The Compass Spring 2020 | Page 8

INDUSTRY NEWS A DFW-first in Maternal Care aylor University Medical Center “This designation tells expectant (BUMC) is the first hospital in mothers that we have the robust Dallas-Fort Worth designated capabilities needed to handle all types hospitals in Texas to have earned this level of designation.” as a Level IV maternal care center, the of situations that may arise before, For information on how you can support highest possible designation by the during and after childbirth,” explains women’s and children’s initiatives at Texas Department of State Health Kristine DeButy, director of nursing for Baylor Scott & White, contact Services (DSHS). BUMC Women & Children’s Services. Melissa Dalton at 214.820.2705 “We’re thrilled to be one of only six or [email protected]. “It is our great honor and responsibility to care for mothers and babies, and this recognition is an example of how our multidisciplinary staff continues to work tirelessly for our patients,” says Steve Newton, BUMC president. “Our maternal care team continues to provide safe, quality care while sharing resources, WITH LEVEL IV DESIGNATION, BUMC WAS RECOGNIZED FOR ITS EXPERTISE IN: Comprehensive care  Perinatal outreach training and best practices with other delivery sites across the metroplex.” This newly established maternal Thought leadership BUMC has a dedicated team to provide services and training on safe delivery practices to hospitals and birthing centers throughout the metroplex. that encourages sharing best practices and innovation for the full spectrum of birthing plans both within and outside of BUMC. Transportation standards for women’s and children’s Safe and efficient ground and flight transportation is available for mother and baby from other hospitals during high-risk birthing situations. The medical center offers technologically advanced simulation drills and services programs in Texas to improve maternal outcomes. and postpartum patients and their babies. A symbiotic relationship with physicians and nurses has been established designation program was designed by DSHS to create best-in-practice The facility is recognized for providing comprehensive care for pregnant Continued education  practices to prepare medical staff for all birthing conditions, helping to lower poor maternal outcomes. Health forward. In this issue, we hear from Letter from the Chair Baylor Scott & White is the largest Nick Reddy, chief digital officer, who tells not-for-profit healthcare system in Texas. us how this System is moving forward by In 2019, we cared for more than 7.4 million learning what its patients need, and then patients. We are listening and learning building it for them by harnessing the best each day and working to enhance our in digital technology. This resulted in the services for those we serve. Our System MyBSWHealth healthcare app being rated continues to be a thought leader and is as best in the country. well positioned to advance its research, The innovation won’t stop there. As digital capabilities progress at a rapid clip, changes in options for care delivery and methods and care delivery in the evolving world of healthcare. As one who is intellectually curious, even the way our hospitals are run will be I find there is much to learn about Baylor Life is a journey of learning, and every day greatly enhanced. To make the most of Scott & White. I encourage you to stay brings us something new. Even the things these new offerings, I believe it is important connected and supportive as we pioneer and people we consider familiar to us can for us all to engage and participate in the new frontiers in healthcare. still astound. Baylor Scott & White Health is coming evolution of healthcare. that way for me. Continuous learning about their Whether I experience the System patients and what they need drove clinical through governance, advocacy or use teams to create the special Hispanic Heart of its many services, I am in awe of our initiative, which you also see featured capabilities, the quality of our team, and the in this issue. Understanding that specific ability that team has to serve others. There populations have different propensities is always something new to learn about the toward disease is key. Having a deep excellence that this System delivers. understanding of the cultural and social A desire to learn and innovate is something that drives Baylor Scott & White Thank you for your interest and support. Norm Bagwell Chair, Board of Directors Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation factors that impact how a person will get care is equally critical. 8 To learn more about any Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation initiative, contact the Foundation at 214.820.3136 or email DallasFoundation@ BSWH Write to us at 3600 Gaston Avenue, Barnett Tower Suite 100 , Dallas, TX 75246-1800 .