AAMC Nurses Receive Scholarships Totaling $100,000


(May 18, 2015)—At the Annual Nursing Celebration Dinner held May 7 at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), the AAMC Foundation awarded 20 scholarships totaling $100,000—the most given out in one year— to deserving AAMC nurses to further their education and careers. Scholarship recipients were selected based upon several criteria, including academic achievement, letters of recommendation, …

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Buckley Promoted to Chief of General Surgery


(May 15, 2015)—Brooke Buckley, MD, was recently promoted to Chief of General Surgery at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). Dr. Buckley brings to this role several years of experience in general surgical practice at AAMC as medical director of the AAMC Acute Care Surgery Program. Dr. Buckley has been with AAMC since 2012. She is. …

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AAMC Announces Agreement with Titan Medical Inc. to Develop, Train Surgeons for the Use of Specialized Surgical System


(May 06, 2015) – Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC’s) James and Sylvia Earl Simulation to Advance Innovation and Learning (SAIL) center signed an agreement with Titan Medical Inc. for the development of a comprehensive curriculum for training and performance assessment. The curriculum would be developed for training the surgeons and surgical teams who would use …

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American Heart Association Recognizes AAMC for Coordinated, Efficient Care of Stroke Patients


(April 15, 2015)—Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) was recently recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) for improving the quality of care and outcomes for stroke patients. The recognition is part of the AHA’s “Get with the Guidelines,” an in-hospital program for improving stroke care by promoting consistent adherence to the latest scientific treatment guidelines. …

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AAMC’s ACO to Maximize Outpatient Care Experience, Job Satisfaction With Help of Hitachi Foundation Grant


(March 25, 2015)—Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is 1 of 4 national healthcare systems to receive part of a $1.5 million grant from The Hitachi Foundation. Funding will support programs to provide advanced training of medical assistants who work at primary care practices in AAMC’s accountable care organization (ACO). In medical practices, medical assistants typically …

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Morgan Harris, MD Joins AAMG Neurology Specialists


(March 26, 2015)—Morgan Harris, MD, has joined AAMG Neurology Specialists, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). Dr. Harris is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurologist who graduated from Howard University in 2007. She has advanced training in neurophysiology and is an expert in electromyography (EMG) diagnostic testing, a procedure which assesses the health of muscles …

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Expanded Support for Family Members of People with Substance Use Disorders and Mental Health Concerns


(March 9, 2015) – Pathways, Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) alcohol and drug treatment center has expanded its Family Wellness Workshop program to now include both one day and full weekend sessions. The expansion was made possible with a grant of more than $26,000 from the William J. and Dorothy K. O’Neill Foundation. The program …

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Alperovitz-Bichell Joins Anne Arundel Medical Group


(February 27, 2015) – Kari Alperovitz-Bichell, MD, has joined Anne Arundel Medical Group. She is a primary care doctor practicing at the Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) Community Clinic at the Morris Blum Senior Apartments. Dr. Alperovitz-Bichell received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is passionate about improving access to high-quality …

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Walk-in Clinic Opens in Annapolis Shoppers


(February 23, 2015)— Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) today announced the opening of a new FastCare walk-in clinic inside the Shoppers Food and Pharmacy in Annapolis, Md. The new clinic is located at 2371 Solomon’s Island Road in Annapolis. Anne Arundel Medical Center plans to open additional retail-based clinics in area grocery stores over the …

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AAMC Aims to Bring Cardiac Surgery Program to Anne Arundel County


ANNAPOLIS, Md.(Feb. 20, 2015) — Anne Arundel Medical Center is working to bring a cardiac surgery, or heart surgery, program to Anne Arundel County, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Medicine. As it stands, Anne Arundel County is the largest county in Maryland (population 550,000-plus) without a cardiac surgery program. Today, AAMC filed a Certificate of …

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Temporary Hospital Visiting Restrictions Lifted


(February 20, 2015)—Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has lifted its temporary visiting restrictions that were put in place due to high incidence of flu this season. Read about our open visiting policy here.

Recognition for High-Quality, Rapid Care of Heart Attack Patients


(February 10, 2015)—When it comes to a heart attack, time is muscle. That means the faster a healthcare team can identify the problem and open a blocked artery, the faster oxygen is restored to the heart the more heart muscle is saved. This is why rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients experiencing heart attack symptoms …

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Take Charge of Heart Health at Local Events


Community heart events in February

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AAMC Opens Second Phase of Pasadena Health Pavilion


Orthopedics, sports medicine and physical therapy added to services offered

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Are you at risk for kidney disease? How do you know?


(January 16, 2015)—Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) will host free seminars to raise awareness about the importance of kidney function to overall health. Learn how the kidneys work, what can cause kidney disease, how kidney disease is detected, and what you can do to keep your kidneys healthy. Seminars will be held one Wednesday a …

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It’s a BOY! First New Year’s Baby at Anne Arundel Medical Center Born at 5:01am


Anne Arundel Medical Center is proud to announce the first baby delivered in 2015. Jennifer and Thomas Haslup of Pasadena, Maryland welcomed their boy at 5:01am, weighing in at 7lbs. 9oz. While we need to be sensitive to their privacy, we may be able to coordinate an interview or photograph. If you are interested in …

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Semakula Joins the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center


(December 22, 2014)—Barbara Semakula, MD, joined The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). Dr. Semakula specializes in sports medicine and non-operative care of fractures, osteoarthristis, and joint pain. She is a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine …

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Lynch Joins the Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center


He has an interest in spine intervention and interventional pain management

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Buckley Elected President of Maryland Medical State Society


Dr. Buckley will be the third woman to serve in this position

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Jacobs Joins AAMC as Vice President for Strategic Planning and Decision Support


(December 2, 2014)—Josh Jacobs joined Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) as the vice president for Strategic Planning and Decision Support. In this role, Jacobs will lead program strategies and drive the benchmarking of business objectives. Previously, Jacobs was the senior director of the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Medicare, and Federal Employee …

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AAMC Leads Maryland Hospitals in Bridging People Into Medicaid


New Rule Allows Hospitals to Help Community Members Get Medicaid Coverage Faster

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Patton Named Leader of AAMC Spine Program


Will Provide Leadership and Expertise in Innovative Program

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20th Annual Lights on the Bay


Opens Saturday, November 22 through Thursday, January 1, 2015

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AAMC Recognized for Having One of Nation’s Best Practices in Patient and Family Engagement


Recognition for integrating patients and families as a routine part of health care

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Dr. Fry Joins Annapolis Primary Care


(October 31, 2014)—Family physician Timothy Fry, DO, has joined Anne Arundel Medical Group Annapolis Primary Care, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Fry joins Annapolis Primary Care after practicing several years in Edgewater, Md. He received his medical degree from Western University of Health Science and completed his residency at Mercy Hospital …

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AAMC’s Cancer Center 1 of 6 Nationwide to Receive Award


Association of Community Cancer Centers Honors AAMC’s Geaton and JoAnn DeCesaris Cancer Institute for Its Symptom Management Clinic

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Mayzel Joins Bay Area Midwifery in Annapolis


Her interests include obstetrics, gynecology, reproductive health, and newborn care.

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Ebola Preparedness Update (Oct. 21, 2014)


A multidisciplinary work group has been tasked with Ebola preparations and training efforts.

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Paul King, MD Joins Anne Arundel Medical Group


Specializes in the treatment of disorders of the hip and knee, including joint replacement and reconstruction

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AAMC Opens Mental Health Clinic


Hospital works to establish this resource in response to community health needs assessment

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Reineck Joins Anne Arundel Medical Center Cardiology Staff


Interventional cardiologist with AAMG Cardiology Specialists

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Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Nursing Excellence Recognized with Prestigious Magnet® Recognition


Recognition is a reflection of patient- and family-centered care, nursing professionalism and teamwork

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AAMC Receives 2014 Quality Improvement Award


Hospital recognized for commitment to excellence and to improving the quality of care for patients

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Agrawal Joins Largo Primary Care


(September 12, 2014)—Family physician Meetu Agrawal, MD, has joined Anne Arundel Medical Group Largo Primary Care, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Agrawal joins Largo Family Care having recently completed an internal medicine residency program at St. Agnes Hospital. Dr. Agrawal is practicing with AAMG Largo Primary Care located at 1450 Mercantile Lane, …

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Surgeon Kevin Stitely Expands with New Office in the AAMC Kent Island Pavilion


(September 2, 2014)—Kevin Stitely, MD, a surgeon with Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Surgical Specialists, has opened an additional office on Kent Island at 1630 Main Street in Chester, and is seeing patients there on Fridays. He also sees patients in his Easton office, and at the surgical group’s overall practice based at Anne Arundel Medical …

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Groves Joins Premier OB-GYN in Odenton and Bowie


(August 27, 2014)—Obstetrician-gynecologist Melissa Groves, MD, has joined Anne Arundel Medical Group Premier OB-GYN, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Groves joins Premier OB-GYN after having recently completed an OB-GYN residency program at The George Washington University, where she also attended medical school. Her interests include normal and high risk obstetrics, contraception, …

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Parmer Joins Pasadena Primary Care


(August 15, 2014)—Family physician Lauren Parmer, DO, has joined Anne Arundel Medical Group Pasadena Primary Care, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. Parmer joins Pasadena Primary Care having recently completed a family medicine residency program at St. Luke’s Warren Hospital where she was named co-chief resident and Intern of the Year. She …

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Jim York, MD Joins Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Center


(August 7, 2014)—Orthopaedic surgeon James J. York, MD, has joined The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, a practice associated with Anne Arundel Medical Center. Dr. York joins The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center after 26 years with Chesapeake Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine in Glen Burnie. He specializes in reconstructive shoulder, knee, total joint, and cartilage …

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AAMC Among “Most Wired” Hospitals Nationwide


Most wired hospitals connect providers and patients

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Anne Arundel Medical Center Named Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center of Excellence


July 2, 2014—Earning the designation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery (COEMIGS) requires hospitals and doctors to demonstrate a shared commitment and ability to deliver the safest, highest quality, evidenced-based care consistently. Anne Arundel Medical Center is the second medical center in Maryland to be named a Center of Excellence in …

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Hospital Honored for Eliminating Restrictive Visiting Policies


Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care recognizes AAMC for excellence in engaging patients and families as partners in care

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AAMC Takes Lead Implementing Tobacco-Free Hiring Policy


Revised policy prohibits the use of all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes at all AAMC facilities

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Pathways Receives Substance Abuse Care Award


(June 16, 2014)—Pathways, an affiliate of Anne Arundel Medical Center, earned national recognition for delivering highly effective, cost-effective inpatient substance abuse care. The Platinum award designation by Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral Health, bases its honor on clinical data such as such as readmission rates and the average length of inpatient stays collected throughout …

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AAMG Primary Care Open in Pasadena


(June 6, 2014)—Anne Arundel Medical Group recently opened a new primary care office in Pasadena, Maryland. Led by Stephen Hansman, MD, Pasadena Primary Care will provide quality patient care for the entire family including routine check-ups, consultation for illnesses and lifestyle coaching. Dr. Hansman is a board-certified family physician and a native Marylander. He most …

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Walk-in Clinic Opens in Bowie GiantFood


In-Store Clinic Now Open in Bowie

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Dr. Patel Selected as Outstanding Physician of the Year


(May 28, 2014)—Pulmonary intensivist Kanak Patel, MD, was recently chosen as Outstanding Physician of the Year at Anne Arundel Medical Center(AAMC)—an honor bestowed by the hospital’s nurses. Dr. Patel was the top vote-getter out of 1,000 cast by AAMC nurses, who were asked to nominate a doctor considered a role model and who demonstrates extraordinary …

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Employees Celebrate 40 Years at AAMC


(May 8, 2014)—The year was 1973: President Nixon announced his resignation following the Watergate scandal, liposuction was invented and a gallon of gas cost $0.55. And Doris Diggs of Annapolis and Mike Murnane of Arnold, began their careers at Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC). Diggs and Murnane were recently honored at AAMC’s Employee Recognition Dinner. …

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Auxiliary Honored for Dedication, Service


Annapolitan Ida Marshall Recognized for 41 years of volunteer work

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AAMC Can Help with Medicaid Enrollment


AAMC Providing Medicaid Enrollment Assistance

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Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery Program Receives National Accreditation


Weight loss surgery improves diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure

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