ERIC Number: ED364165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct-15
Reference Count: N/A
Town & Gown: Partners in Educational Services.
Bennett, Jack A.; And Others
Georgia Southern University (GSU) and Bulloch Memorial Hospital (BMH) undertook a joint project to enhance education services to students, professionals, and the community at large. University services of the College of Education and the Henderson Library were aligned with the educational services of Bulloch Memorial Hospital to provide resources and services of mutual benefit. BMH planned to train its staff through educational technology, other services, and access to nationwide information sources. These plans called for a Medical Learning Resource Center (MLRC) to serve the hospital, the community, and area businesses. BMH asked GSU to join in the effort. Together they developed four goals and purchased various items for the MLRC. Joint meetings on organizational strategies were held and the participants agreed to develop a Special Collections catalog using computer database software. Plans for the MLRC educational programing focus first on prevention and second on managing chronic illness. Corporate wellness programs offered to area businesses will include 12 selections. Community outreach will include 20 programs, and staff development offerings will cover 21 topics. (JB)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Resources, Cooperative Programs, Educational Resources, Health Promotion, Higher Education, Hospital Libraries, Hospital Personnel, Hospitals, Information Management, Outreach Programs, Prevention, Public Health, School Community Relationship, Staff Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Bulloch Memorial Hospital GA; Georgia Southern University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Georgia Council of Media Organizations (Jekyll Island, GA, October 15, 1993).