Thursday, June 23, 2011

The First I in INQRI

INQRI co-director Mark Pauly often talks about the importance of the "first I in INQRI," which is interdisciplinary.  We believe that there is much to be gained by colleagues from different backgrounds collaborating to advance the science and improve care for patients.

So, we were pleased to read about two Robert Wood Johnson (RWJF) alumni teaming up to emphasize the importance of interprofessional collaboration.  A physician, Sara Pendleton, M.D., is an alumnus of the RWJF Clinical Scholar program, and Charlotte Mather, M.B.A., R.N., Interim Vice President of Nursing, is an alumnus of the RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program.

Their practice at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Michigan features new outpatient breastfeeding clinics, where Pendleton, the center’s pediatric medical director, works with nurses who are lactation consultants to treat mothers and babies at the same time. The hospital benefits from the partnership through increased revenues associated with providing physician services to mothers and babies.

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