Serving our global community: AAMC nurses travel to the jungles of Nicaragua for a medical relief mission

Evelyn Farkas, RN, and Carly Hresko, RN, both Mother Baby nurses, spent 12 days assisting a medical relief team in the jungles of Nicaragua. This particular trip was a humanitarian mission, giving aid to a community recently hit by a devastating hurricane. “We treated the ill, we held the children,[…]

  1. Melody Eckman,RN: I work on mother/baby with Carly and Evelyn and they work so hard to make this trip possible. Evelyn has…

Hackerman-Patz House Open House and referral contest — win a spa gift card!

January 30, 2017 is the 4th Anniversary of the Hackerman-Patz House. To celebrate, we are hosting an open house and launching a special contest for the nursing staff! Win a gift certificate for a spa treatment at Even Keel Spa. Simply refer patients and their families to stay at the Hackerman Patz[…]

  1. David Michaels, Manager: 7 Days left to refer and be entered in the Spa Drawing Referrals given so far in the Month of…

  2. Amy Lopes: Why is this only open to nurses?

    • David Michaels, Manager: Hi Amy Thank you for your post. We are doing the contest by groups/departments and the nursing staff was first…

  3. janice adams: this place is helpful for everyone. The problem that we see sometimes is they do not have the money for…

    • David Michaels, Manager: Hi Janice Thank you for your post. 3 1/2 years ago the AAMC Foundation set up a program with the…

After stay in ICU and Oncology, patient’s wife writes, “the professionalism and care was exemplary”

A letter of thanks from a patient’s wife, acknowledging the interdisciplinary team — and the very special individuals — who made her husband’s recovery so successful. My husband was a patient at AAMC twice this year. Both times he was a patient on the Intensive Care Unit and then the Oncology[…]

Shahde Graham-Coker, RN, was one of many nurses who received thousands of dollars in scholarship funds last year. Submit your own application here.

The AAMC Foundation Nursing Scholarship application is now available! The deadline to apply is February 13, 2017. Access the application at together.aahs.org/Departments/Nursing. Here’s how Shahde Graham-Coker, RN, a nurse on the Heart and Vascular Unit, benefited from her scholarship: I was truly honored to be awarded the Izzo & Patane[…]

  1. Sheli: YOu GO girl

  2. Liz: Shahde you are an inspiration to us all!!!!! Love that pic!!!!

  3. Jessica: Shahde you look amazing in this pic!!! I look up to you and I will apply

  4. Melissa: Love ya Sha!!!!!!!

  5. Brandy Brown: So very proud of you, Shahde!

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Nursing Grand Rounds – Grey’s Anatomy versus Real Life Residency: Everything You Need to Know about Graduate Medical Education at AAMC

Grey’s Anatomy versus Real Life Residency: Everything You Need to Know about Graduate Medical Education at AAMC Friday, February 24, 2017 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Doordan Institute Beginning this year, AAMC will welcome it’s first surgical residents. Join us to learn more about the role and scope of residents on the[…]

A new grandmother writes in to thank those who helped welcome her granddaughter into the world: “All the staff and the doctor were astounding — professional in every way.”

The birth of a baby is always something to celebrate. We are so happy that we helped add to this grandmother’s joyful experience! This letter is to inform you of my appreciation for your facility during the birth of my granddaughter. She was born in the Birth Center, all the[…]

  1. Jill Smitley: Thank you for your kind words. It is so encouraging to us when patients and families take time to write…

January Journal Club: Impact of an enhanced recovery protocol on length of stay, complications and direct costs after colorectal surgery

Standardization of Care: Impact of an Enhanced Recovery Protocol on Length of Stay, Complications, and Direct Costs after Colorectal Surgery Presenter: Kaitlin Shapelow, AGNP-PC Monday, January 16, 2017 12-1pm South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Please join us to discuss this article: Standardization of Care: Impact of an Enhanced Recovery[…]

Certified nurses, plan to attend the Nursing Certification Social on March 16

Certified nurses, please join us for Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Nursing Certification Social. Come and be recognized for your professionalism, leadership, and commitment to excellence in patient care! Nursing Certification Social Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:30 – 11:00 am The Doordan Institute Breakfast served. Registration will begin at 8:00am. Please[…]

Involved in quality improvement in your area? It could be featured at AAMC’s first Quality Improvement Showcase!

Anne Arundel Medical Center is holding its first Quality Improvement Showcase during Hospital Week – May 2017.  We are looking for teams of all sizes, departments and disciplines to present projects or research studies that demonstrate quality improvement. Have you: …reduced readmissions? …reduced hospital acquired infections? …reduced injury falls on[…]

  1. Asher Borradaile: I work in the ED and we are constantly working on improvement projects. I am the chair of the ED…