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Making Health a Priority

When Nakeya Johnson had her third child in 2010 she knew something had to change. With three small children at home, her health and wellness had taken a back seat to family and work responsibilities. But, on January 1, 2013 Nakeya decided to make a serious commitment to getting healthier.[...]

Man Power

Meet a jovial group of men who jokingly refer to themselves as the “board of directors.” These buddies know that hanging out together is good for their health. They come together regularly to exercise and enjoy lively conversation about health, life, friendships, and family. Watch the video here. Learn more[...]

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Retired CEO shows prostate cancer who’s boss

Just two months before he retired in 2011, Chip Doordan, then CEO of Anne Arundel Medical Center, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. This was not part of the plan for the executive who led AAMC for more than 30 years and who oversaw the hospital’s move from downtown Annapolis to[...]

  1. Jazmin Manlapaz: Glad you are doing well now Chip, take care and keep up with keeping yourself healthy.

Ashley Varner, MSW, MBA, OSW-C
Manager, Psychosocial Oncology

What If Your Friend is the One in Eight? How Can You Help?

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime in their lifetime, and that means almost all of us will know someone who receives the diagnosis. It can be unsettling when a friend or co-worker is diagnosed. You want to do the right thing, but may wonder what[...]

  1. Cathy: You are a gift to so many. Thank you for all you do for our community.

Navigating through Cancer: Stacy’s Journey

Stacy Stewart was a healthy wife and mother of two—until she found out she had breast cancer. Unsure of what to do next, she went to Anne Arundel Medical Center for treatment. While there, she was assigned to Nurse Navigator Kim Stewart, RN, who helped guide her through the turbulent[...]

  1. Cathy: You are like the gift that keeps giving and we are blessed to get to know you and to have…

  2. marie zeffiro: For those of you who guided Stacey and her family you are what Jesus promised us, Angels to guide us…

  3. Margie Baldwin: I know Stacy personally and she is a very strong willed person! You go Stacy!! Awesome family too! Love you…

  4. Wanda Lewis: The nurse navigators are truly awesome. I can't tell you how many times they intervened and helped keep things sane…