July2015

From Hyperbaric to the Hackerman-Patz House, this patient says AAMC treated him “like family”

When a patient spends this much time inside the walls of our hospital, we want them to feel like family. We are so glad this gentleman did — and took the time to write to us about it. To all involved, what a great affirmation of all you do. Way[…]

  1. Anita Smith: Wonderful patient and family. So happy we were able to be part of their care team.

  2. Jennifer Smell: Great work, David and all the folks involved in the care of this patient and his family! Well done!

“One day I was a marathon runner and the next, I was undergoing cardiac cath”: A young mom’s letter of thanks to the Cardiac Rehab team

This letter beautifully illustrates both what Cardiac Rehab does and why they do it. After a health crisis, they encouraged and coached and cheered for this patient so that she could stay healthy and strong for her young children. What a wonderful testimony to the amazing care given to our[…]

A message of gratitude: 130 backpacks and 210 lunches donated to Light House Shelter

AAMC’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) would like to share a message of sincere thanks for the generosity of our colleagues. On Tuesday, July 28, the CSI facilitated another hugely successful Back to School Backpack Drive, collecting over 130 fully stuffed backpacks – with even more donations of additional school supplies![…]

  1. Brandy Brown: So exciting to see this!! It was a pleasure filling the backpacks with items to help the school aged children…

Students rave about AAMC’s High School Health Care Exploration Program: “I loved the interactions between me and the nurses”

In an effort to inspire our community’s young people to consider a career in health care, AAMC started the High School Health Care Exploration Program. Now in its eighth year, the “camp” fills up months in advance and often receives dozens of applications each spring. Its attendees, in many cases,[…]

Nursing Councils Report for June

Nursing Research Evidence-Based Practice Council Chair: Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN Co-Chair: Cheryl Briggs, BSN, RN -The July 2015 Journal Club was led by Catherine (CJ)  Rovaldi , MS, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR.  CJ presented an article she co-authored titled, “The Effect of an Interdisciplinary QI Project to Reduce OR Foot Traffic.”  The[…]

Introducing our new employee portal, Together Online

Today, Wednesday, July 22, we launched Together Online. Together Online is our new employee portal and replaces theLink (employee homepage), Client Access page and the content found under the Intranet tab. Together Online will become your default employee homepage. This new platform combines internal communications and applications in a secure[…]

L&D nurse, Melanie Daniels, published in the International Journal of Childbirth Education

“Enhancing Childbirth Education through Technology,” co-authored by AAMC nurse Melanie Daniels, RNC-OB, BA, was published in the International Journal of Childbirth Education, July edition. Click here to access the journal, then go to page 28. Abstract: This article discusses how health information technology is utilized in maternity care settings, and[…]

  1. Vicky Olsen: Congratulations, Mel! Great article.

  2. Valerie Donaldson: Congratulations Melanie, what an accomplishment! We need more nurses will to write and publish their excellent work and knowledge to…

Win fabulous prizes! Complete the Nursing Workforce Data Questionnaire today!

About 350 of you have participated in the Nursing Workforce Data Questionnaire — thank you! We need 100% of our nurses to contribute… and if none of your info has changed since last year, it will take less than two minutes. Access by clicking here. Why should you complete this[…]