the torch Spring 2017, Issue 1 - Page 19

Patient-centered communication has a positive impact on patient satisfaction and well-being , treatment adherence , selfmanagement of chronic disease and improved outcomes of care .
In February , Atul Gawande , M . D ., executive director of Ariadne Labs and author of the bestselling book , Being Mortal , Medicine and What Matters in the End , delivered a keynote address to the Baylor Scott & White community in Dallas to launch the Serious Illness Conversation and Care Planning Program .
“ People have priorities and goals besides just living longer ,” said Dr . Gawande . “ The most effective way to learn about these priorities is to ask people . Yet , we ask less than one-third of the time before people die . When we don ’ t ask , care is not aligned with patient priorities , and the result is suffering .
We chose to collaborate with Baylor Scott & White because of its commitment to being the first system in the country to make sure we ask . Together , we are creating a model of how to transform care and reduce suffering for seriously ill patients not just for Texas , but for everyone .”
Baylor Scott & White is nationally recognized in palliative care . Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas was the first program in Texas – and one of the first 10 in the nation – to receive The Joint Commission ’ s Advanced Palliative Care Certification in 2012 . In 2014 , Baylor Health Care System was awarded the American Heart Association ’ s Circle of Life Award for Best System Level Palliative Care Program .

SAVE the DATE

May 1 , 2017
STUPID STRONG GOLF & SPA EVENT
TPC FOUR SEASONS LAS COLINAS
Benefitting gastric cancer research at Baylor Charles A . Sammons Cancer Center
stupidstrong . org / golf-spa-day . html
May 5 , 2017
NICK GONZALES FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT AND AUCTION
THE TRIBUTE ON LAKE LEWISVILLE
Benefitting brain tumor research at Baylor Charles A . Sammons Cancer Center
thenickgonzalesfoundation . org
May 8 – 10 , 2017
CANCER BLOWS MUSICAL EVENTS
MORTON H . MEYERSON SYMPHONY CENTER
Benefitting Baylor Health Care System Foundation
cancerblows . com
BAYLOR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOUNDATION EVENTS COMING THIS FALL
October 23 , 2017 October 26 , 2017 October 28 , 2017
GRAND ROUNDS ® GOLF TOURNAMENT
DALLAS COUNTRY CLUB
Benefitting medical education at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas
CELEBRATING WOMEN LUNCHEON
HILTON ANATOLE HOTEL
Helping Baylor Scott & White fight breast cancer in North Texas
HEALTHY HARVEST FUN WALK / 5K
BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER AT JUANITA J . CRAFT RECREATION CENTER
Helping Baylor Scott & White fight diabetes and other chronic diseases in North Texas
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