Happy Nurse Practitioner Week!

November 11-17 is National Nurse Practitioner Week! Did you know… – There are 248,000 NPs licensed in the U.S. – Maryland was the 21st state to have been granted full practice authority in 2015. – 22 states and the District of Columbia have granted full practice authority to NPs. –[…]

  1. Diana Gomez Barden: Thank you! It is a privilege to be part of the great team @ AAMC!


Nursing Excellence Award nominations and Foundation Nursing Scholarship applications for 2019 are now available.   Do you know a wonderful nurse, technician, patient care secretary, or customer service representative? Nominate a colleague online or submit a paper nomination to Gena Kosmindes at or 481-1541. Nominations are due by February 15, 2019.  2019 Foundation[…]

Antoinette Wallace, LPN, is AAMC’s newest DAISY nurse!

Congratulations to Antoinette Wallace, LPN, AAMC’s most recent DAISY Award recipient. As per AAMC tradition, Antoinette was surprised by a crowd of Neuro Care colleagues and friends who secretly assembled on the afternoon of October 31st to pull off this big surprise. Barbara Jacobs, AAMC’s Chief Nursing Officer, extended her[…]

  1. Lynn: Congrats Antoinette! Even if we haven't worked together in a long time, I know what a wonderful nurse you are…

AAMC nurses serve the community

Several of our AAMC nurses proudly volunteered at the Anne Arundel County annual Homeless Resource Day this past Saturday, 10/27. This is a one day-one stop opportunity for individuals & families experiencing homelessness to access a number of services including medical care. Our AAMC nurses triaged over 150 individuals and[…]

Mission Trips Power Hour

The Clinical Education and Professional Development recently hosted a missions trip power hour were participants learned what it takes to serve on a mission trip. Presenters Monica Mewshaw and Denise Matteson shared their experiences and discussed the various local organizations that travel across the globe to serve those in need.[…]

Retirement Celebration for Denise Matteson, ESP Educator

After 21 years with Anne Arundel Medical Center, Denise Matteson, the Nurse Educator for the Edwards Surgical Pavilion celebrated her retirement on October 12, 2018. Denise has spent her many years with AAMC serving the community, including mission trips to Haiti to provide care to those in need. Denise will[…]

  1. Jo Ann Shelley: Best of luck in retirement and being a grandmother. Thanks for all your help throughout the years. We will miss…

  2. Mary McLean: Denise, Great working with you over the years. Enjoy that little grandchild. Enjoy your retirement!! Mary

  3. Laurie Thompson: Denise, sorry I missed your party!! Best wishes for your retirement. I'll miss you at meetings and when you come…

  4. Geri: Fair winds, friend!

  5. Mary Gwyn: Congrats on retirement. Enjoy your next adventure. mg

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Information Sharing: Improving Communication from a Patient Perspective

Over the past few months, I’ve written both about my experience as a Patient Family Advisor (Breast cancer and the “silver lining” – a Patient Family Advisor’s perspective) and the first of four core concepts of Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) (Dignity and Respect – from a patient’s perspective).[…]

AAMC Magnet® Re-Designation 2019

Anne Arundel Medical Center is proud to be among fewer than 500 hospitals worldwide who have achieved Magnet® designation for the highest level of excellence in nursing care. AAMC received initial Magnet® designation in 2014 and the credential remains valid for four years. Magnet® hospitals must submit new application documents[…]

DAISY Healer’s Touch sculpture unveiled in memory of Bob O’Bryhim, RN.

On Thursday, August 23, family, friends, and colleagues gathered to witness the unveiling of the DAISY Award Healer’s Touch sculpture in memory of Bob O’Bryhim, RN. Bob was a long-time employee of AAMC until his unexpected passing in December 2017. Bob was one of the first celebrated DAISY Award winners[…]