Texas Healthcare Facility Receives Grants

July 29, 2010 in Health Care

Scott & White Hospital

Temple, TX (NursingSalary.org) – Three grants have been awarded to Scott & White Healthcare. Amounting almost $2M, the funds will provide grounds for building up educational support to students in nursing schools, as well as financing a senior health research center and treating child abuse.

The funds are to be distributed among the three objectives as follows:

  • Approximately $563,000 will go towards education to allow future registered nurses to cover tuition and living expenses. This should help nursing students to attend more classes rather than work to earn their living throughout college. The grant is offered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in partnership with Temple College and the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
  • Nearly $1,000,000 will be used for senior healthcare research. The grant comes from the National Institute of Health and will help Scott & White Healthcare establish the Community Research Center for Senior Health in Texas. The project is supported by a the joined efforts of the the Texas aging service network and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health. The new service will analyze social and behavioral issues that affect the aged people in the community and attempt to come up with solutions.
  • $312,000 will go towards child abuse research and education. The grant will help the Child Abuse Support Center at S&W’s Children Hospital establish the Medical Child Abuse Resources and Education System (MEDCARES). The program will include a partnership with Fort Hood’s Darnall Army Community Hospital for research related to preventing shaken baby syndrome (SBS) and analyze its impact on child abuse fatalities. MEDCARES will offer round the clock support and medical assistance to abused and injured children.

The grants will help Scott & White increase their efforts in providing the community with quality services. S&W Chief Academic Officer Donald E. Wesson expresses his delight in an interview:

We’re pleased and encouraged that our system and staff have been selected to lead this research into some of society’s most pressing issues: nurse education and the health and welfare of our most vulnerable: senior citizens and children. We look forward to sharing the results of these grants with the Central Texas community.

Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic dates back from over 100 years ago. It was grounded in the late 1800s and has expanded in 15 regional clinics, serving more than 2,000,000 patients in the Central Texas region.

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