Dr. Cathy Taylor, dean of the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences and Nursing at Belmont University, and Dr. Thomas Burns, provost, Belmont University, welcomed members of Leadership Health Care (LHC) with remarks on Friday afternoon, just before the group was given a tour of the state-of-the-art training facilities used by students studying physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing and social work.
“Belmont’s nursing program has been in existence for 40 years, and we continue to be a national leader in preparing our students to be critical thinkers and to deliver health care with compassion,” Taylor said. “We focus on the most up-to-date needs of our health care community so that our graduates can serve most effectively in the workforce.”
“The future of health care is about collaboration and cooperation,” said Burns. “We are proud to have members of Leadership Health Care here today, and we welcome opportunities to work together as we develop the next generation of health care talent here at Belmont.”
After remarks and lunch, Belmont students led the group on a tour of the college. LHC members were given an overview of simulation training labs featuring “high fidelity mannequins” that breathe, display life-like pulses and heart tones and react to medication and treatment. Using mannequins in clinical simulations allows students to practice in a safe and regulated environment and to measure and evaluate team communication and reaction times. In addition, LHC members visited training facilities for occupational therapy and physical therapy.
Industry tours are part of Leadership Health Care’s regular programming for members. LHC also hosts executive briefings, a “Fundamentals” speaker series, networking receptions and an annual delegation to Washington, D.C. To learn more about Leadership Health Care and upcoming programs, visit www.leadershiphealthcare.com.
Leadership Health Care was formed in 2002 as an initiative of the Nashville Health Care Council to foster the next generation of health care leaders.