Women and Children’s Healthcare and Research Centre (WCHRC)
Bangalore Baptist Hospital in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) and Baylor University is opening the state of the art “Women and Children’s Health Research Centre ” to facilitate quality healthcare for women and children. This new facility has both an Outpatient and In-patient facility in the same building complex. It has an up to date Neonatal Intensive Care unit with 23 beds, 11 bedded Pediatric Intensive Care units, and 3 Operation theatres alongside Labour and Birthing rooms. This is a timely much-needed addition to Bangalore Baptist Hospital, ensuring a one-stop-location of facilities under one roof to provide optimal maternal and child healthcare.
Living and Learning Centre (LLC)
Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH), in collaboration with USAID, ASHA and researchers at Baylor University (USA), partnered to realize this Living and Learning Centre (LLC) to serve as a model, innovative facility with smart classrooms, e-café’s and accommodation for 224 nursing and post graduate medical students to learn in their living environment. The smart classrooms are equipped with the latest teaching innovations, technologies, evidence based participatory learning pedagogies, approaches, and practices in medical education, encompassing a total space of 23,000 sq.ft.
Both these projects are funded significantly by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) Program, which provides assistance to overseas schools, libraries, and hospitals to serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices, in partnership with Baylor University. With the addition of the WCHRC state of the art facility, Bangalore Baptist Hospital envisages maintaining essential and advanced maternal and child care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The innovative technology and the infrastructure at the WCHRC will enable BBH to deliver quality care and higher specialty services. The Living and Learning Centre will equip Nursing students to learn in a well-designed e-learning environment.
The details of the inaugural program are attached.
Bangalore Baptist Hospital (BBH) started as an 80 bed secondary care hospital in response to the invitation extended by the Government of Karnataka in 1973. Today it has metamorphosed into a 340-bed tertiary care multi-specialty teaching hospital. ‘Quality with Compassion’ is the underlying tenet and BBH continues to strive to maintain its vision of ‘Healing and Wholeness in the Spirit of Jesus Christ’. BBH has become an institution of repute with many postgraduate residency programs, graduate and diploma nursing, and allied health training programs. Annually 18% of the hospital’s revenue is utilized in concessional care for deserving disadvantaged patients in the main hospital and in the surrounding communities, irrespective of their religion, caste or creed.
For the last 60 years, the ASHA program has shared and advanced the best in American health and education innovations and approaches worldwide, providing assistance to more than 300 institutions in over 80 countries. USAID’s ASHA programs in India have totalled more than $28 million dollars since 1979.
The LLC and WCHRC building were inaugurated today (14 January 2022) at 8:10am in Baptist Hospital Premise with very limited participation. The event was host by Dr. Sheblyand Dr. Lyn Prater, Clinical professor
The staff was joined online to meet the protocol of Covid