Developing Philanthropic Support for Bayhealth Medical Education

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Developing Philant hropic Support

FOR BAYHEALTH MEDICAL EDUCATION

BAYHEALTH.ORG/FOUNDATION

Bayhealth is driven to bring the nation’s best healthcare to our community. That’s why we launched central and southern Delaware’s first medical residency program. Our residencies enhance access to primary, specialty and emergency care and help us continue to attract high-quality physicians to serve our area.

Approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), our Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine residencies train talented medical school graduates to become exceptional physicians. At the same time, these programs provide expanded and thorough care to our families and neighbors locally. With your support, Bayhealth can continue to grow our programs and develop state-of-the-art facilities to successfully groom the next generation of physicians.

OUR GOALS

To collaborate with surrounding area medical schools to develop a steady pipeline of medical students and residents that will provide care now and in the future

To support the Bayhealth Medical Staff in developing residency programs that further Bayhealth’s mission

To train residents and medical students through programs that benefit the community

To provide state-of-the-art facilities to train residents who will provide exceptional care for the community

BAYHEALTH RESIDENCY PROGRAMS

Based on an identified need for more physicians in central and southern Delaware, Bayhealth is committed to training expert physicians to care for the community at every stage of life. The Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Emergency Medicine Residency Programs focus on innovation to prepare physicians in meeting the needs and challenges of the future. Bayhealth’s residents develop skills in physician leadership to become the best possible advocates for their patients.

Your donation to Bayhealth’s Residency Programs facilitates a new generation of physicians who provide expert and compassionate care through thousands of additional patient care visits in our community each year.

TEACHING HOSPITALS TO BETTER SERVE YOU

For a hospital to go from good to great requires a commitment to the highest caliber of teaching. We aspire to join the ranks of the most prestigious teaching hospitals in our nation. Bayhealth has introduced clinical research to round out the learning environment and improve recruitment efforts.

An obstacle to physician recruitment has been Bayhealth’s distance – more than 50 miles away from the nearest medical schools. Studies show that most physicians go into practice within a drive of an hour or less of their training location. A high-quality residency program improves access to well-trained physicians to care for our community’s medical needs. Most importantly, attracting talented physicians to a teaching hospital is easier when that decision is based on one that delivers high-quality care.

The population in Delaware is growing, resulting in an increasingly urgent need for more physicians. The Bayhealth Residency Programs are bringing talented new doctors to our communities. Our organization is proud to support these vital programs that will benefit the health of central and southern Delaware.

CARE IN NUMBERS

Family Medicine Residency Program

8

NEW RESIDENT PHYSICIANS

The program adds 8 new resident physicians each year

3 YEARS OF PRACTICE

Each resident physician practices for 3 years

24 RESIDENT PHYSICIANS

When the program reaches full capacity, there will be 24 resident physicians providing care to the community

30,000 CARE VISITS

This adds more than 30,000 patient care visits for the community each year

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

Internal Medicine Residency Program

13 NEW RESIDENT PHYSICIANS

The program adds 13 new resident physicians each year

3 YEARS OF PRACTICE

Each resident physician practices for 3 years

39 RESIDENT PHYSICIANS

When the program reaches full capacity, there will be 39 resident physicians providing care to the community

20,000 CARE VISITS

This adds more than 20,000 patient care visits for the community each year

Bayhealth is investing as much as $20 million into capital and program development costs in the residencies and medical student education initiatives. There will be ongoing costs associated with these programs. By supporting this effort, you are directly investing in the future of healthcare in Delaware.

HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD DELAWARE FAMILY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR BRINTHA VASAGAR, MD, MPH, FAAFP, IS DEDICATED TO MAKING PRIMARY CARE FOR ALL AGES ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITY.

DOVER PRACTICE

GOAL: To accommodate the increasing need for primary care in our community.

The new Family Medicine practice adds more than 30,000 outpatient visits to our community each year. There is an urgent need for more primary care physicians in our area. Bayhealth’s Family Medicine Residency Program helps address that need by accepting new patients of all ages. It is the first practice in the area to integrate mental health counseling and offer addiction treatment. They provide obstetrics care for mothers and deliver babies at both Kent and Sussex Campuses.

BAYHEALTH INTERNAL MEDICINE, MILFORD PRACTICE

GOAL: To accommodate the increasing need for internists in our community.

The new Internal Medicine practice adds more than 20,000 patient visits per year for community members in Kent and Sussex County, many of whom have gone without primary care. Patients who are discharged after a hospitalization and do not have an established primary care physician can be referred to this practice to ensure they receive adequate follow-up care to stay healthy.

The overall goal of these residencies is to address the primary care physician shortage in central and southern Delaware by retaining at least 25 percent of the graduating resident physicians to provide continued care in our state.

NATIVE DELAWAREAN JOSEPH M. DEUTSCH, MD, INTERNAL MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR, ENJOYS TRAINING PHYSICIANS AND ENCOURAGING THEM TO EMBRACE THE COMMUNITY.

BAYHEALTH FAMILY MEDICINE,

GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM

We’re expanding access to top-notch surgical services in central and southern Delaware through our General Surgery Residency. This is a five-year program to attract the best and brightest three surgical residents each year.

At the program’s full capacity, a total of 15 resident physicians are trained in the most innovative surgical techniques. At the same time, their skills benefit our community by providing advanced surgical care to meet the needs of many patients.

This program was developed to offer an immersive learning experience with the most sophisticated technology and equipment in the PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth. Simulation training better equips these residents, and other medical professionals working collaboratively in the space, to deliver the high-quality care needed for our community now and well in the future.

GME SIMULATION LAB PROGRAM MANAGER SARAH BEEBE, MSN, CNM, WHNP-BC, CHSE, IN THE PCOM SIMULATION CENTER AT BAYHEALTH

GENERAL SURGERY RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR BRADFORD MITCHELL, MD, FACS, ECNU, (THIRD FROM LEFT) WORKS WITH A DYNAMIC FACULTY IN TRAINING RESIDENTS TO BE CUTTING-EDGE SURGEONS.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM

The Bayhealth Emergency Medicine Residency Program is designed to produce physicians with an expertise and passion for emergency medicine and apply that passion locally. Our existing Emergency Department has more than thirty physicians who serve over 105,000 patients per year. This residency program extends that reach to ensure our community members get timely and high-quality care when they need it most.

This is a three-year program that adds six resident physicians per year, for a total of eighteen at full program capacity. These residents help provide necessary care to an area that is medically underserved. By training more physicians in this important specialty field, we’re increasing the quality of emergency services in our region and the numbers of patients seen in our local emergency departments.

EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM DIRECTOR DEAN JOHNSON, MD, MS, FACEP, IS PASSIONATE ABOUT LEADING HANDS-ON TRAINING TO PREPARE THE NEXT GENERATION OF EMERGENCY DOCTORS.

PROGRAM RESOURCES

Becoming a teaching hospital is a transformative experience for Bayhealth that has elevated our delivery of innovative and high-quality healthcare. The number of medical students at Bayhealth has grown steadily and our residencies are flourishing. Your contribution toward our expanded facilities and resources enables the highest caliber of training for the benefit of our community.

LEARNING SPACES

We have developed new educational spaces at both Kent and Sussex Campuses to foster an optimal environment for healthcare professionals to learn and grow. These include classrooms, offices, conference rooms, and state-of-the-art learning laboratories.

SIMULATION CENTER

A modern high-tech simulation center provides the most advanced resources to train medical students and residents. It also enhances professional development opportunities for the current workforce. The PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth is a more than 10,000 square foot space with the latest in computer simulation and robotics. This type of training provides the best hands-on experiences.

This is a space where clinicians can learn advanced techniques and fine-tune their skills. For example, general surgery residents will develop their surgical skills in various sub-specialties such as urology, colorectal, endocrine, vascular, cardiothoracic oncologic, breast, trauma, and critical care.

The PCOM Simulation Center at Bayhealth enriches the training and continuing medical education opportunities for all Bayhealth staff and learners throughout our region. It benefits healthcare professionals across many disciplines. Teams can use the space to strengthen their ability to work together to provide the safest and best patient care.

The center includes a large conference room, debriefing rooms, emergency bay, and several simulation and skills labs. Simulation labs are designed to house virtual reality technology and equipment such as full-body patient simulation manikins with actual patient care responses. These mimic real situations, including trauma and critical care scenarios. A sophisticated audio visual and software setup allows training to be recorded so learners get immediate feedback.

Your support will help us outfit these spaces with the most advanced technology, equipment, and other resources to take medical training to the next level in central and southern Delaware.

RESIDENT CALL ROOMS AND LOUNGES

Bayhealth offers on-call rooms and physician lounges at both our Kent and Sussex Campuses. These facilities provide an area where residents and medical students can recharge. They enable them to get the crucial rest and relaxation time needed, in between their training experiences, so they can give the best care possible to our patients.

By choosing to financially support these critical facilities, you are helping us accommodate our growing medical education program and attract talented new residents to train at Bayhealth and care for our community.

UNDERGRADUATE MEDICAL STUDENTS

To ensure the ongoing success of our residencies, Bayhealth partners with numerous area medical schools to bring in third- and fourth-year medical students for clinical rotations. Following their rota tions, we hope these students apply for our Bayhealth residency programs.

In 2019, Bayhealth became a formal teaching hos pital by providing training to 11 third-year medical students. These students complete 11 core rotations, each lasting one month. Each day they participate in a morning lecture delivered by an experienced phy sician. A new cohort of medical students joins Bayhealth each summer.

One Student’s Story

In March 2020, Physician Assistant student Kenneth Anderson received notification that his assigned clinical site was to be vacated due to COVID-19. The uncertainty of what would lie ahead was overwhelming. Everyone in the program faced the possibility that their last two core clinical rotations would be cancelled. Despite the efforts of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia to place Kenneth, in the end he received the bad news that a rotation in Emergency Medicine was simply not available in Georgia or Alabama.

With the start of the final rotation rapidly approaching and no site available, Kenneth reached out to Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth. In less than 24 hours Kenneth got the word that he would be working with Bayhealth’s Medical Director of Emergency Services Kelly Abbrescia, DO, and her team of expert emergency medicine clinicians.

Emergency medicine has always piqued my interest. As a Delaware native, I never thought I would get the chance to come back and serve my community or learn from some of the greatest emergency medicine physician assistants in the area. It was an experience I will never forget.

To learn more about how your support can help enhance access to exceptional healthcare and improve efforts to recruit our physicians of tomorrow, please visit Bayhealth.org/Foundation or contact us at Foundation@Bayhealth.org or 302-744-7015.

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