News and Updates

2,500 flu vaccines provided to community

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

This year, AAMC clinicians provided flu vaccines to more than 2,500 community members through on-campus clinics and events out in the community. This means thousands of potential flu infections—and potential deaths from complications of flu—were prevented.

Holiday buffet: Dec. 19

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

Medical staff is invited to the annual Employee Holiday Buffet for a complimentary meal on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 11am to 8pm and from midnight to 2am (Dec. 20) in the Southport Eatery, Hospital Pavilion South. [Note: The Southport Eatery will be closed for breakfast and to visitors that day. The Garden Café in the Clatanoff Pavilion will be open to visitors and will serve breakfast that day. The Bayside Café in the Belcher Pavilion will also be open to visitors that day.]

Guidelines for pharmacological treatment of GERD

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

From Choosing Wisely®: For pharmacological treatment of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the American Gastroenterological Association recommends that long-term acid suppression therapy (proton pump inhibitors or histamine2 receptor antagonists) should be titrated to the lowest effective dose needed to achieve therapeutic goals. The main identifiable risk associated with reducing or discontinuing acid suppression therapy is an increased symptom burden. It follows that the decision regarding the need for (and dosage of) maintenance therapy is driven by the impact of those residual symptoms on the patient’s quality of life rather than as a disease control measure. >>More

Joint Commission survey a success

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

Our triennial Joint Commission survey occurred the week of November 18. The surveyors were overwhelmingly positive about what they saw and heard. They are taking several AAMC best practices back to the Joint Commission, and named AAMC a “role model” for other hospitals and health systems around the country – an incredible tribute to our employees and medical staff. Our survey results reflect the high-quality, safe care we provide to our patients daily. Thank you for your unending commitment to excellence in quality and safe patient care.

AAMC raises $117K for United Way of Central Maryland

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

We did it. Thank you for your support of the United Way of Central Maryland. Your generosity helped us raise a total of $117,496 for underprivileged Central Maryland residents.

Fish for a Cure reels in more than $220,000 for DeCesaris Cancer Institute

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

Attracting 52 boats, 220 anglers and more than 500 total participants, the 6th Annual Fish for a Cure Tournament proved to be the most successful event to date, raising $220,000 to support cancer programs at AAMC. Cyrus Lashgari, MD, of Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center, took first place catching a 37-inch rockfish. Dr. Lashgari was part of a crew of physicians who chartered a boat for the fishing and caught half dozen stripers. Several teams of physicians raised thousands on behalf of Fish for

the Cure, with Team DESPA coming in third place with $15,000.

Gala sponsorship opportunities available

by Medical Staff Office on December 16, 2013

The AAMC Foundation 2014 Annual Fundraising Gala is Saturday, April 12, 2014, 5:30pm to midnight at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore. The black-tie festivities include dinner, dancing to live music by the band “Right On,” and silent and live auctions. Details about sponsorship opportunities are available here. Download the sponsorship e-form here.

The 2014 Spring Gala celebrates Anne Arundel Medical Center and our “Care Beyond the Walls.” Every year, AAMC contributes tens of millions of dollars in care to the most vulnerable in our community, people living at or below poverty level.  Many of the citizens benefiting from our services are dealing with debilitating physical and mental illness or even addiction. It is philanthropic support that makes this vital care possible.

Tickets are $ 300 per person, for more information on the 2014 Gala call Kendra Smith Houghton, Special Events Officer, Anne Arundel Medical Center Foundation 443-481-4739 or email khoughton@AAHS.org.

AAMC among busiest, highest quality hospitals in Baltimore area

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2013

The Baltimore Business Journal recently noted AAMC as the third busiest hospital (measured by admissions) in the Baltimore region. In addition, we were noted for high quality in maternity care, surgery, and overall quality as rated by patients. Click here to read the article.

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