January Journal Club: Brief Mindfulness Practices for Healthcare Providers – A Systematic Literature Review

Brief Mindfulness Practices for Healthcare Providers – A Systematic Literature Review Presenter: Cathaleen Ley, PhD, RN; Director, Nursing Quality and Research Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 12-1pm South Tower, 2nd floor conference room Access the article here. Save the date for next month’s Journal Club on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, presented[…]

Remembering our colleague and friend, Bob O’Bryhim, RN

AAMC lost a wonderful colleague, nurse, and friend last week. Bob O’Bryhim, RN, passed away on December 20, 2017 and he will be deeply missed by our entire community. Bob began his tenure at AAMC in 1995, when he completed his senior practicum in the ICU and was then hired[…]

  1. Jo Ross/retired in 2010,as hospital operator: I spoke to Bob on several occasions during my time as hospital operator. He was so full of life, laughter.…

  2. Tuesday Tynan: Bob will be missed by his co-workers and patients. Wishing his family and friends peace and comfort.

‘Twas the night before Christmas in the PACU

It was late December 2016 in the PACU. As the end of the day neared, the staff were eagerly anticipating a holiday tradition — nurse Melissa McCullum’s annual rendition of the Christmas song, Sleigh Ride. The PACU was empty… except for one patient, a young man from another country who[…]

  1. Viviane Chan: A very nice story, thank you guys! Merry Christmas to you all!

  2. Jen Berry: The PACU staff does an amazing job every day caring for their patients, but this example of thoughtfulness really is…

  3. Tina Andersen: This is a beautiful story! You guys are amazing!!! :)

  4. Kathy Cacioppo: You guys are AWESOME!!! Merry Christmas!!

  5. Mary McLean: What a wonderful gift you gave that patient. This story is the true meaning of Christmas. Hope all of you…

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The Little Powerhouse Across the Street

(Above, blog author Jennifer Wallace is third from the right, pictured with members of the CEPD team.) I’ve worked at Anne Arundel Medical Center for 13 years and have visited the Clinical Education & Professional Development (CEPD) office multiple times to pick up an NRP book or get my cardio[…]

  1. Tina Andersen: Thanks for recognizing this amazing team!! They are truly incredible people and we are lucky to have them supporting us…

Nurse Mentorship Workshop — help a new nurse grow!

Mentorship Workshop Thursday, January 25, 2018 8:30-10:30 a.m. Belcher Pavilion, 7th floor Are you passionate about nursing? Would you like to help a new nurse grow? Learn effective communication techniques, how to embrace generational and personality differences, and the benefits of mentorship at AAMC. Please register by Friday, January 19[…]

It’s that time again! Nursing Excellence Awards 2018 – Nominate Here!

Do you know a wonderful nurse, technician, patient care secretary, or customer service representative? Nominate a colleague online or submit paper nominations to your director. Nominations are due by Friday, February 16, 2018. Contact Gena Kosmides at with questions. Please do not include PHI in your nomination. Nursing Excellence:[…]

Thousands of scholarship dollars to be awarded to AAMC Nurses in nursing school — apply here.

Established in 1990 as a memorial to Marlene Reiter, RN, a staff nurse at AAMC, the nursing scholarship program is designed to encourage and support AAMC employees who are currently enrolled in undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Last year, the Foundation awarded 20 $5,000 scholarships! To be eligible for a[…]

  1. Erica: Good Morning Ms. Kosmides I am going to school for nursing at Anne Arundel Community College my classes start Jan…

    • Gena Kosmides: Hi Erica, I'd be happy to meet with you to discuss your financial opportunities for school. You can contact me…

  2. Heather: Interested in going back to school to become an RN in labor and delivery. I am currently a Medical Assistant…

    • Gena Kosmides: Hi Heather, Feel free to contact me regarding your educational plans. I can give you some advice/insight on educational and…

Going back to school? Join Project Advance! (deadline Dec.15)

The Project Advance (HSCRC) Grant Program is a career advancement program at AAMC that offers financial assistance and mentoring support for employees seeking a degree in the field of nursing. Currently, the program does not cover prerequisites required for acceptance into nursing school. Review the Project Advance Guidelines here. Project[…]