Celebrating Year 1 as nurses at AAMC! See what their colleagues have to say about these amazing new grads.

Recently, we celebrated the graduation of our Feb 2012 cohort of new grads from our Nursing Graduate Internship, a year-long program that supports the transition of new graduate nurses as they journey from classroom theory to real-life bedside nursing. Together, they’ve studied nursing skills, effective communication, critical thinking—even financial planning[…]

  1. carol Namo: Congratulations! You are wonderful assets to AAMC and to the department you have chosen to be in. I know Tara…

  2. Eve Sage: Congratulation on the success of your year-long program. We are so proud of you. Eve

  3. Ann Marie: Thank You all for a great year. Good luck as you continue to grow!

A patient’s thanks for “heartfelt compassion” & “one last talk with Mom”

A patient’s letter of thanks, sent also to The Capital for publication. I recently suffered a debilitating injury and was admitted to the AAMC for emergency surgery. Their medical care was exemplary, but that’s not why I’m writing. During recovery, I received a tearful call from my father informing me[…]

  1. Jan Clemons: What a great example of how "going the extra mile" really works. Great appreciation to each one involved in this…

  2. Cheryl Bergamaschi: My goose bumps have goose bumps! What an amazing vision of AAMC's continued commitment to our patients and families.

  3. Cathaleen Ley: This is a beautiful story reflecting the compassion of our nursing staff.

  4. Christine Frost: What a great story and a tremendous effort reflecting our commitment to Patient and Family Centered Care on behalf of…

  5. Jeanne Morris: Now THAT is what I call Patient and Family Centered Care! What a beautiful story and kudos to all involved!

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All staff invited to attend “Peripheral IV Therapy: Complication Prevention and Management”

March 3-9 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week – 7 days of recognition, 365 days of commitment to safe care. All hospital staff are invited to join the Quality and Patient Safety Department for a hot topic in patient safety… Peripheral IV Therapy:  Complication Prevention and Management Tuesday, March 5[…]

MAGNET MONDAY: When you love your profession, it’s inspiring! Just ask Josh.

Nurses seeking excellence — what does that look like? It’s an organization that promotes nursing, providing career opportunities and instilling a love for the profession. That’s Magnet. In 2007, AAMC’s surgical services educators responded to the Maryland Hospital Association’s “Who Will Care Campaign” by launching the AAMC Nursing Institute. Offered[…]

HVU and CCU nurses “treated me with the utmost respect and understanding”

We get letters like this all the time — and they always make us smile. A patient’s response to the care she received from her “outstanding” nurses on the Heart & Vascular Unit and the Critical Care Unit. Last year, I suffered a heart attack with multiple complications. I was hospitalized for three weeks,[…]

Don’t wait, nominate today. March 1 is deadline for Excellence Awards.

Do you know a wonderful nurse, technician, patient care secretary, or customer service representative? Nominate a colleague online or submit paper nominations to Jenn Wilson in Clinical Education (Sajak 255) by March 1, 2013. Paper forms will be available on your unit. Click on the links below to complete the form online: Patient[…]


Below, a Magnet moment from Mother Baby that we guarantee will warm your heart. This nurse made an impact on her patient, her unit colleague who sent this in, and now, all of you reading this. What a gift. Happy Magnet Monday! This morning I saw one of our nurses heading into a[…]

Compassion Fatigue. Are you at risk? What can you do about it? Find out at Grand Rounds.

It’s often described as the “cost of caring,” but what exactly is compassion fatigue? Are you at risk? What resources are available to you at AAMC? Find out at Nursing Grand Rounds. Compassion Fatigue: A little goes a long way Monday, March 4 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Doordan Institute Speakers wil[…]

  1. Trish: A lot of us would love to attend these functions but due to working and taking care of patients, going…