Collaboration Agreement Between Johns Hopkins Medicine And Fundacion Santa Fe De Bogota To Focus On Research, Nursing
An expansion of collaborative projects involving Fundacion Santa Fe de Bogota (FSFB), one of Colombia’s premier health care institutions, and Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI) will continue for another 10 years under an agreement signed Feb. 18, 2013, in Baltimore, USA. The collaboration agreement detailing joint efforts in research and nursing, among other areas, was signed by Steven J. Thompson, chief executive officer of JHI, and Juan Pablo Uribe, chief executive officer of FSFB.
“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to strengthen our collaboration with one of Colombia’s most prestigious medical institutions as it expands its clinical and research work,” says Thompson. “We are especially delighted that research projects and nursing initiatives will be at the core of this work. We are proud to be part of FSFB’s efforts to enhance health care delivery, patient safety and education in the region.”
The two health care leaders’ initial collaboration agreement, signed in 2011, focused on training and clinical services programs. Under the new, 10-year agreement, Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty and experts will share their expertise to enhance FSFB’s emergency department, physician training, leadership initiatives for nurses and hospital expansion. The relationship will provide opportunities for joint research in intensive care and urology. Facilities design, patient safety, and quality improvement projects will also be emphasized.
Additionally, Johns Hopkins Medicine faculty and experts will participate in FSFB’s visiting professorship program and host observerships and joint symposia for physicians and health care leaders.
“Our collaboration with JHI is a source of great pride and promise for FSFB as we strive to improve health in Colombia,” says Uribe. “Like our colleagues at Johns Hopkins, we are committed to providing outstanding, safe patient care, and to educating and training the next generation of Colombian health care leaders. We are confident that this active knowledge exchange will help us strengthen our mission of being one of Latin America’s most respected health care institutions.”
Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá, founded in 1972, is a private, not-for-profit organization. It owns the 205-bed University Hospital, the first Joint Commission International-accredited hospital in Bogotá and second in the country. In addition, FSFB provides undergraduate and graduate medical training, performs research projects and conducts public health programs in cooperation with the Universidad de los Andes.
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