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Righttime Medical Care prepared to treat Ebola if needed

Righttime Medical Care prepared to treat Ebola if needed

| October 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

Righttime Medical Care, one the region’s largest urgent medical care providers, is preparing for the threat of the Ebola virus. Righttime’s clinical and support teams will professionally and safely address all patients who call or visit the company’s Care Centers, in line with evolving CDC guidelines. Righttime is actively coordinating with local hospitals and health […]

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AAMC opens mental health clinic

AAMC opens mental health clinic

| October 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

According to the most recent community health needs assessment conducted by the Healthy Anne Arundel Coalition, more than half of the respondents cited mental health among the most concerning health issue facing the county.  In response, Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has opened an outpatient mental health clinic in Annapolis. The new practice, Anne Arundel […]

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AAMC’s nursing professionalism honored

AAMC’s nursing professionalism honored

| September 28, 2014 | 2 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its patient- and family-centered care, nursing professionalism and teamwork. Magnet recognition is determined by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®, which ensures that rigorous standards for nursing excellence are met. With this credential, AAMC joins the Magnet community—a select […]

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AAMC receives quality improvement award

AAMC receives quality improvement award

| September 24, 2014 | 1 Comment

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC)  recently received the 2014 Delmarva Foundation Excellence Award for its quality improvement efforts. The honor was awarded to two dozen individual Maryland hospitals that excel in patient safety and quality improvement. To receive the award from Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care and the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Maryland, the […]

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Happy 35th to Hospice of the Chesapeake

Happy 35th to Hospice of the Chesapeake

| September 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

Hospice of the Chesapeake announced today that it will celebrate several significant milestones on Friday, September 19, 2014, the organization’s 35th anniversary. Over the last twelve months, Hospice of the Chesapeake has cared for more than 5,000 individuals through its many programs and services including hospice care, grief and transition support services through Chesapeake Life […]

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AAMC named ‘Most Wired’ hospital for 5th time

AAMC named ‘Most Wired’ hospital for 5th time

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) was recently honored on the national “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems list for a fifth time. AAMC was recognized for its use of technologies, such as electronic medical record tools that assist physicians, nurses, and patients communicating efficiently. Hospitals & Health Networks sponsors the annual Most Wired Survey, an […]

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35 treated for chemical exposure at Camp Letts in Edgewater

35 treated for chemical exposure at Camp Letts in Edgewater

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thirty-five people have been transported to area hospitals following an exposure to chemical fumes at the pool at the YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater. Just before 10:00 a.m. Anne Arundel County Fire Communications received a 911 call advising of a possible chemical incident at the pool on the property of Camp Letts, located in the […]

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AAMC recognized for patient visitation policy

AAMC recognized for patient visitation policy

| July 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Maryland, (AAMC) was recognized recently by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC) as a Better Together exemplar hospital for excellence in engaging patients and families as partners in patients’ care. One of the key elements of this effort is eliminating restrictive visiting policies and welcoming patients’ families […]

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Hospice seeks volunteers

Hospice seeks volunteers

| June 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Hospice of the Chesapeake has numerous volunteer opportunities available in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties. Volunteers play a vital role on the hospice team by visiting patients, supporting caregivers, serving as counselors at grief retreats, organizing fundraisers or assisting in our offices or helping at our resale shop.  Become a hospice volunteer if you […]

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Pathways receives substance abuse award

Pathways receives substance abuse award

| June 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

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 the year.  […]

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Hospice of the Chesapeake fetes volunteers

Hospice of the Chesapeake fetes volunteers

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hospice of the Chesapeake volunteers and staff recently celebrated National Volunteer Week (April 6-12) at the nonprofit’s annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon held April 6 at the Westin Hotel in Annapolis. Attended by approximately 175 Hospice of the Chesapeake volunteers, among them were this year’s Spirit of Hospice Award recipients Richard “Dick” Sickels of Edgewater and […]

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Hope House Treatment Center Achieves Platinum Status With Optum

Hope House Treatment Center Achieves Platinum Status With Optum

| January 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

With the continuing escalation of costs and the myriad issues surrounding the delivery of health care, it seldom seems there’s a positive story about health care that is news worthy. But one local mental health facility has been recognized for delivering highly effective inpatient care while doing so in a cost-efficient manner that is having […]

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Samaritan House Celebration Highlights Expansion Progress

Samaritan House Celebration Highlights Expansion Progress

| June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over 400 friends and supporters enjoyed an afternoon of food and fun at the annual Samaritan House picnic. The eight-acre campus of the Samaritan House, a residential care facility for men suffering from alcohol and drug addiction located just off Forest Drive in Annapolis, was open to former and current clients, families and community members […]

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Dogwood Acres Selects Hospice For Caring Canines Program

Dogwood Acres Selects Hospice For Caring Canines Program

| June 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

The canines at Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat of Davidsonville have a new Caring Canines program to bark about with seven certified pet therapy teams to enrich the lives of those in the community who are suffering. The pet retreat has partnered with three area nonprofits including Hospice of the Chesapeake, where they are forming a […]

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AAMC Opens Patient Centered Geriatric Unit

AAMC Opens Patient Centered Geriatric Unit

| May 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) recently opened its Acute Care of the Elderly (ACE) unit. The ACE unit offers a specialized model of care for older, hospitalized patients with acute illness. The 30-bed unit is one of 13 in Maryland. “Many times, highly functioning older adults are admitted to a hospital for a few days […]

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Hospice Of The Chesapeake To Celebrate Volunteers

Hospice Of The Chesapeake To Celebrate Volunteers

| April 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

National Volunteer Week is April 21 – 27, 2013 and Hospice of the Chesapeake is honoring its core of dedicated volunteers who provide support, companionship and dignity to members of the community facing serious and life-limiting illness. “We could not do the work we do without the gifts of time and talent from our hospice […]

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Anne Arundel Medical Center Opens Hackerman-Patz House

Anne Arundel Medical Center Opens Hackerman-Patz House

| February 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center’s (AAMC) Hackerman-Patz House is now welcoming patients and their families with a home away from home to rest, relax and regain strength while staying close to the hospital. The Hackerman-Patz House is made possible through a $2 million donation from Willard Hackerman, president and CEO of Whiting-Turner, and his wife, Lillian […]

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Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Now Available In Anne Arundel

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery Now Available In Anne Arundel

| February 2, 2013 | 3 Comments

Two Annapolis surgeons, Dr. Maria Scott and Dr. Heather Nesti of Chesapeake Eye Care & Laser Center, are the first doctors in Anne Arundel County to offer patients bladeless Laser cataract surgery. Leading cataract surgeons around the world consider this advanced procedure the wave of the future. Based on the same technology used for bladeless […]

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AAMC Celebrates 10 Years Of Emergency Cardiac Intervention

AAMC Celebrates 10 Years Of Emergency Cardiac Intervention

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of a heart program that has saved more than 1,000 heart attack patients. The program is a partnership with local emergency medical services (EMS) and paramedics who perform electrocardiograms (EKG) in the field to determine whether a patient will benefit from emergency cardiac catherization to […]

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Anne Arundel Medical Center Recognized for Chest Pain Response

Anne Arundel Medical Center Recognized for Chest Pain Response

| October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The golden hour of the time a patient with chest pain receives rapid diagnosis and treatment is the difference between life and death. Opening a patient’s artery with an angioplasty balloon 90 minutes after arrival is a standard quality indicator for hospitals nationally. At Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), the average “door to balloon” time […]

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Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging Unveils Latest MRI Technology

Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging Unveils Latest MRI Technology

| September 30, 2012 | 2 Comments

Anne Arundel Diagnostics Imaging (AADI), a subsidiary of Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), has added a state-of-the-art MAGNETOM Skyra 3T Open Bore MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system to boost image clarity, exam speed and patient comfort. It is the only 3T MRI machine in Anne Arundel County. “With this new technology, we are seeing things […]

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Pathways Drug & Substance Abuse Center Celebrating 20th Anniversary

Pathways Drug & Substance Abuse Center Celebrating 20th Anniversary

| September 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Pathways Drug & Substance Abuse Center located in Annapolis, Maryland, is celebrating 20 years of providing inpatient and outpatient alcohol and drug treatment programs for adolescents and adults with a substance use disorder. “Since 1992, our dedicated professional staff has provided thousands of patients with compassionate care and ongoing support to enable a path to […]

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