“Back to School Basics” on July 28 – meet with school reps, ask questions, grab a meal

Back to School Basics Tuesday, July 28, 2015 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “Drop-in” hours in between each session Rotary Room Attend a one hour session that will answer your questions about going back to school, such as transfer credits, prerequisites, start dates, application and[…]

Nursing Councils Report for May

Nursing Research Evidence-Based Practice Council Chair: Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN Co-Chair: Cheryl Briggs, BSN, RN The June Journal Club was led by Rae Leonard, Abuse/Domestic Violence Coordinator, who reviewed an article on intimate partner abuse. The Journal Club meets on the third Monday of every month from 12-1pm in the South[…]

July 20 Journal Club (with author CJ Rovaldi!): The Effect of an Interdisciplinary QI Project to Reduce OR Foot Traffic

“The Effect of an Interdisciplinary QI Project to Reduce OR Foot Traffic” by Catherine J. (CJ) Rovaldi, MS, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Paul J. King, MD, was published in the June edition of the AORN Journal. At our next Journal Club, we’ll welcome CJ for an in-depth discussion during AAMC’s[…]

AAMC Nurses help Lighthouse residents move towards self-sufficiency

In May, members of AAMC’s Community Service Initiative (CSI) and our Charge Nurses collaborated with the Light House, our community partner, to successfully organize and arrange the first Transition to Housing project. This project supports Light House residents as they move toward self-sufficiency. The AAMC team assisted a women and[…]

  1. Brandy: Great to hear this! I know it was as meaningful to you as the givers as it was to the…

Professional Power Hour on July 1: The Clinical Ladder and You

The Clinical Ladder and You Wednesday, July 1, 2015 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. 2nd floor Conference Room, South Tower Speaker Melanie Lee, MSN, RN, CPN, Clinical Educator, Pediatric Inpatient/Emergency Department Maybe you’re thinking about taking your first step onto the Clinical Ladder. Or maybe you’re ready to step up to[…]

Navigating a “new norm”: Kathy Evans, RN, shares the story of her grandson’s journey with Type 1 Diabetes

Two years ago my grandson, Tristan, was diagnosed with Type l Diabetes. Read about his initial diagnosis here. As a nurse, I think I was more scared than his parents. I’m thankful I work at AAMC and have the support of a wonderful staff to help me through this situation.[…]

  1. Kathy Evans: Thank you Dianne for all your support.

  2. Charlotte Wallace: Your courage inspires me Tristan!

    • Kathy Evans: Thank you Charlotte. It has been an amazing journey.

  3. Amy Cratty: So happy to hear his journey is going so well. What a brave little boy!!

    • Kathy Evans: Thank you Amy for all you do. You are an inspiration.

  4. Dianne Jones: Your grandson is very brave. Nice story Kathy

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Patient writes Outpatient Rehab built “the best version of me there has ever been”

This may be one of the most beautiful letters of thanks we have ever received. To Rebecca Gondak, Megan Connelly and Heidi Giard, it is clear your passion for your work changes the lives of your patients. We thank you and are proud to work alongside you as part of[…]

To WSU nurses and techs: “I felt like I was in a family environment, not just part of their workday,” writes cancer patient

Props to WSU nurses and techs, as well as our wonderful nutrition and housekeeping staff. In this letter from a recently diagnosed cancer patient, she shares that during a difficult time, you really made a difference. I came to Anne Arundel Medical Center for a mastectomy and tram flap rebuild[…]

  1. Jennifer Smell: This is a terrific complement! Wonderful work, everyone! Thank you for creating a welcoming environment for patients and their families!

  2. Mary Hantske: Great job WSU staff! You make me proud to be a nurse!

CJ Rovaldi, MS, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Paul King, MD, published in AORN journal

“The Effect of an Interdisciplinary QI Project to Reduce OR Foot Traffic” by Catherine J. (CJ) Rovaldi, MS, MBA, BSN, RN, CNOR, and Paul J. King, MD, was published in the June edition of the AORN Journal. Read the abstract below or click here for the full article. Abstract: We[…]

  1. Charlotte Wallace: So proud of you CJ and team! The ripple effects of your work will go far and wide.

  2. Brittany Manning: What a huge accomplishment after a long 3 year project, congratulations Cj and the rest of the Quality Team!

  3. Terri Ridel: Congratulations and thank you for your dedication to improving patient care.