The Beckwith Institute champions innovations in health care. Our grant programs encourage and support initiatives that introduce innovative, relevant, and paradigm-changing improvements. We fund the following core initiatives:

Clinical Transformation Program

Focuses on strategic pilot and research projects with the potential to introduce greater value, operating efficiencies, and enhanced quality measures in health care delivery. The Beckwith Institute brings together experts in medicine, research, administration, and technology to develop unique solutions to significant problems in today’s evolving health care landscape.

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Frontline Innovations Program

Seeks practical, hands-on solutions that will result in meaningful and compassionate improvements in the direct patient care experience. Frontline Innovations celebrates and takes to the next level the best qualities of the patient-provider relationship.

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Bedside Communication Training for Nurses and Doctors

Access educational materials from a project recently funded by our Frontline Innovation Program aimed at improving the patient experience:

What Did They Say? Training on Bedside Communication for Doctors (PPT) and Nurses (PPT).

Video Demonstrations for Nurse Education

These two scenarios allow learners to compare and contrast unskilled and skilled communication with patients at the time of discharge.

Discharge Scenario #1

Proper Bedside Communication During the Discharge Process

Discharge Scenario #2

Proper Timing and Communication During the Discharge Process

Video Demonstrations for Physician Education

These four scenarios allow learners to compare and contrast unskilled and skilled communication with patients during bedside rounds.

Bedside Rounds Scenario #1

Bedside Rounds Scenario #2

Bedside Rounds Scenario #3

Bedside Rounds Scenario #4