Medical Journal Houston

Legal Affairs: Proposed rule will eliminate and offset reduction resulting from Two Midnight Policy, see page 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Leading Source for Healthcare Business News May 2016 • Volume 13, Issue 1 • $3.50 Nurse Spotlight Brandon Waterhouse, Texas Children’s INSIDE ▼ First computer program developed to detect DNA mutations in single cancer cells  see page 5 INDEX ▼ Financial Perspectives.......3 Legal Affairs......................4 Technology....................5 Integrative Medicine.........6 THA...............................10 Hospital Headlines.........11 BY CAROLINE TIMM, Public Relations Specialist, Texas Children’s Hospital days but the bad days as well. After receiving his nursing degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Waterhouse began his newfound career at the inpatient adult hematology and oncology unit at University Hospital in the summer of 2013. A year later, University Hospital opened a pediatric hematology and oncology unit, and Waterhouse immediately knew he wanted to make the switch. Upon entering the workforce eight years ago with a freshly earned accounting degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Brandon Waterhouse quickly realized he was unfulfilled in his career. Knowing that he wanted to make a positive impact on people, Waterhouse left his accounting job in Corpus Christi and moved back to his hometown of San Antonio to spend time figuring out exactly what he wanted to do. After several months of searching, Waterhouse decided that nursing was his true calling. He had been a volunteer counselor at Camp Discovery since 2005, which is where he was first introduced to the pediatric cancer population. “Nursing was never a career I had considered for myself, but I had always admired the special bond that exists between nurses and campers,” said Waterhouse. “The nurses, while still protective over their patients, had a rare chance to see them outside of the hospital setting and enjoying life as a normal kid. To the campers, nurses were the ones they trusted the most, the ones Brandon Waterhouse who have been by their side during some of their worst days.” It was after camp in the summer of 2010 that Waterhouse realized he wanted to be there for these kids not just on their good Already aware of how much he enjoyed working with children from his time at Camp Discovery, pediatrics was ultimately where he always wanted to be. In June 2014, Waterhouse made the transition as part of the first group of nurses hired for the new unit. He spent the next 14 months on the unit before making the decision to leave University Hospital in search of a better learning opportunity. “One of my goals had been to work in a top-ranked, stand-alone children’s hospital, and I couldn’t be happier that I ended up at Texas Children’s.” Waterhouse transferred Please see NURSE SPOTLIGHT page 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breaking Ground: Zayed Building opens doors to state-of-the-art personalized cancer research Spirituality and medicine see page 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center recently welcomed His Highness Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi; His Excellency Mohamed Haji Al Khoori, Director General of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation; and H.E. Yousef Al Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Building (photo by F. Carter Smith) Otaiba, United Arab Emirates Ambassador to the United States, to dedicate the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Building for Personalized Cancer Care. Construction was made possible through a $150 million grant by the Khalifa Foundation in 2011 to accelerate the pace of personalized cancer therapies and pancreatic cancer research. Please see BREAKING GROUND page 13 PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID HOUSTON TX PERMIT NO 13187