Care Beyond the Hospital Doors
Volunteers help with rehab services after hospital discharge
Recovery from a catastrophic injury does not end with discharge from the hospital. Patients need rehabilitation services and the right supportive equipment to help in maintaining a good quality of life.
Baylor College of Medicine health care providers and their colleagues in the Texas Medical Center recognized that many patients who were discharged from the hospital after surviving a serious injury or stroke, had no resources for these services.
And that is where the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP) came in.
The all-volunteer organization provides free clinical services in special Saturday clinics and gently used medical equipment like wheelchairs, walkers and other supplies.
It provides a needed safety net that would not otherwise be available to these residents of Harris County.
"Since coming to Houston in 1943, Baylor College of Medicine has been an integral part of Houston’s transition into one of the nation’s greatest cities. We are proud to be part of what makes Houston great."
- Paul Klotman, M.D., President, CEO and Executive Dean, Baylor College of Medicine