Baylor Receives $12 Million Pledge To Benefit Geriatric Patients
Baylor Health Care System Foundation is proud to announce that the Deerbrook Charitable Trust has pledged more than $12.4 million over the next three years to improve care for geriatric patients. This extraordinary commitment will allow Baylor to: 1) create specialized geriatric nursing education programs; 2) refine a comprehensive volunteer program for hospitalized older patients; 3) create education and best practice partnerships with skilled nursing homes; 4) create a consortium with regional geriatric experts in nursing universities throughout North Texas; and 5) assess risks for chronically ill patients and refine a transitional care model to reduce their hospital readmissions and emergency room visits. Read more
Nursing researchers at Baylor help to bring research from the laboratory bench to the bedside to help patients live better lives. They focus on a variety of projects, including basic science, clinical trials, and health care effectiveness and quality-of-care research. Baylor nurses are often honored for their dedication and service to their patients and their profession.
Kerri (below), a Research Nurse at Baylor, was instrumental in leading the preparation, teamwork, and training for Baylor's first islet cell transfer.
Read about the Baylor Health Care System Nursing Research Council.