December2016

Is successfully managing conflict on your list of New Year’s resolutions? Join us for Prof. Power Hour on Jan. 4 to learn more.

Conflict Resolution: How to Measure & Solve Difficult Situations Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2016 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2nd floor Conference Room, South Tower Speaker Lisa Walker, Organizational Development Specialist Conflict occurs frequently in any workplace, and healthcare is no exception. Unfortunately, unresolved conflict can cause dysfunctional teamwork, decreased patient satisfaction,[…]

Holidays not going so well this year? COPE can help.

As walk the halls of our hospital, I see such amazing things each and every day — wonderful nurses and staff, excellent care. The words I often hear describing our staff include: remarkable, amazing, and caring. As healthcare providers, the work you do can be challenging — yet you get[…]

  1. Carol Lacher: Deb, Thank you for an excellent write-up during the holidays about the COPE team. You are amazing in telling the…

  2. Rita Rohme: Deb, thanks for sharing this! This is so true and a wonderful reminder, as well!

After giving birth at AAMC, new mom writes, “everyone I came into contact with was professional, kind, patient and warm”

This handwritten letter was delivered to AAMC’s president and chief executive officer, Tori Bayless — now we are thrilled to share it with you. This new mom will always have positive memories of the birth of her first child because of our amazing team. Thank you for creating a culture[…]

Donate socks, hats, gloves and undergarments for youth and children in our community

Support the well-being of children and youth in Annapolis by donating a new pair of socks, gloves, hat, or undergarments. Please bring your department’s donations of new items to the Rotary Room on Wednesday, December 21, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Thank you for your support and generosity!  – The[…]

Dec. Journal Club: Improving Safety Culture in the Labor and Delivery Setting

Improving Safety Culture in the Labor and Delivery Setting Presenter: Michele Bauer, RN, staff nurse, WSU (BSN Candidate) Monday, December 19, 2017 12-1pm South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Please join us to discuss these articles: Predictors of Likelihood of Speaking Up about Safety Concerns in Labour and Delivery Transforming[…]

Thousands of scholarship dollars to be awarded to AAMC Nurses in school — apply here.

Established in 1990 as a memorial to Marlene Reiter, RN, a staff nurse at AAMC, the nursing scholarship program is designed to encourage and support AAMC employees who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Last year, the Foundation awarded 18 $5,000 scholarships! To be eligible for a[…]

It’s that time again! Nursing Excellence Awards 2017 – nominate here!

Do you know a wonderful nurse, technician, patient care secretary, or customer service representative? Nominate a colleague online or submit paper nominations to your director. Nominations are due by Monday, February 13, 2017. Paper copies are below, electronic copies will be available soon. Contact Gena Kosmides at gkosmides@aahs.org with questions.[…]

Patient gives “high marks” to Edwards Surgical staff for excellent care

A letter of thanks from an AAMC patient and donor. Recently I had the occasion to have significant surgery at the Edwards Surgical Pavilion. the procedure was performed by Dr. James York of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine. I would give very high marks to all the staff and every facet[…]