Everything’s coming up Daisies!

Our latest daisy award winner is – Teresa Putscher, RN Outpatient Oncology On October 9th, Teresa was surprised by friends and staff in the outpatient oncology lounge and awarded the Daisy Award for Nursing Excellence. The DAISY Foundation and award was established to recognize extraordinary bedside nurses, honoring the compassion, knowledge and[…]

  1. Jenn Castricone: Congradulations Teresa, I can't think of anyone more deserving of this award then you.. I am so Happy for you.

  2. carol Namo: Teresa, congratulations! What a wonderful surprise this must have been. I know how humble you are. I can't think of…

  3. Sue Lee: Congratulations, Teresa!

  4. Mary Cohn: Congratulations,Teresa! We are so fortunate to have such a great, compassionate nurse like you. I am so happy for you!

It’s a SMART thing to do

Last year, Anne Arundel Medical Center was one of just 20 hospitals in the country to be awarded a Picker Institute Always Events® grant. These grants define elements of the patient experience that should be part of every interaction between a patient and/or family and the healthcare system. Our institution created[…]

Quick thinking PCTII comes to the rescue

A big shout out to Melody Wucsina, PCT II on MSU for thinking fast, acting fast and staying calm! While caring for her patients, Melody heard someone calling out for help. She rushed to find out what the need was and saw an elderly man who was in tears, saying[…]

  1. Maureen: You are the best!

  2. Mary Cohn: Way to go Melody! You are the best! I can't imagine how grateful the couple must be that you were…

  3. Kim Belair: Great Job!!!

  4. saisa neel: Melody----You made it MORE than Great!!! Saisa Neel, Observation Unit

  5. Christine: What a great example of quick thinking, fast action, followed by lots of compassion! Thanks Melody.

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JSU recognized for exceptional care

A grateful husband praises the care his wife received on JSU. My wife was admitted to AAMC for a lumbar fusion and spent four days being cared for by the Joint and Spine Unit. The hospital staff – the physicians, nursing, and support services, made our stay as pleasant as[…]

  1. Geri: We always hear great things about the care on JSU! Keep up good work to care for our patients in…

  2. Christine Schaeffer: Great job Abbey & Tabatha! Both of you have grown so much over the last year & this goes to…

  3. Tina Andersen: What a great note! Awesome job Abbey and Tabatha!

  4. Adele Greenis RN BSN Spine Program Coordinator: Kudos to Tabatha and Abbey! They are two of our newer nurses on JSC who have transformed into exceptional nurses.…

Jazmin Manlapaz, RNIII, MSU wins the Academy of Medical/Surgical Nursing Clinical Leadership Award

Congratulations to Jazmin Manlapaz RNIII, Medical/Surgical Unit, for receiving the Clinical Leadership Award for Medical/Surgical Nurses! Given by the Association of Medical/Surgical Nursing (AMSN), this award acknowledges nurses whose leadership qualities emulate the highest of professional standards and have improved the image and practice of medical/surgical nursing. Jazmin was presented[…]

  1. carol Namo: Congratulations, Jasmine! You are an inspiration to me. Thank you for your tireless efforts and your wonderful outlook. Keep up…

  2. Tina Andersen: Congrats Jazmin! What an honor!

  3. Marianne McKiernan: Congrats Jasmin!!! Well deserved!

  4. Debbie Sears: You are so deserving of this award Jaz! congrats

  5. Marna Ross: Congratulations on a well deserved honor!

    • jazmin manlapaz: thank you, it's really an honor to receive this award.

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Rub-a-dub-dub, be safe in the tub

Bathing our Babies in Formaldehyde?  Not any more! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of the “Greening the Nursery” workgroup and the Materials Management team, AAMC is one of the first Maryland hospitals to offer a safer product to our littlest patients. In 2009, articles emerged showing Johnson & Johnson baby[…]

  1. carol Namo: This information is awsome. Great research and great decisions. Thanks. I think all of us need to be more aware…

Catch those UTIs! MSU leaps into action!

The ON THE CUSP (Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program): STOP CAUTI (Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection) national initiative, strives to eliminate CAUTIs in Maryland. The Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), the Maryland Patient Safety Center (MPSC) and the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care are providing consultation and coaching for Maryland hospitals that[…]

  1. Mary Cohn: I am so proud of the way the staff took this project on and made it a success not just…

  2. Beth Rowse: The MSU Cauti Cusp Team truly are "Stars" leading the way in the prevention of UTI's at AAMC!

  3. Christine: This has been a very succesful nurse and PCT led project. Our team has come together and really made this…

  4. Ann Marie Pessagno: Remarkable story of owning an issue and executing actions to make sustainable improvements. Way to go MSU team!

  5. Kelly Swan: Congratulations, that's awesome!!

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Do you hear what I hear???

Recently, I was making my rounds when I heard lovely singing coming from the Observation Unit. I followed the melodious tune to Rm 147 and what I saw brought tears to my eyes. Julia Shartung, RN Flex Unit was singing to an elderly couple who were celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary[…]

  1. Stephanie Harmon: What an amazing story and a beautiful gift for this patient and her husband on their anniversary!

  2. chamrock: Tears fill my eyes just reading this! Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, Deb, and thank you, Julia for…

  3. Betsey Lewis Snow: What a wonderful story of the magic that happens at AAMC each day. It is positive magic that touches lives…

  4. Silvia Faria: This is such a heartwarming story! Thanks so much for sharing. We really do have the best job ever!

  5. Monica: Beautiful!

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