• Resources

    AAMC's Hackerman-Patz House Lodging

    Hackerman-Patz House is a home-away-from-home, providing respite and affordable accommodations to patients and their families to rest, relax and regain strength while staying close to the hospital. You may want to stay here the night before your surgery or your family may wish to stay here while you’re recovering at the hospital.


    MyChart offers patients personalized and secure on-line access to their medical records. It enables you to securely use the Internet to help manage and receive information about your health. Many of our surgeons use MyChart to conduct your post-operative visit via video – so you don’t have to come back to the hospital while you are recovering from your procedure! With MyChart, you can also:

    • Access your medical records from any device – anywhere, anytime
    • Make appointments online
    • Request prescription refills
    • Message your physician
    • Update your health profile
    • Pay your bill online
    • View and download content, such as medical history, imaging reports or lab results

    If you don’t already have a MyChart account, you can register online.

  • Exercise Your Right: Put Your Health Care Decisions in Writing

    Our policy is to place your wishes and considerations at the forefront of your care and to respect and uphold those wishes.

    What are Advance Medical Directives?

    Advance Directives communicate a patient’s wishes regarding health care to all caregivers. If a patient has a living will or has appointed a Heath Care Agent and is no longer able to express his or her wishes to the physician, family or hospital staff, we are committed to honoring the wishes of the patient as they are documented at the time the patient was able to make that determination.

    There are three types of Advanced Directives.

  • Living Wills are written instructions that explain your wishes for health care if you have a terminal condition or irreversible coma and are unable to communicate.

    Appointment of a Health Care Agent (sometimes called a Medical Power of Attorney) is a document that lets you name a person (your agent) to make medical decisions for you, if you become unable to do so.

    Health Care Instructions are your specific choices regarding use of life sustaining equipment, hydration and nutrition and use of pain medications. On admission to the hospital you’ll be asked if you have an Advance Directive. If you do, please bring copies of the documents to the hospital with you so they can become a part of your Medical Record. Advance Directives are not a requirement for hospital admission.

    If you’d like more information or forms for completing a Living Will, Appointment of a Health Care Agent or Health Care Instructions, you may write to:

    Maryland Attorney General’s Office
    Opinions Section
    200 St. Paul Place
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    You may also contact: The Advocacy Department, Anne Arundel Medical Center at 443-481-4821.