The Institute for Patient Care, housed within MGH Patient Care Services (PCS), represents a first-of-its-kind, innovative model for advancing multidisciplinary health care. The Institute is comprised of four separate centers that together encompass several key tenets of the PCS commitment to delivering the highest quality health care: professional development, research, innovation and patient education.
Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center
The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center is here to help you learn about health and illness. Volunteers, nurses, and a health educator are on-hand to help you find easy-to-read pamphlets, magazines, audio tapes, videos, CD-ROMs, web sites and both medical and consumer health books.
Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development
The Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development collaborates with staff throughout Patient Care Services to promote clinical excellence and professional advancement by offering programs that integrate innovations in clinical practice, research, continuing education, and training into patient care delivery. The Norman Knight Nursing Center staff, in partnership with other professional groups and departments, are committed to creating a learning environment in which all clinicians and staff can excel. Professional opportunities are made available to staff in an effort to advance knowledge and promote quality patient care.
Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research
The Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research focuses on the promotion of nursing science through the development, use, and evaluation of nursing research and the establishment of clinical roles such as the nurse scientist and nurse researcher to advance the promotion of safe, quality, cost-effective patient care.