Introducing the Allen Pavilion Nurses to Community Outreach

Client: New York-Presbyterian Allen Pavilion
Faculty: Anthony Kovner, Wilhelmina Manzano, and Rosemary Sullivan
Team: Amanda Ailleo, Yelena Bortnovskaya, Anne Corbett, Marie Finn, Kathleen Gaul, Joanne Modica
Year: 2009
New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) is committed to serving the vast array of neighborhoods comprising its service area and recognizes the importance of preserving a local community focus. The Department of Nursing plans for its nurses to have a strong community presence through volunteerism. The Capstone team identified current community outreach efforts at NYPH by conducting surveys and interviews with internal and external stakeholders and identified a local community school as an institution requesting a partnership with a health care facility. The final report includes recommendations to achieve a community outreach program, responding to the community's needs and the Allen Pavilion nurses. In addition, a communication strategy is outlined to better market community programs and increase participation of Allen Pavilion nurses.