GPLI 2021 – John Peter Smith Hospital

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JPS Health Network continues to serve the needs of the families in Tarrant County, working to improve health status and access to health care. The facilities on Main Street have grown to a hospital licensed for 573 beds that is attached to a Patient Care Pavilion – a five-story acute care facility, along with an outpatient care center and a dedicated facility for psychiatric services.



  • Carmen Goudeau, DNP, BSN, RN
  • Christian Burton, MD
  • Dixita Patel, AGACNP
  • Laura McEntire, LCSW
  • Amy Henderson, APRN, AGACNP-BC

Coached by Kathlene Camp, PT, DPT, GCS – HSC at Fort Worth



Geriatric Early Mobility (GEM) Project – JPS Geriatric Delirium Program 

Project Purpose:

  • To implement interventions to promote early, safe mobility in older hospitalized patients to address cognitive and functional decline, fall prevalence, and length of stay.
  • To improve the JPS older adult mobility culture.



Click here to view the final project presentation and here to view the poster.



For more information or questions, please contact Carmen Goudeau at


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