.

    • Charlotte Wallace: Thanks, Monica, for your kind words -know that I feel the same about you!

  3. Deb Keane: You are too modest, Charlotte. I agree with President Obama from the summary above, People listen to nurses and I…

    • Charlotte Wallace: Awe. Thanks, Deb!

  4. Charlotte Wallace: Let's be honest...My name was submitted because of who I know. My networking with nurses and organizations outside of our…

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AAMC’s stroke program receives national recognition

Anne Arundel Medical Center’s stroke program has recently been nationally recognized for achievement in the Target Stroke Campaign. That’s good news for us, as well as the community. It means we have put American Heart Association and American Stroke Association expertise to work providing stroke care that’s prompt and consistent[…]

From a patient to Cardiac Rehab: “It is the people that make the place run as well as it does”

I’ve been a patient in the Cardiac Rehab Facility since last year. Tomorrow will be the last of my monitored workouts, and although I plan to continue exercising under the Phase III agreement, I wanted to take this moment to express my sincere admiration and appreciation for the truly superlative[…]

Multidisciplinary AAMC team represents at the Maryland Patient Safety Conference

The 11th annual Maryland Patient Safety Conference was held last Tuesday, March 31 at the Hilton in Baltimore, MD. This event brings together over 1,200 multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals to discuss issues and trends in patient safety. Two inspirational keynote speakers and 12 informational sessions focusing on different aspects of patient[…]

Interested in presenting at the MNA conference? The call for presentations is now open!

Mark your calendars now for the 112th Annual Maryland Nurses Association (MNA) Convention: “Nurses: Advocating, Leading, Educating, Caring.” The conference will be held on Oct. 22-23 at the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD. All member and non-member nurses and students are invited. National and local speakers will present[…]