Metro Baltimore Chapter

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President’s Message

As we begin another year, 2017 offers many opportunities for us a Emergency Room nurses.  We are faced with the challenges of increased volumes, increased workload and the most important patient satisfaction.  These issues have been the focus of the Emergency Nurses Association and we the Board of Directors for Metro-Baltimore will continue to keep you informed about what is happening on a national level.  As your 2017 Metro-Baltimore President, I want to continue to look at the issue of membership recruitment and how we can encourage our millennial nurses to take an active role in the great work that their organization has to offer them.  I will continue to meet with Emergency Departments across the Metro-Baltimore Region to help promote our professional organization and to encourage membership and stress the importance of nurses having a voice in their organization to make change.  Simultaneously, I would emphasis nursing culture  and the importance of demonstrating excellence in everything we do.  Having nurses understand that our culture of nursing is based on the way we look, our language, our non verbal language and our actions and behaviors both while practicing and off duty.  Our cultures affects everything we do, from quality of care to service, morale, retention, safety, team work and productivity.  We drive our own culture.  According to the Gallop poll, Nurses continue to be the #1 most trusted profession and we need to maintain that status.  So, my hopes are that I can get out and help spread this message.

We have a great Board this year and one that is eager to represent you as we discuss and make changes to Emergency Nursing practice and help to support/reject legislation that will impact the work we do everyday.

Below is a list of events that are currently planned for both the State as well as Metro-Baltimore. We wanted to get these out to you so you can plan and attend as many of the events as possible to be an active member in your organization and chapter.

February 23rd (6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)- Metro-Baltimore Board Meeting at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center- Dinner served
March 28th (6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)  Spotlight on Emergency Nurses- Maryland State Council- Recruitment Event for Emergency Nurses-Anne Arundel Community College
May 2nd and 3rd- ENA Day on the Hill- please contact Carolyn Sutch at nursuch@gmail.com to register- Seats are limited
May 3rd and 4th- ENA by THE BAY, Maritime Institute….Agenda and Registration information to come
May 4th- Maryland State Council Meeting (following ENA by THE BAY)- Maritime Institute
May 25th  (6:30p.m. -8:00 p.m. )- Metro-Baltimore Board Meeting, Location to be determined
July 29th- Metro Baltimore Annual Crab feast at Ripken Stadium- Tickets available in May 2017—look for more information soon
August 30th- Maryland State Council Meeting- (10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) MIEMSS
September 13-16 Emergency Nurses Annual Conference-St. Louis, MO
September 21st (6:30p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)- Metro-Baltimore Board Meeting, Location to be determined
October 26th (10:00-3:00 p.m.)  MBC Annual Conference 2017, St. Agnes Hospital- Agenda and Registration information to follow
December 7th – (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)-  Metro Baltimore Annual Member Christmas Party/Meeting, Location to be determined

As you can see, there are a lot of opportunities for you to take and active role in the great work that Maryland Emergency Nurses do.  I encourage you each to participate in as many of these events as possible and bring someone with you.  I am open to coming to any of your staff meetings to talk about the ENA and the Metro-Baltimore Chapter.
Simply send me an email to coordinate dates.

In closing, please know that we the Metro-Baltimore Board of Directors is here to represent you and your practice. Please help us by taking an active role in your organization and participate in the events we have planned for you.  When we do not have your input (such as clinical practice issues, position statements etc.) we do what we feel is in the best interest of all nurses in Maryland. The board meetings are designed to allow you to have a voice and help us, help you in continuing to make Emergency Nursing the best it can be.

I hope to see you soon at one of our meetings.

In Good Health,

Gary N Hicks
2017 Metro-Baltimore Chapter President

 

2017 Metro Baltimore Chapter Officers

Gary Hicks- 2017 Metro Baltimore President
Carol Gallaher- 2018 President Elect
Julie Elardo- 2017 Secretary
Caroline Doyle- 2017 Treasurer

2017 Meeting Dates

February 23rd (6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)- Metro-Baltimore Board Meeting at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center- Dinner served
March 28th (6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.)  Spotlight on Emergency Nurses- Maryland State Council- Recruitment Event for Emergency Nurses-Anne Arundel Community College
May 25th  (6:30p.m. -8:00 p.m. )- Metro-Baltimore Board Meeting, Location to be determined
July 29th- Metro Baltimore Annual Crab feast at Ripken Stadium- Tickets available in May 2017—look for more information soon
September 13-16 ENA National Conference 2017-St. Louis, MO
September 21st (6:30p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)- Metro-Baltimore Board Meeting, Location to be determined
October 26th (10:00-3:00 p.m.)  St. Agnes Hospital- Agenda and Registration information to follow
December 7th – (5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.)-  Metro Baltimore Annual Member Christmas Party/Meeting, Location to be determined

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