Baylor Scott & White Healthcare recently donated an entire shipment from their Faith in Action Initiatives (FIAI) Department to Bangalore Baptist Hospital. Additionally, they provided over $8000 funds to ship the equipment to India!
Many of the supplies and much of the equipment will be used in the new Simulation Education and Research Centre for Nursing Excellence funded by a US Agency for International Development (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), Baylor University and Bangalore Baptist Hospital.
More information about BSWH and FIAI can be found at: https://www.baylorhealth.com/About/Community/Outreach/FaithinActionInitiatives/Pages/Default.aspx
Stancey Smith is a junior nursing student at The Samford University Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing in Birmingham, Alabama. She was the recipient of the Global Missions Scholarship that allowed her the opportunity to participate in an 8-week internship at Bangalore Baptist Hospital in India. Stancey contacted Samaritan Medical Outreach Ministries to facilitate her internship. Stancey interned from June 17th – August 11th 2015.
When asked what impacted her most about this experience she stated, “I was most impacted by the sense of community in the labor room. The doctors and nurses truly work together as a team, striving to provide the most effective care to both the mothers and newborns. I found the staff and students to be welcoming and eager to teach me new ways to care for patients. Every staff member that I came in contact with, whether doctor, nurse, or administrator, showed a combination of professionalism and care that I will never forget.”
Dr. Eric William Nelson recently served at Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) in the Medical Anesthesia Department. Dr. Nelson practices cardiothoracic anesthesia at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in the Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Department. While at BBH, Dr. Nelson gave educational lectures on cardiopulmonary bypass, management of patients with pacemakers and defibrillators during the perioperative period, management of patients with left ventricular assist devices for non cardiac surgery, and perioperative management of patients with vascular disease, coronary disease, valvular heart disease, and arrhythmias.
Dr. Nelson resides in South Carolina with his beautiful family (pictured below). Wife Melissa, and sons Evan (age 8) and Alex (age 6) accompanied Dr. Nelson to India where they were immersed in Indian culture and made many new friends. When asked what impacted him the most about India and BBH, Dr. Nelson stated “the love and caring demonstrated by the physicians at BBH was a lesson in humility. They truly do anything they can for their patients and desire to constantly improve quality and access to care.”
Dr. Jennifer Shearer, Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Nursing recently received a grant to purchase a human patient simulator for the Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing (RANSON). Dr. Shearer was able to provide on site training to the RANSON faculty during a resent visit to India.
This grant was funded by the MUSC Global Health Program. Dr. Shearer also enjoyed visiting with her friend Leena Raj, the Principal at RANSON. Jennifer stated “My recent trip to Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) was very memorable. First, because I was reunited with a wonderful friend, Leena Raj, who is the Principal of the Nursing Institute. Her Christianity shines and she easily captured my affection. It was also memorable because it was the implementation of a project several years in the making.”
Overseas Institution – Bangalore Baptist Hospital
The Rebekah Ann Naylor School of Nursing
Dr. Thomas Naveen, CEO of BBH
Dr. Rebekah Ann Naylor with Nursing Faculty at BBH