Research Update: New Options for Treating Prostate Cancer

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

Men with prostate cancer that is resistant to certain treatments and who are at risk for developing advanced disease now have a new option. The AAMC Research Institute is enrolling prostate cancer patients (whose cancer has not yet spread) in … learn more

Dr. Joe Moser Retires from AAMC

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

After 40 years of leadership and service, Sr. Vice President of Medical Affairs Dr. Joe Moser is retiring from Anne Arundel Medical Center this November.

Dr. Moser joined our medical staff as an OBGYN in May 1975. He was chief … learn more

Thank You, Heidi!

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

After 16 years of service, Heidi Katz, supervisor, Physician Relations, has retired. Heidi joined AAMC in 1999 as a marketing associate supporting Health Care Enterprises’ (HCE) physician recruitment efforts (now Physician Enterprise/Anne Arundel Medical Group) and field-based promotion of programs … learn more

AAMC Heart and Vascular Unit Earns Excellence Award, Highest Ranking

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

The Heart and Vascular Unit was recently recognized with an Excellence through Insight award for “Overall Inpatient Telemetry Patient Experience” for a large hospital by HealthStream, Inc. AAMC was awarded this honor for its commitment to excellence in patient care. … learn more

AAMC Only Maryland Hospital Named Most Connected by U.S. News & World Report

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

AAMC has been recognized as one of the most connected hospitals for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report, the only Maryland hospital to receive this recognition. The U.S. News Most Connected Hospitals list recognizes hospitals whose excellence in patient … learn more

AAMC Appoints New Chief Nursing Officer

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2015

Barbara Jacobs, RN, joined Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) as chief nursing officer (CNO). In this position, Jacobs will oversee the next strategic nursing plan and lead patient care and wellbeing initiatives. Jacobs succeeds Sherry Perkins, PhD, RN, who will … learn more

Practice guidelines for perioperative blood management: an updated report by the ASA task force on perioperative blood management

by jmiller on November 13, 2015

“The purposes of these updated Guidelines are to improve the perioperative management of blood transfusion and adjuvant therapies and to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes associated with transfusions, bleeding or anemia.  The updated ASA practice guidelines differ from those … learn more

“Diagnostic accuracy of digital screening mammography with and without computer-aided detection” and accompanying editorial, “Is it time to stop paying for computer-aided mammography?”

by jmiller on November 12, 2015

Article concludes “Computer-aided detection does not improve diagnostic accuracy of mammography.  These results suggest that insurers pay more for CAD with no established benefit to women.”  (JAMA Intern Med, Nov)  Click here to read full text.… learn more

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