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

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Educational Outreach

Programs aimed at promoting interest in science and medicine that span K-12, creating diversity opportunities, and teaching teachers.

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Healthcare Outreach

Initiatives designed to provide care to underserved populations.

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Global Outreach

Partnerships that facilitate the sharing of knowledge, skills and talents to better lives for people from Honduras to Botswana, from Romania to China, and across the United States.

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Community Learning

Offerings that focus on a range of health-focused resources including seminars, lectures, online libraries, interactive experiences and featured events.

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Our Affiliates and Community Care

Baylor College of Medicine is fortunate to have some of the best hospitals as affiliated partners serving all segments of the community from the underserved to veterans. 

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Reaching Out To Teens

Dr. Peggy Smith talks about adapting outreach to meet needs of teens and young adults.

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Serving Our Veterans

Dr. Daniel Musher explains how the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center offers the right environment for teaching and learning, and, for exemplary patient care.

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Global Health Through Service and Education

Our outreach programs and initiatives span more than 60 countries. Baylor brings critical medical services to the most underserved communities across the globe.