Heartsaver Course

Health notes

June 25, 1991

Anne Arundel Medical Center is offering the American Heart Association "Adult and Pediatric Heartsaver" course from 6 to 10 p.m. July 1 and 15 at the Anne Arundel Medical Center's Health Education Center, Jennifer Road and Medical Parkway in Annapolis.

This basic resuscitation class will provide instruction on one-rescuer CPR techniques for adults, children and infants and foreign-body airway obstruction management. Class discussion will include basic physiology and prevention. Participants successfully completing the course will receive certification.

The fee is $17, and registration is required.

Information: 224-5777.

EQUIPMENT EVALUATED

Anne Arundel Medical Center's Oncology Center recently received a perfect score from the Maryland Departmentof Health and Mental Hygiene in an annual survey of major medical equipment.

Medical facilities throughout the state are required to meet standards established by the department for the operation of equipment valued at over $600,000. The center was evaluated on the use ofits linear accelerator used in radiation therapy.

A healthier work force

Anne Arundel Medical recently opened a new employee-wellness program designed to show employees the relationship between their lifestyle and level of health. For AAMC, the program could result in healthier employees, health-care containment, increased productivity,reduced absenteeism and improved employee morale.

Employee are asked to complete a questionnaire at the time of their annual employee physical.The questionnaire is designed to help them discover more about lifestyle, health habits and family health history.

To encourage employees to achieve a healthier lifestyle, they will receive a 20 percent discount on classes at the Health Education Center and a 20 percent discount on individual dietary consultation.

CENTER DONATES

The Auxiliary of Anne Arundel Medical Center has pledged $500,000 toward the proposed Anne Arundel Medical Center Women's Center planned for the Medical Park on Jennifer Road. The Auxiliary contributed $150,000 toward the two-year goal at the group's recent annual meeting.

The inpatient center will provide comprehensive obstetrical and gynecological care offering labor and delivery, private patient rooms and state-of-the-art technology and treatment capabilities.

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