March2017

Patient and fellow nurse says she has “never encountered a group as well trained and proficient as your Joint Center”

We especially enjoy receiving letters of thanks from fellow nurses. Joint Center, you are amazing! I recently had total knee replacement performed by Dr. Paul King. My husband and I want to thank the staff at the Joint Center for the excellent care I received. For the first time in[…]

After ED visit, patient writes, “Months later, I am still thinking of the professionalism I encountered” at AAMC

A patient writes in to thank two wonderful nurses and a fantastic physician, who clearly made a big impact on her experience — so much so that she is still thinking about it months later. Way to go, AAMC team! I am writing to commend the excellent treatment I received[…]

“Navigating the Suicide Crisis” has been rescheduled for 4/6

The presentation “Navigating the Suicide Crisis”, which was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for: Thursday, April 6, 2017 1:30-2:30 p.m. Doordan Institute Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States. It is the second leading cause of death for ages 44 and under.[…]

Order fresh fruits and veggies online — then pick them up at AAMC’s Farmers Market!

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)  is a way for local farmers to partner with consumers and provide them with fresh local food. CSA members pay for their share in the beginning of the season, thereby giving the farmer a means to purchase seed and plant the crops. This partnership between CSA[…]

E.A.R.T.H. Advisors support environmental health initiatives at AAMC. Membership opportunities available!

Anne Arundel Medical Center proudly embodies a sustainable healthcare agenda for our staff, patients, community and surrounding ecosystem. Environmental Action Relates to Health (E.A.R.T.H.) Advisors support environmental health initiatives, educational programs and stewardship of our natural resources. The E.A.R.T.H. team evaluates and identifies environmental factors and conditions that affect human[…]

Free educational event on child abuse this Thursday, “Speak Up… Speak Out”

One of the best tools in fighting child abuse is having the ability to recognize it when it’s occurring. In the Speak Up…Speak Out program, the signs of abuse and neglect are discussed and case studies are provided. Please Join The Blue Ribbon Project on Thursday, March 23 for our next[…]

Professional Power Hour – The Hackerman-Patz House: What you should know and don’t

The Hackerman-Patz House: What you should know and don’t Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Hackerman-Patz Great Room Speaker David Michaels, Manager, Hackerman-Patz House Field trip! The Hackerman-Patz House is less than a five minute walk from most areas in the hospital. Please join us there for a[…]

March Journal Club: Brush up and down and all around – the impact of oral hygiene on pneumonia risk

Brush up and down and all around – the impact of oral hygiene on pneumonia risk. Could it be that simple? Presenter: Jean Murray, MSN, RN, CIC, Director, Infection Control Monday, March. 20, 2017 12-1pm South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Please join us to discuss this article: Prevention of[…]

Everything you need to know for the 2017 Nurses Week Video Challenge

For this year’s video submission: Tell a story about your unit appreciation and things that you do well or want to celebrate (i.e. Patient Satisfaction, WellBeing). 1.    Include a favorite song from the past or a current top hit. 2.    Make sure to include the AAMC lantern (spatula, lacrosse stick[…]

Patients who are satisfied have better….

Evidence tells us that patient satisfaction is linked to better quality outcomes. A recent decrease in patient satisfaction scores, specifically related to communication, prompted the development of the new Service Excellence Framework I.C.A.R.E. Please join us to learn more about how applying the fundamentals of  I.C.A.R.E. improves the satisfaction and[…]