Patient Advisors

Karen Goldman

Patient/Family Advisor: Improving the Healthcare Experience for Everyone

As one of the founding members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council, Karen Goldman has spent the past four and a half years helping to keep the patient perspective front and center at AAMC. For the past two years, she’s been co-chair of the council, and is passing the[...]

  1. Betty Gilman: As a past 25 year employee of Anne Arundle Med Center I can relate to Mrs Goldmans love and devotion…

  2. Patience Chaplin: Karen Goldman is a friendly, nurturing, got-your-back kind of person. Her leadership shines in the trenches - beside you -…

  3. Sonja: Having met you, I know that AAMC is lucky to have you as part of their mission of health care…

  4. Claire Trazenfeld: Karen, you are perfect for that job, and I am so glad you are involved. I love your line about…

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A Patient’s Perspective

Doctors have come a long way in treating breast cancer, but when Carlette Allen received her diagnosis in late 2009, she didn’t know that. “I was certain I was going to die,” says the 57-year-old Severna Park resident. “I had never known anyone who had survived breast cancer.” “I was[...]

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Supporting Stroke Patients From Their Perspective

Nine years after a stroke left Judy Crane with such severe speech deficits that she had difficulty being understood, the 56-year-old Millersville resident has become an articulate and outspoken advocate for stroke patients. One of 90 patient advisors at AAMC, Judy sits on the stroke advisory committee and the patient advisory[...]

  1. Anne: My brother had a stroke in Connecticut in September and getting rehab at a center. Was wondering if you know…

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Giving Back

Kermitt Wright has had more than his fair share of health problems, from cancer and heart surgery to gallbladder removal. Now in remission, he’s giving back by serving as a patient advisor for the hospital. Once a month, Wright speaks to the new employee orientation class at AAMC. “I tell[...]