Our Project Has Come to Conclusion

It is time for the HRSA Team to sadly say goodbye. After four years of working to improve and increase the utilization of interprofesional collaborative practice and teamwork in our hospital's Medical and Surgical units, we bring our projects to conclusion. We saw many changes in our organiztions, personnel, and culture over those three allotted years, plus a No-Cost Extension of one more year. We rose to many challenges and adapted to continue implementing these projects in the name of improving health outcomes and patient-centered care, as well as working conditions for all members of our interprofessional teams. We strived to give voices to those who were previously undervalued and underengaged, including the patients themselves. We are so grateful for the opportunities we had to impact our organizations, and to bridge gaps by building a stronger academic-service partnership. Thank you to all leadership and staff members who supported this grant and its initiatives! 

Team Members left to right: Program Manager, Kayla McCormick; Principle Investigator, Dr. Aletha Rowlands; and Co-Investigators Dr. Kari Sand-Jecklin and Dr. Jon Wietholter.
Team Members left to right: Principle Investigator, Dr. Aletha Rowlands; Co-Investigator Dr. Jon Wietholter and Dr. Kari Sand-Jecklin; and Program Manager, Kayla McCormick
Team Members left to right: Co-Investigators, Dr. Kari Sand-Jecklin and Dr. Shanthi Manivannan; Principle Investigator, Dr. Aletha Rowlands; and Program Manager, Kayla McCormick
By: Kayla McCormick