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News & Events

  • PLANE TO LAND IN HAITI AFTER HURRICANE

    Dec 07, 2016

    BAPTIST SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENT ON FIRST NON MILITARY PLANE TO LAND IN HAITI AFTER HURRICANE

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    MATTHEW NEEL HERO

    From August 19-27, I went to Port-Au-Prince Haiti to teach EMT classes and work on the ambulance.  This is the first US standard EMT course being taught in the country.  All the instructors and students are volunteers.

    In October Hurricane Matthew was set to make landfall in Haiti.  It was the first category 5 Atlantic hurricane since 2007 with sustained winds up to 160 mph.  The strength of the hurricane along with the country’s hilly geography and poor infrastructure were a recipe for devastation. On Monday 3 October I received word from Haiti that they were preparing for the worst and were looking for assistance with search and rescue.  The next day I flew to Miami and spent the night there.  Wednesday, we flew to Port-Au-Prince.  We were aboard the first nonmilitary plane to arrive in the country after the hurricane. 

    The airport was completely shut down with only a handful of workers on site.  We were picked up from the airport in the ambulance and immediately got to work.  We were called to transport a patient who had been flown into town on a private helicopter.  The patient was a female in her early 20s who had a suffered a closed midshaft femur fracture and an open humerus fracture.  We treated her with Ketamine for pain and transported her to a local hospital.

    Wednesday evening, we were told that we were being sent to the southern peninsula of the island.  This area was the hardest hit and there hadn’t been any communication with people in that area since before the storm.  All roads had been destroyed, leaving that area cut off from the rest of the country.  Our team was to be the first relief workers entering the area.

    Thursday, we flew to a remote airstrip and hiked appx 10 miles to the town of Dame Marie.  Our mission was to gather information about the damage that occurred, number of fatalities, injuries sustained, and to reopen the local hospital.  The initial plan was to take a boat from the airstrip to the town however there weren’t any boats so we were forced to hike.  Most houses had been destroyed and those that were still standing were flooded completely.  We set up camp on the roof of a house that was still standing. 

    Friday, we met with the mayor of Dame Marie who took us to the hospital.  The hospital had been looted twice leaving them with few supplies on top of the flood damage.  We purchased $100 USD worth of antibiotics from the local pharmacy and hired locals to clean out the flooded ER.  While the locals were cleaning the ER we began to treat patients in the courtyard.  Most patients presented with lacerations from metal roofing flying through the air and from stepping on metal objects and broken glass.  That day we treated patients until they stopped coming, approximately 60-70 in total.  Another major concern for the people in the area was establishing clean drinking water.  Most water tanks had been destroyed, leaving a river as the only source of water for the area.  This water too was contaminated and had bodies of persons and livestock washing down from the mountains.  We hired locals to build a fire in front of the hospital and had them begin to boil large pots of water.  This was continued throughout the day and clean water was given to anyone in the town who wanted it.  Every patient and family member who came to the ER was advised to boil their water to prevent the spread of Cholera and other diseases.

    Saturday, we were replaced by another team and flew back to Port-Au-Prince and met with leaders from the government and major relief organizations and told them what we saw and the most pressing needs of the people.  The next day there were more relief workers flying in on planes and helicopters as well as barges bringing in tons of food and supplies to the locals.

    This trip was a wild and incredible experience.  I am honored to have been a part of the relief effort and thankful for all of the support that I received from my friends, family, and classmates.  

  • Costume Contest

    Oct 31, 2016
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    Congratulations to HIT student, Naomi White who is the winner of the BSHP Online Student Halloween Costume Contest dressed as the Lego Nurse! 
  • Pediatric Clinical Groups at Pre K 4 SA

    Oct 10, 2016
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    Vocational Nursing and Professional Nursing Students in Pediatrics clinical groups volunteered at the Pre K 4 SA hearing and vision screening.  The students conducted 2000 screening with the help of faculty members Peggy Harrison, Pat Mejia, Cindy Puga, Norma Cisneros, Roger Duran and Susanne Duelm. 
  • Celebrating our graduates successes!

    Sep 13, 2016

    100%  pass rate on CCA exam for our May 2016 graduates from AAS Health Information Technology specialization in Coding

    100%  pass rate on the CST exam for our August 2016 graduates from AAS Surgical Technology

    100% CT registry (Computed Tomography)  May 2016 graduates

    100% MRI registry (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) August 2016 graduates

    100% Vocational  Nurse ( NCLEX-PN) December 2015 graduates

    96% Professional Nursing (NCLEX RN) May 2016 graduates

  • Tenet Employees Graduate!

    May 18, 2016

    At the May 2016 graduation of the Baptist Health System School of Health Professions 44 of the 160 graduates were Tenet employees. These graduates were recognized for completion of Bachelor and  Associate degrees and Advanced professional Certifications. Our congratulations to the graduates, their families and their hospitals for the support they received. 
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     Baptist School of Health Professions is  raising the standards of patient care though advanced education and training.

  • Master Teacher and Support Services Award!

    Jan 27, 2016
    Congratulations to Ruben Fonseca for winning the Master Teacher Award!
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    Congratulations to April Spencer for winning the Super Support Services Award!
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  • Medical Imaging Technology Awarded Charter

    Dec 02, 2015
    The Department of Medical Imaging Technology at the Baptist School of Health Professions (BSHP) was awarded a charter through the Lambda Nu national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences.  The Sigma Alpha chapter at the BSHP was officially recognized on October 01, 1015.  The Department of Medical Imaging Technology will use the chapter to foster and recognize academic scholarship amongst the student population in their educational tracks.

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  • PMC Invest in U Program

    Sep 17, 2015
  • ACEN Onsite Review Sept. 22nd-24, 2015

    Jul 07, 2015

    The Baptist School of Health Profession – Department of Professional Nursing wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its associate degree in nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) from September 22 – 24, 2015.

    You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at:

    4:00 pm - Wednesday, September 23rd
    Baptist School of Health Professions
    8400 Datapoint Drive
    San Antonio, Texas 78216

    Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to: Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 Or e-mail: mstoll@acenursing.org All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 17, 2015.

  • National Library Week April 12- April 18th

    Mar 12, 2015

  • Annual Matt Karns Memorial Circle of Care 5K & Celebration

    Mar 12, 2015
    New location, new date, but this year’s Matt Karns Memorial Circle of Care 5K Run/Walk maintains the same commitment to support our crisis fund, encourage wellness, and to remember those who have passed.


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    Saturday, April 18, 2015
    River City Community Church (formerly the Verizon Amphitheater)
    16765 Lookout Rd., Selma, TX 78154

    This family-friendly morning event that raises funds for our Baptist Health System Employee Crisis Fund. Student proceeds benefiting the Student Crisis Fund.

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  • Vocational Nursing Students - PreK-4 SA Program

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Vocational Nursing program students are enjoying  working and supporting with the children in the KPreK-4- SA program.

    http://www.sanantonio.gov/Pre-K4SanAntonio.aspx
  • Celebrating National Library Week

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Baptist School of Health Professions is celebrating National Library Week with some great events and a special Easter Egg Hunt!

    Stop by the Library 3rd for more information!

  • ACEN has approved the RN to BSN through Fall 2018

    Apr 15, 2014

    The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing has approved the RN to BSN for full accreditation through  fall 2018.

  • January Commencement at the Laurie Auditorium

    Apr 15, 2014
    Commencement was held in January at the Laurie Auditorium. The School celebrated its first RN to BSN graduates
  • ACEN Site Visit

    Oct 22, 2013
    The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing has today completed their review of the RN to BSN and will recommend Initial accreditation for a period of 5 years.