Celebrating nursing excellence: Magnet site visit recap and next steps

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Last week was one filled with pride for Anne Arundel Medical Center. On July 21, 22 and 23, we had our Magnet® site visit—a critical step in our journey to Magnet recognition.

What is Magnet? The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes … learn more

Clatanoff Pavilion undergoing “refresh”

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Exciting news: The Clatanoff Pavilion, where much of Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Women’s and Children’s Center is located, is getting a refresh. We are creating a more welcoming, secure and contemporary environment for patients and families.

Construction began July … learn more

Drs. Park and Belyansky direct advanced hernia surgical symposium

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Adrian Park, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery, and Igor Belyansky, MD, director of the Abdominal Wall Reconstruction Program, led the surgical symposium “Advanced Hernia in General Surgery” on June 26 and 27. The event, which attracted … learn more

Duplicate Test Orders: C-reactive protein (CRP) and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR)

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

The AAMC Laboratory Utilization Committee has identified an approximately 70% duplicate test order rate for CRP and ESR.  This is clearly too high.  While there are certain clinical indications for ordering both tests, in most instances the CRP is the … learn more

AAMC practice guideline for universal screening of new colorectal cancer patients with molecular testing for Lynch Syndrome (LS)

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

The AAMC Laboratory Utilization Committee, after consultation with representatives from gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, colorectal surgery, and our genetic counselor, endorses a policy of universal molecular tumor testing for Lynch Syndrome in newly diagnosed colorectal cancer patients under 70 years of age.  … learn more

Lab Test Ordering: Choosing Wisely

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

As we increasingly focus on ways to provide safer, higher-quality care to patients, we are finding ways to reduce waste in healthcare resources. A Laboratory Utilization Committee has been gathering since February 2014 and is tasked with providing our clinicians … learn more

MDICS Selected as a 2014 Washington Post Top Workplace

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

MDICS (Physicians Inpatient Care Specialists) is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Washington Post Top Workplaces in 2014.

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted … learn more

Brian Kahan, DO, authors article in “Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America”

by Medical Staff Office on July 29, 2014

Click here to read the article, “Cancer Pain and Current Theory for Pain Control.”… learn more

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