News and Updates

How to book a room at the Hackerma-Patz House

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

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, or call him X410-571-3129.

Meet & Greet on Dec. 19

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

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.

Advancing our cardiac care

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

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.

AAMC re-designated as a Cardiac Intervention Center for next 5 years

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

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.

Caring for patients with advanced complex illness

by Medical Staff Office on December 9, 2014

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.

2015 Medical Staff Appreciation Event

by Medical Staff Office on October 1, 2014

Save the date for this very special night honoring AAMC medical staff on January 17, 2015. Find details here. Formal invitation to follow. For more information, please contact the Medical Staff Office at 443-481-4150 or

Complete the 2014 AAMC Patient Safety Survey

by Medical Staff Office on October 1, 2014

Measuring our “culture of safety” (how we think of and implement patient safety measures) is important to figuring out where we can improve our safety processes and help reduce errors. Complete the confidential survey here.

Quarterly Medical Staff Meeting

by Medical Staff Office on September 30, 2014

October 8, Doordan Institute
5pm: Happy hour and networking
6pm: Chet Burrell, President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield presents “An Update on the CareFirst Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Program.”
7:30pm: Buffet dinner

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