From my heart to AAMC – A nursing student expresses gratitude for Annette Bargmann & the Special Care Unit

A nursing student’s initial anxieties are washed away by “AAMC culture.” Thanks to Annette Bargmann, RN, and the whole Special Care team for investing in the future of nursing. From my heart to AAMC. When I was posted to SCU for my senior nursing practicum experience, I was anxious and[…]

  1. Lorraine Antel: I, as an 'old' nurse that has picked up some extra shifts in Special Care,can only say....Special nurses work there.I…

  2. Denise Schmitt: What a special student to recognize the gift offered by these seasoned nurses! Great job special care! but, then again…

Top 11 blog entries of 2011

This week, it seems every major news publication, website, and TV show is doing a recap of 2011. Here at the Chat, we also enjoy reminiscing over a year of change, challenge and  achievement. Enjoy re-reading the top 11 blog entries of 2011. Out of 334 stories, these either tallied up the[…]

$60,000 in scholarships to be awarded this year!

In case you haven’t heard, here’s the latest: AAMC Foundation will award twelve $5,000 scholarships this year! Last year, Devra Cockerille, RN, was awarded the Gus & Marjorie Bertliz Charitable Trust for Nursing Advancement & Excellence. She is now halfway through her BSN program – here’s what she had to[…]

  1. Janice Drum: Incredible support for nursing education. The requests for grant funding for advancing degrees have accelerated over the last months in…

Amazing bedside care = 24 DAISY Award nominees last quarter. Nominate a nurse here!

Would you like to recognize your peer for their excellent compassionate care? Nominate an AAMC Nurse for The DAISY Award. The DAISY Award is a nationwide program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by bedside nurses every day. The Daisy foundation started in Pat’s memory[…]

  1. tina andersen: Congrats on your nominations Steph, Steff and Tracie!!! You all deserve this recognition and hopefully the voting committee will catch…

Are you in nursing school? Apply for a Nursing Scholarship!

The Nursing Scholarship Program was established in 1990 as a memorial to Marlene Reiter, RN, a staff nurse at AAMC. Since then, funds have been donated by family, friends and community organizations to continue support of this valued program. The scholarship fund is designed to encourage and support AAMC employees who are[…]

Physicians, nurses and techs across the house get a “doctor’s note” of thanks

This patient family member is also a physician. She wrote in to thank our nursing staff, techs, and physicians for the “extraordinary” care her father-in-law received. We are so honored that a medical colleague notices and appreciates what we do here at AAMC. My recent experience at your Medical Center[…]

ESP gets a nonsurgical facelift

The Surgical Pavilion was granted monetary assistance to refurbish the Perioperative areas, which include Preop, OR and PACU. Renovations were confined to weekends, so each Friday the staff stayed late to remove everything from the area being refreshed. At 5 a.m. on Monday mornings, they arrived well before their patients to put[…]

  1. katie: The staff were selfless in their actions to support the construction workers get this done. Much improved beautiful space to…

Welcome to AAMC’s newest PCTs

Congratulations to AAMC’s newest PCT’s, who recently completed their on-site program and became certified as CNA’s. This week, they joined with chief nurse Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, AAMC colleagues and their families for a graduation ceremony. Pictured here from left to right are Elisa Stanley (Flex), Camilla Smith (5N), Sovann Nhek (ONC), Karla[…]

  1. carol Namo: Congratulations, Sovann. I love working with you. We and the patients are blessed to have you on our unit. I…

  2. Charlotte McLean, RN: Jen and Brett are great to work with. They are both very eager to learn. They both have a terrific…

  3. Janice Drum: Congratulations Karla, Great to have you on our team. Janice

Cheryl Lamon, RN, “upbeat, cheerful, & immediately available,” says patient’s wife

Below, a letter from a patient’s family member, thanking our nursing staff–and especially Cheryl Lamon, RN, of HVU–for the outstanding care her husband received.  I would like to compliment of the nurses who has been taking care of my husband. They have ALL been wonderful, but especially Cheryl Lamon, RN. (My[…]

  1. Liz Lamon-Taylor: Congratulations Cheryl!!! We all feel the same way!!! So lucky to have you in our Family!!! XO, Liz

  2. Cricket: Go Cheryl!!!! That's awesome!

  3. Carol Bell: Congratulations Cheryl! You are an awesome nurse!

  4. Carol Bell: Congratulations to my dear friend Cheryl Lamon! You are the best, and I want you to be my nurse if…

  5. Brandy Brown: So proud to be a one of your peers Cheryl! Your smile is contageous!

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