In an effort to better prepare our students for the working world, the Baptist College of Health Sciences recently hosted its first “Practice and Educational Leadership Summit: An Enculturation Strategy Session.” I joined 50 Baptist Memorial Health Care leaders and 40 Baptist College team members to talk about how we can develop our students and help them adjust to their work environment.
Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey, Baptist College president; Nancy Averwater, vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer; Evan Nelson, manager of learning and leadership development; and I formally addressed the group, then we had great discussions about ways to help and support Baptist College students after graduation.
I spoke to the group about the changes we’re seeing in health care and education and emphasized the importance of being “One Baptist”—a strong, united health care organization prepared to grow and thrive no matter what challenges we face. This practice and educational leadership summit is proof of how completely our team has embraced this concept.
Evan and Baptist College leadership did a fantastic job with planning the event, and I am so grateful that so many of our leaders made it a priority to attend. Thank you for recognizing that the teaching part of our ministry is not only the responsibility of our College, and thank you for helping to make the road a little easier for those who will follow in your footsteps.