The Anne Arundel Medical Center Board of Trustees and Administration invite you to join your colleagues for a very special evening to honor you, as a member of the AAMC medical staff. The 2015 Medical Staff Appreciation Cocktail Buffet Reception is Saturday, January 15, at 5:30pm at the Westin Annapolis Hotel. You should have received your invitation in the mail. Please RSVP by calling 443-481-4710. I look forward to seeing you there!
News and Updates
It’s all new–a gala and a bash! The AAMC Foundation’s Gala has been a much-anticipated event in this region for nearly 50 years. In 2016, we will celebrate the golden anniversary of this popular event with the aptly titled Heart of Gold Gala, celebrating cardiac care in our community.
In an effort to preserve and advance the pageantry and fun that has made the gala truly spectacular for half a century, the AAMC Leadership and Foundation Board are changing it to a biennial event, with the Heart of Gold Gala to be held in April of 2016. This extravaganza will be chaired by local leaders Mark and Lynne Powell and AAMC Heart Institute Medical Director Jerry Segal, MD, and his wife Heidi Segal. Stay tuned for news about exciting changes to this event, including a fabulous new location.
We are also pleased to announce that in the years when there is no gala, the AAMC Foundation is launching a new event beginning this coming spring right here in Annapolis. Get ready for Denim & Diamonds, a night of fun, food and dancing under the stars. This new twist on the old fashioned tent party will feature fabulous cuisine, a great band, unique auction prizes, and a “come as you like” theme. From your favorite pair of denims to your best cocktail dress, everything is “in” at Denim & Diamonds. We are pleased to announce that veteran Gala committee member and past Auction Co-Chair Claudia Boldyga and her husband RxNt President Randy Boldyga will chair this new event.
Please save the date for the Denim & Diamonds Bash Saturday, April 25, 2015. This event celebrates the renovation of the Clatanoff Pavilion at Anne Arundel Medical Center.
For more information about both events, including advertising and sponsorship opportunities, please email Kendra Smith Houghton, AAMC Foundation @ email@example.com.
The Hackerman-Patz House, located across from the hospital, offers affordable guest lodging and a supportive community environment for families and patients in need. Whether it is an early morning surgery, ongoing treatments or to be near a sick loved one, the house is a comfortable, more affordable alternative to a hotel.
Reservations can be made by calling the house at 410-571-3100, Mon.-Fri., 9am to 5pm. For emergency reservations after hours or on weekends, call security at 443-481-6999. Rooms are assigned on a priority basis and confirmed prior to arrival. Questions? Email David Michaels, house manager, firstname.lastname@example.org or call him X410-571-3129.
Mitch Schwartz, MD, and Ken Gummerson, MD, invite all medical staff members to join their friends and colleagues in the Hospital Pavilion South medical staff lounge on December 19 between noon and 2pm. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss ideas, issues, and medical staff news with Ken and Mitch. We look forward to having you join us for this friendly, open discussion.
Last week, we submitted a letter to the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) outlining our intent to fi le a Certificate of Need in February 2015 to implement a cardiac surgery program. Our Certificate of Need must be approved by the MHCC before we can start providing cardiac surgery. This is just one step in a multi-year journey to expand and improve cardiac care for patients and our community. AAMC Already provides a range of quality cardiac services, but cardiac surgery is the missing link for a comprehensive program.
The Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) has re-designated AAMC as a Cardiac Interventional Center for the next fi ve years. This important designation means AAMC meets state standards to receive patients transported by EMS who are experiencing a STEMI. When EMS providers identify a STEMI patient they take them to the closest designated Cardiac Interventional Center, bypassing non-designated hospitals. Congratulations to everyone on our cardiac team for their continued hard work and dedication in providing the highest level of care to our heart attack patients, and re-earning this recognition.
The December issue of In Practice, AAMC’s community provider publication, features three medical staff contributors Lou Lukas, MD, chief medical officer of Hospice of the Chesapeake; Pat Czapp, MD, chair of clinical integration; and Aimee Yu, MD, CCU medical director. These three experts share their expertise in dealing with this challenging patient population. Check it out here.