Newsletter - in the newshttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the newsen-us2017-10-17T08:21:17.1766478-05:00Standing Ready — Disaster Medical Assistance Teamshttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the news&newsletterid=911/21/2005 12:00:00 AM<P>Wilma. Rita.Kudos for Karenhttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the news&newsletterid=610/5/2005 12:00:00 AM<FONT face=Arial>Sparkle! Karen Hamilton’s eyes, smile, entire face seem to give off light. Posed for a photo between the president and the president-elect of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), she gleams like the Hope Diamond.Scleroderma — Conquering the Unknownhttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the news&newsletterid=89/23/2002 12:00:00 AM<P><EM><FONT size=2><IMG height=99 src="html/NursingSpectrumLogo.gif" width=400 align=baseline>&nbsp;</FONT></EM></P><P><EM><FONT size=2><IMG height=399 src="html/BikeTrip.jpg" width=400 align=baseline>&nbsp;</FONT></EM></P><P><EM><FONT size=2>Despite being diagnosed with Scleroderma, Karen Hamilton, RN, has remained an avid cyclist. Hamilton has riden thousands of miles across several continents to raise funds and awareness about Scleroderma.</FONT></EM> </P><P><FONT face=arial,helvetica size=3>When Karen Hamilton, RN-C, CEN, CRRN, CFRN, MICN, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, was diagnosed with Reynaud’s Disease in 1978, she didn’t think a lot about it.Cycling for a Curehttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the news&newsletterid=79/23/2002 12:00:00 AM<P><FONT face=arial,helvetica size=3><IMG height=99 src="html/NursingSpectrumLogo.gif" width=400 align=baseline></FONT></P><P><FONT face=arial,helvetica size=3></FONT>&nbsp;<IMG height=400 src="html/carebear.jpg" width=400 align=baseline> </P><P><FONT face=arial,helvetica size=3></FONT>&nbsp;<FONT face=arial,helvetica size=3>After she was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1986, Karen Hamilton, RN-C, CEN, CRRN, CFRN, MICN, NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, chose to do what nurses do — she researched the disease she only vaguely remembers being mentioned early in her nursing education. “When I first started reading about it, I panicked,” she recalls.Presenting Our Area’s Best and Brightesthttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the news&newsletterid=46/7/2001 12:00:00 AM<CENTER><P>&nbsp;</P><P>&nbsp;</P><P><IMG height=400 src="html/3874-1.jpg" width=382 align=baseline>&nbsp;<BR>&nbsp;</P></CENTER><P><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=3><EM><STRONG><BR>Winner, Finalists Named for 2001 ‘Nurse of the Year’ Honors</STRONG></EM></FONT></P><P><FONT face=Arial size=3>Just as bright stars light up the evening sky, nurses of excellence light up our profession. During this National Nurses Week, we celebrate the contributions of nurses everywhere.Local Nurses Honored at Awards Luncheonhttp://atspec.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=in the news&newsletterid=56/4/2001 12:00:00 AM<P align=center><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=2><EM><IMG height=242 src="html/4199-1.jpg" width=400 align=baseline>&nbsp;</EM></FONT></P><P align=center><FONT face="Times New Roman" size=2><EM>The Washington, DC/Baltimore Metro Nurse of the Year and the five finalists were honored at a luncheon at the Ritz Carlton on May 9, 2001. At the luncheon, the nurses spoke to friends, families, and Nursing Spectrum staff about their nursing experiences and their passion for the profession.