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.… learn more

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 … learn more

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 … learn 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” … learn more

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.… learn more

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 … learn more

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. … learn more

Strategies for optimizing staff safety in a Radiology Department (Practice Policy and Quality Initiatives)

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

“Employees in a radiology department are exposed to multiple risks, including injuries due to radiation exposure, poor ergonomics, or repetititve stress; those caused by wearing lead aprons or moving heavy equipment for portable studies; and needle sticks resulting in exposure … learn more

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