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PEOPLE Omorowa Obanor Neurosurgery nurse practitioner, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center
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1 HCA Houston Healthcare North Cypress Trauma level: IV NICU level: N/A Number of beds: 163 Number of physicians: Data not provided Number of nurses: Data not provided One unique program or procedure: Utilizing robotic-assisted platform enables the interventional pulmonology team to identify and detect peripheral lung lesions using ultra- thin, ultra-exible technology. 21214 Hwy. 290, Cypress 8329123500 www.hcahoustonhealthcare.com/locations/ north-cypress
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Omorowa Obanor recalled a moment in her life that resonated with her long after her family moved to the U.S. from Nigeria when she was in high school. A nurse helped her through an experience in Nigeria’s health care system. Years later, Obanor is a doctor of nursing practice at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, which is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprot Catholic health care system. Obanor’s research in 2021 resulted in a 9.5% reduction in surgical site infection readmission at St. Luke’s. Community Impact spoke with Obanor about how her research impacts patient health. Responses were edited for length, style and clarity.
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99 TOLL 3 Kindred Hospital Houston Northwest Trauma level: N/A NICU level: N/A Number of beds: 84 Number of physicians: Data not provided Number of nurses: Data not provided 11297 Fallbrook Drive, Houston 2815171000 www.kindredhealthcare.com/locations/ transitional-care-hospitals/kindred-hospital- houston-northwest 4 Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Trauma level: III NICU level: II Number of beds: 105 Number of physicians: 868 Number of nurses: 342 One unique program or procedure: Currently undergoing a $71.8 million campus expansion that will allow the hospital to E L O
Doctor of nursing practice Omorowa Obanor led a research project that resulted in a 9.5% reduction in readmission to St. Luke’s from surgical site infections.
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2 Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital Trauma level: N/A NICU level: III Number of beds: 358 Number of physicians: 1,286 Number of nurses: 1,090
WHAT WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC? Initially it was overwhelming as we geared into practices that we needed to do and practices that were in place to care for our patients. We just took that in and jumped right into action, as nurses would do. After that initial concern was gone, I think communication, especially here, was very strong. We gain our condence with each day. We’re resilient.
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came in with and understand the plan of care for them to get better. You should be involved. You should leave a facility understanding the plan of care. I think every patient should say they feel empowered knowing exactly what’s going on. TALK A BIT MORE ABOUT THE RESEARCH ASPECT OF NURSING. At CommonSpirit, nurse research- ers have access to an ethics board, evidence-based counsel and mentors
to guide you as you go through your research. I continue to monitor quality metrics and make sure we’re on the right track. IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WISH PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT NURSES KNEW? I think the diversity of nursing is something to be aware of. Nurses also do research. ... They are critical thinkers who do more than just be there to provide your medication. They’re advocates for patients.
We sort of have to practice what we preach—making sure we have a balance of taking time o for our mental health and our physical health so we’re able to provide the best care for our patients. WHAT DO YOU WANT PATIENTS TO KNOW ABOUT CARING FOR THEMSELVES AFTER SURGERY? Patients should be able to fully understand the condition that they
Number of physicians: 535 Number of nurses: 250
expand its medical capabilities and specialty programs 27800 Hwy. 290, Cypress 3462314000 www.memorialhermann.org/locations/cypress
One unique program or procedure: A top- performing emergency department within the St. Luke’s Health system for eciency, customer service and quality outcomes 20171 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston 8325345000 www.stlukeshealth.org/locations/ vintage-hospital
One unique program or procedure: Houston Methodist Willowbrook now oers minimally invasive TAVI procedure, providing faster recovery for patients with heart valve disease, and recently completed its 20th procedure. 18220 Hwy. 249, Houston 2817372500 www.houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook
5 St. Luke’s Health- The Vintage Hospital Trauma level: N/A NICU level: I Number of beds: 106
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