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GBMC nurse Ament receives with national award

Erin AmentErin Ament, BS, RN-BC, a nurse on Greater Baltimore Medical Center’s Acute Care for the Elderly unit, has received the  National Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award for 2012.

A resident of the Parkville, Ament has been a nurse for 10 years and has worked at the Towson hospital’s ACE Unit for five years. She has served as clinical unit coordinator since September 2009. After earning her RN degree, Ament achieved certification as a gerontological nurse from the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a member of the national nursing honor society, Sigma Theta Tau.

Ament started her nursing career in acute psychiatric nursing and switched to caring for medical/geriatric patients.

The Excellence in Gerontological Nursing Award is presented by the National Gerontological Nursing Association. The award was established to recognize excellence in individuals who provide care to older adults. This award is intended to honor an advanced practice registered nurse, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and/or a certified nursing assistant who has consistently provided outstanding care to older adults and have been inspirational role models and mentors to other healthcare workers. A second nurse on GBMC’s ACE Unit, Maria Baxter, was also nominated for the award.