10 Year Anniversary
and Awards Night
March 2, 2013 - Saturday
7:00PM - 11:00PM
903 Dulaney Rd.,
Towson, MD. 21204
Mark Your Calendars
PNAMD Open House
Saturday, February 2, 2013
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
601 Academy Ave.,
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Welcome to the Official Website of the Philippine Nurses Association of Maryland
Message from the President
Fe Nieves-Khouw MSN,RN
PNAMC President 2011- 2012
Welcome to the Philippine Nurses Association, Maryland Chapter's website. I would like to introduce you to who we are and what we do.
The Philippine Nurses Association, Maryland Chapter (PNAMC) is one of 42 chaptersof the Philippine Nurses Association of America. We are an affiliate memberof the Maryland Nurses Association and we have a close relationship with our subchapter, Philippine Nurses Association, Southern Maryland subchapter. This young but dynamic professional organization was founded in 2003 at the time when many new nurses fromthe Philippines joined the Maryland nursing workforce. It aims to enhance the professional image of Filipino nurses in Maryland as well as to provide the needed personal and professional assistance to our colleagues as we make our way and leave our mark on the Maryland healthcare system.
You may ask yourself why you should consider being a member of PNAMC. What is in it for you and how does membership benefit your personal and professional growth? This is avery difficult and highly personal question to answer. I can only tell you my story and why I am now president.
I joined PNAMC in 2003 at its inception mainly at the urging of friends whom I could not refuse.But I did not exert any effort and I was uninterested in active participation. I thought that paying my dues was good enough. After all, the organization was only interested in my money and members were probably friends with whom I do not share anythingin common.
I was wrong! I found this out when another friend worked hard to entice me to be more active in just one committee. I ran out of reasons to say "no" and once again I became active as a favor to afriend. However, as i got involved with PNAMC's activities, I discovered that officers and members are truly dedicated to the enhancement of the the professionalism of Filipino nurses. And that the organization values and promotes colleagueship, recognizesthe contributions of everyone and appreciates the talents of every member, no matter if that talent is clinical, community outreach, dancing or cooking. One was not valued more than the other. And I found out that there is room for involvement at whateverlevel one desires. There is no pressure to perform; there is encouragement to contribute, There is great respect for where people are in their lives and great opportunities to give at a level that does not hurt.
What do I value most about this organization? I value the people. This is a professional organization but it does not mean its members do not enjoy line dancing or get down with salsa or boogie. It has a laser focus on making the world better in everylittle way it can for their members, their families, their parents, for the places where we work. There is much work to do and ample opportunity to explore a place for your interest and talent. All that is needed is the curiosity and willingness to jointhe journey.
Come check us out. You will not be disappointed and it will be time well spent.
PNAMD Delivers the "Gift of Health" to Davao Residents
"Operation Mobile Clinic 2011"
"Together We Can Make a Difference, One Barangay ata time". is the driving force behind the "Operation Mobile Clinic 2011 (OMC/2011) initiative. The PNAMD in partnership with the RotaryClub of Pikesville and Rotary partners, District 7620, spearheaded the donation of a mobile clinic to the residents of Davao City through the San Pedro College Community Extension Services (SPCCES) who will provide the technical, logistical and coordinatethe manpower support throughout the operation. The van is equipped with dental/medical and has laboratory capability. The project will provide free healthcare to thousands of underserved recipients in the remote areas of Davao City, Philippines. The OMC/2011 is the sustainment phase of the medical mission organized by PNAMD in January 2010.
In January 2010, members of PNAMD, conducted its first medical mission in Davao. The medical mission was a tremendous success due to the support and initiativeof local partners : tthe SPCCES, Rotary Club of Waling-Waling and panabo city, District 3860, Department of Health and the local "barangay' officials. Funding to the purchase of medicine, dental supplies and dental care packages was provided by: Rotary District 7620 grant, Rotary Club of Pikesville- Owings Mills, PNAMD volunteers and SPC local partners. Approximately 2,800 adults a nd children received medical and dental care during its three day activity.
Despite of these numbers, many residents were deprived of these vital services due to the distance from the "fixed mission" facilities. Some villages are 25 km away from the nearest clinic. To maximize access to these services on a predictable basis, PNAMD and volunteers formed the "Operation Mobile Clinic 2011" initiative, immediately after their return to the US. An "action plan"was implemented in no time. Global economic downturn and the numerous challenges could not dampen the passion of PNAMD volunteers who witnessed firsthand the images of massive poverty and health deprivation of our less fortunate kababayans.
August 8, 2011, the mobile clinic was completed and inaugurated by the Davao partners with operations to proceed thereafter. A formal dedication is scheduled for February 6, 2012 by the US project partners in conjunction with the San Pedro Alumni Association and PNAMD.
The next PNAMD medical mission will be in Baguio, Philippines, February 2012.For moreinformation on how you can be a part of the PNAMD global nursing initiative, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Sonia T. Neumeier - PNAMD Community Outreach Chair
Rotary Club of Pikesville - Owings Mills, International Project Chair
|PNAA signs Cory Aquino Condolence Book, Philippine Embassy, Washington DC
The philippine Embassy, Washington DC held a memorial mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle for Her Excellency Corazon C. Aquino, President of the Philippines from1986-1992, on August 2, 2009. Cory's photo and a wreath of yellow daisies were placed on the front steps. The mass was presided by Msgr. W. Ronald Jameson with Fr. Jose Opalda as co-celebrant and the Ateneo Alumni Glee Club participated in the liturgy. Thechurch was packed with people wearing yellow and gentlemen wearing black ribbon strips on their left sleeves. After mass was a procession with the picture of Cory and the wreath to the embassy.
At the embassy front lawn, people were asked to sign the guestbook and the association they were representing. Vicky Navarro represented President Leo Felix Jurado and the PNAA. There was a reception and the ongoing signing of the condolence book in the Romulo Hall which was converted to a very solemn and elegantmeditation room with bouquets of yellow flowers. There were books on People Power for guests while waiting to sign. Lights were soft and dimmed with a muted spotlight focused on President Aquino's oil portrait.
PNAA's message to President Aquino's family and the Filipino people:
To the most admired Filipino Heroine of modern times, Cory Aquino:
Our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service to and selfless love of the Filipino people at a time when we needed a leader to keep our democracy alive!
Leo Felix Jurado, President and members of the Philippine Nurses Association of America
Represented by Vicky Navarro, Eastern Region Vice President
|PNAMC was once again at the forefront as the chapter was invited to a reception honoring Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington DC. The event was hosted by Willy Gaa, Philippine Ambassador to theUS, who incidentally read the proclamation written by PNAA in support to the Philippine Veterans from World War II. The meeting was well attended by Filipinos and Filipino-Americans from various walks of life.
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|PNAA National Convention July 15-19 2009 Photos |
|August 28, 2009 - PNAMC Social Committee headed by Love Eugenio and Clarissa Buan in partnertship with Roy Montenegro, committee head for Ways and Means hosted a Saturday fun of bowling at the New Brunswick Lanes in Perry Hall.
Congratulations to our winners:
Ricklove Angobung - Gold 175
Junjie Redondo - Silver 147
Dino "Dynamic" Doliente - Bronze 145
and also, high praises for our female high scorers!
Claire Montenegro - 107
Sonia Neumeier - 100
Special thanks to those who came to play, andfor those who came to cheer us on.
Keep watch - more activities are in line for all of us to participate, relax, bond with each other and share the mission and vision of the Philippine Nurses Association.
ISSUE FOCUS : MEDICARE PORTABILITY
One of the major domestic concerns in the United States is the over-haul of the US health care system, whichincludes the Medicare and Medicaid programs.
The draft legislation on health care reform, at its present state, is focused on more pressing matters within the health care system,i.e, universal coverage andutilization of Medicaid benefits.
Central to the debate on the health care reform aretwo key issues:(1)the apparent staggering cost that would follow the passage of the bill and: (2) who would shoulder thecost for the transformation of the health care system.
|PNAMC was one of the few selected organizations that was invited at the Pre-Inaugural Reception at the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC on January 20, 2009. It was the day prior to President Barack Obama's inauguration in Capito hill. Many Filipino-American politicians and prominent personalities from all over the US were invited at this monentous event. Together with PNAMC representatives at the above picture are the up and rising young singer Charice Pempengco and the Philippine Ambassador to the United States' wife Linda Gaa.
PNA - Maryland Celebrates Achievements of Past Two Years and Inducts New Officers
Fe Nieves-Khouw MSN,RN
December 19,2010 saw one of the biggest snow storms in Baltimore City closing allbusinesses except for hospitals and news agencies. It also closed Martin's West, the venue for PNA-Maryland Vhristmas party. It is a wonder that Dino Doliente, outgoing president of PNA-MC was checking the daily weather forecast for December 18, 2010? It was touch andgo for the snow the first part of the week, but the second half of the week of December 13 was predicted to be sunny, cold but clear of snow. Dino could finally breathe a sigh of relief. All preparations were finalized and the PNA-MC planned to celebrate with a big bang.
December18, 2010 was indeed a special day capping two years of extraordinary activities and accomplishments achieved with Dino Doliente III at the helm. We were heartened that despite prediction of a big snow storms inNew Jersey,cherished friends made the car trip to Baltimore. So did friends from Pennsylvannia, Metro D.C., New England and a dear colleague all the wayfrom Missouri.Of course, friends, family and colleagues from the local Maryland area joined us in thefestivities. Dr. Patricia Travis, President ofthe maryland Nurses Association graced our program as featured guest speaker....read more
PNAMC SPONSORS SAN LORENZO RUIZ FEAST DAY MASS
October 2, 2011 - Today, PNAMC members joined other organizations in Maryland, District of Columbia and Virginia in celebrating the feast day of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino canonized as a saint. The mass was a celebrated at the Cathedral of Mary the Queen in north Baltimore and was attended by hundreds of Filipinos. PNAMC was represented by Board MembersDino Doliente III, Vicky Navarro, Bing Casal, Cindy Kiamko, Lil Salada, Virginia Alinsao, Heidi Franco, Fe Nieves-Khouw and others.
Today's celebration was a culmination of a tridium of prayers. Last Tuesday,September 27, prayers were sponsored by PNAMC and attended by Love Eugenio and Janet Brigoli.
The mass was followed by a fellowship salo-salo where PNAMC served various desserts including cupcakes, cheesecake and donuts. The reception was sumptuous as each organization brought food to share. In the usual Filipino fare, every one left satiated with Filipino food. There was even a show of Filipino dances performed by upand coming young dancers.
|PNAMD meets H.E Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Pictures - July 29, 2009, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, Washington DC |
|Congratulations, Dina A. Krenzischek MAS,PhD, appointed Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing ||