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Investing in Caregivers for Our Future


Donors to Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation play an active role in improving patient care by improving patient care by supporting multiple educational opportunities for health care professionals.

“Continued education through innovative ideas and projects, attendance at conferences and trainings, and real-world experiences allow clinical leaders to grow and better support their staff so they can provide the highest level of extraordinary care to our patients,” explains Amy Robinson, MSN, RN, Manager of Professional Practice Development.

Investing in Caregivers for Our Future NURSING EXTERN SCHOLARSHIP

To provide nursing students with an opportunity to explore various departments and situations in a real hospital setting, Missouri Baptist Medical Center established Student Nurse Extern Scholarships.

Steven Laiderman’s family, sponsored nursing student Kay Satterthwaite, with an Extern Scholarship. Kay said, “no clinical rotation in nursing school can give students what the intensive extern program does.”

Investing in Caregivers for Our FutureADVANCED NURSING DEGREE SCHOLARSHIP

With a daughter who is a nurse, Tom and Noreen Laffey didn’t hesitate to establish an advanced nursing degree scholarship. Jennifer Hawn, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, received the scholarship to complete a Doctor of Nursing Practice. “I hope to be an example of how supporting advancement in nursing education can impact health care delivery.”


To elevate the skills of the critical care team, donors to the Foundation supported a Critical Care Seminar. Ann Ramsey, BSN, RN, who coordinated the seminar which included 90 nurses said, “we’re grateful for this investment that makes the team feel valued and improves skills to better help patients.”


Jennifer Hawn, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, coordinated a first-ever OB Education Seminar, funded by the Foundation. The seminar was focused on preparing 30MBMC Obstetric Labor and Delivery nurses with the education they need to take the Electronic Fetal Monitoring certification exam.


The rehabilitation profession is extremely dynamic and requires a diligent pursuit of best practice research and treatment skills, explains Michelle Wheelehan, clinical program manager for rehabilitation. “Physical, occupational and speech therapy professionals, depend on continuing education to support their growth, development, and licensure in order to care for patients throughout the various stages of illness, injury, and recovery.”

The Foundation supported therapists in receiving specialty training in pelvic floor rehab including pregnancy and post-partum care, bowel dysfunction, female and male pelvic floor pain, incontinence, and new innovative technique of blood flow restriction therapy.


Through the generosity of the Berges Family Foundation, clinical leaders develop operational excellence skills to achieve the most efficient and effective processes for care delivery. Together, the Missouri Baptist performance improvement team and Washington University McKelvey School of Engineering professors have created a curriculum that teaches leaders about the analytics, culture, and optimization to maximize excellence.


Medical staff leaders organized a seminar to comprehend the ever-changing landscape of healthcare in order to make informed decisions as physician leaders. Former MoBap Chief Medical Officer, Mitchell Botney, MD, and his wife Kathryn Botney, MD, established an endowment in the Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation, The Mitchell D. Botney, MD Physician Leadership Education Endowment, that guarantees continuous funding for physician leadership development.

“As clinical leaders of care, it’s crucial for us to understand how to structure care today and in the future. Our goal is to deliver extraordinary care in the most effective way possible. This approach not only attracts patients, but also new caregivers to MoBap. They can witness firsthand that our approach is guided by an evidence-based strategy.” – Dr. Nitin J Anand, Chief Medical Officer for Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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