Memorial Hermann to participate in advanced practice nurse project
Memorial Hermann Hospital has been selected to participate in a project designed to increase the number of advanced practice registered nurses in the Texas Gulf Coast and country.
The $200 million Graduate Nursing Education Demonstration was initiated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Memorial Hermann was the only hospital in Texas selected to participate.
According to a press release, the program's goal is to increase the number of APRNs in the area by 400 over a four-year period/ a 64 percent increase over the current level.
"This is great news for our system and the Texas Gulf Coast Region," Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Hermann said in the release. "I am extremely proud that our hospital was one of five in the country to be selected to participate in this exciting and extremely beneficial project.
"Memorial Hermann is committed to excellence in education," he continued. "I am confident that this program will be successful and that the APRNs will be well-trained and prepared to offer quality health care services to the growing number of Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries in the region."
To implement the program, the hospital will partner with schools of nursing at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas Women's University and Prairie View A&M University, in addition to 50 community-based care centers.
Memorial Hermann Hospital is located at 21 Gessner Road, Houston.
For more information, visit www.memorialhermann.org.
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