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

Contextual issues influencing implementation and oucomes associated with an integrated approach to managing pain, agitation and delirium in adult ICUs

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

This has been a very “hot” topic here at AAMC…  This study (Critical Care Mdicine, Sept) was designed to identify which contextual factors facilitates/hinder the implementation of the awakening, breathing, coordination, delirium and early mobility (ABCDE) bundle for guidance in … learn more

Risk of major adverse cardiac events following noncardiac surgery in patients with coronary stents

by jmiller on December 12, 2013

This article (Jama, Oct 7) concludes “among patients undergoing noncardiac surgery within 2 years of coronary stent placement, major adverse cardiac events (MACE) were associated with emergency surgery and advanced cardiac disease but not stent type and or timing of … learn more

Association of nut consumption with total and cause-specific mortality

by jmiller on December 10, 2013

“Increased nut consumption has been associated with a reduced risk of major chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.  Howver, the association between nut consumption and mortality remains unclear.  In two large, independent cohorts of nurses and … learn more

AAMC to develop cancer rehabilitation program

by Medical Staff Office on November 20, 2013

The DeCesaris Cancer Institute and Rehabilitation Medicine are excited to announce the development of a comprehensive cancer rehabilitation program. Carol Tweed, MD, will serve as medical advisor.

Twenty-five clinicians from across the rehabilitation and cancer institute departments have been selected … learn more

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 herelearn more

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