Patient writes, Mary Etta Barbour, RN, and Octavia Gross, PCT, cared “for me as a patient and a person.”

This letter of thanks written by a patient shows the impact two wonderful staff members made during her stay. Mary Etta and Octavia, you rock.  I was recently a patient on the Observation Unit. and would like to particularly commend two members of your staff. Mary Etta Barbour, RN, and[…]

Register for the MNA Annual Convention

Registration is open for the Maryland Nurses Association 112th Annual Convention. Click here to register. Nursing: Advocating, Leading, Educating, Caring October 22 – 23, 2015 Conference Center at the Maritime Institute Linthicum Heights, MD Click here for the Convention Agenda Join our COO/CNO, Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, who will be[…]

September Journal Club: Which compression stockings lower VTE risk in critically ill patients?

Journal article title: Use of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression and Not Graduated Compression Stockings Is Associated With Lower Incident VTE in Critically Ill Patients Presenter: Joyce Bragg, MSN, RN – Clinical Director, Mother/Baby Unit Date: Monday, Sept. 21, 2015 Time: 12-1pm Location: South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Click here for[…]

Adrienne Holmes, RN, nominated by patient, honored with DAISY Award

Pictured in photo above, front: Peggy Holston, Thelma Andres, Sherry Perkins, Adrienne Holmes, Jessalyn Barbour, Lynn Graze. Back: Debbie Whetzel, Cheryl Norton, Catherine Copertino, Madelaine Binner, Tori Bayless. Congratulations to Adrienne Holmes, RN, AAMC’s most recent DAISY Award recipient. Adrienne was surprised by a crowd of Outpatient Infusion colleagues, family[…]

Continuing Education – Diabetes: Before, During and After Pregnancy

All disciplines welcome! Diabetes: Before, During and After Pregnancy  Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Doordan Institute Registration and continental breakfast begin at 7:30 a.m. Join us to learn more about how to care for women with diabetes – pre-conception, during pregnancy and labor, and post-partum. Speakers[…]

AAMC Iron Girls — friends, coworkers, moms and grandmothers — compete together. Why do they race?

Before sunrise on Sunday, August 16, a team of AAMC staff crowded into the transition area at Centennial Park, where about 2,000 bicycles were racked tightly together. They were mentally and physically preparing for a tough morning: a .62mi swim, 16 mile bike ride and 3.4 mile run – and[…]

  1. Charlotte Wallace: Congratulations on being an Iron Girl! Know that you inspire many!

African teen receives life-changing facial surgery at AAMC

Stories like this just make you proud to be an AAMC nurse. Filmon Haile is a 19 year-old from Eritrea, Africa. As a toddler, he received radiation treatment that caused him to have major facial deformities. Many years later, AAMC maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Edward Zebovitz met Filmon while in Eritrea[…]

  1. Anita Smith: We continue to wish Filmon prayers, hugs and well wishes as he continues throughout his recovery.

Congrats to our newest Nurse Residency grads!

Pictured above from left to right: Rachel Lutz (ONC), Emily Weekes (ED), Breanna Oak (JSU), Meredith Herbert (JSU), Katie Manley (ED), Juliana Valeika (MSU), Nate Benefiel (GSU), Jackie Kane (Peds), Jessica Thompson (NCU), Katy Reid (SCU), Bayly Urick (SCU), Rachael Bollinger (ONC), and April Wainwright (SCU). *Not pictured: Jenna Kamp[…]

  1. Mary Beth Tubiolo: Congrats to all the graduates! I really enjoyed spending the year getting to know all of you. Best of luck…

Your smile for the day: Jennifer Watson, RN, takes great care of patients — and trees

OR nurse Jennifer Watson graduated from AAMC’s Nurse Residency Program on June 19, 2014. During the graduation ceremony, Jen and her colleagues all received small tree seedlings, symbolizing their growth over the coming years. On that day, Sherry Perkins, COO/CNO, asked the graduates to take the seedlings home and plant[…]

  1. Mary Beth Tubiolo: Yay! Thanks for sharing, Jen!

  2. jazmin Manlapaz: Lucky You,you have a green thumb ! Congrats on staying with AAMC OR .

  3. marianne mckiernan: So proud of you Jen!