YWCA TWIN Award to Pathways Director
From left are Martha Smith, president, Anne Arundel Community College; Martin L.
Doordan, president and CEO, Anne Arundel Health System; Helen Reines; and Joyce Phillip, president of the Board of the YWCA Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
Helen Reines, R.N., executive
director of the AAMC Pathways
Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Program, has received the 2008
TWIN Award at the annual Tribute
to Women and Industry celebration,
sponsored by the YWCA of
Annapolis, Anne Arundel County
and Anne Arundel Community
College. TWIN (Tribute to Women
and INdustry) honors women at
managerial, professional or executive
levels who have contributed
significantly to their companies’
AAMC Health Services ? Kent Island
Hundreds of Eastern Shore residents enjoyed
the AAMC Health Services ? Kent Island
grand opening last summer. Guests toured
the new facility, met the physicians and
office staff, attended health seminars, and
received health tips and information. From
left, Queen Anne’s County Commissioners
Gene M. Ransom III, Carol R. Fordonski, Paul
L. Gunther and Board President Dr. Eric S.
Wargotz presented a plaque commemorating
the opening of the new building to
Martin L. Doordan, president and CEO of
Anne Arundel Health System. For more information
about AAMC Health Services ? Kent
Island, visit www.aahs.org and click on the
link to Kent Island.
Thank You, AAMC Patients!
AAMC has received the Excellence
through Insight award for Highest
Community Perception of Quality
among Suburban/Urban Hospitals by
HealthStream Research, a national
independent health care research
organization. The award is based on
satisfaction surveys completed by
AAMC patients. This honor is a
source of great pride for AAMC,
whose employees have cared for generations
of families for more than 106
years. Thank you, AAMC patients, for
continuing to place your trust in us!
Donate Platelets, Blood at AAMC
Blood donor technician Ruth Walter attends blood and platelet donor Scott McRoy
during a recent donation. The platelet separator is in the background.
Scott McRoy, featured on the cover,
was donating blood one day at AAMC
when he noticed the donor center’s new
platelet machine. When he learned that
platelets collected are used for oncology
patients, he became a regular platelet
donor. Patients undergoing chemotherapy,
radiation or organ transplants are
unable to produce enough platelets and,
without a transfusion, life-threatening
bleeding can result.
The platelet collection process,
apheresis (ay-fer-E-sis), takes about an
hour and a half, depending on the donor.
Platelets have a five-day storage life, so
regular donations are critical to help this
vulnerable patient population. Even better,
donors can donate platelets and
whole blood at the same time.
The platelets and blood you donate
at AAMC stay at AAMC, directly benefiting
our patients—your family,
friends, and neighbors. Please make a
convenient appointment by calling
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