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Since 1995 an annual exchange of students nurses from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen and Houston Baptist University has been arranged by the Grampian-
Speaking at a dinner at the Cults Hotel marking the 20th anniversary of the exchange Aberdeen Councillor Ron McKail, Chairman of the Grampian-
He thanked the Robert Gordon University, Houston Baptist University and their staff for the essential contribution they had made to the success of the scheme and also thanked the GHA members who had acted as co-
Councillor McKail presented Melanie and Isha with inscribed quaichs as a memento of their visit to Grampian and Aberdeen Lord Provost George Adam presented the exchange students with ornaments bearing the City of Aberdeen crest.
Among guests attending the dinner was Dame Anne Begg, Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South since 1997 and Chair of the House of Commons Work and Pensions Select Committee. She is pictured with the four exchange students and Leanna Will (back left), of the Robert Gordon University, and Isobel Maughan (back right), of the Grampian-
The students spend two weeks comparing healthcare provision and nursing education and practice in their Sister City areas. Following their study visit they submit reports on their findings to the two Associations.
During their two-
He is pictured here with (L to R) Fiona, Isobel Maughan, of the Grampian-
The students were also the guests of Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster for lunch at Council Headquarters, Woodhill House, Aberdeen.
The four student nurses selected to participate in the 20th year of the exchange are, Sally-
Melanie and Isha arrive in Aberdeen on 18 May and Fiona, of Aberdeen, and Sally-
During a visit to Houston in May, 2014, Aberdeen Lord Provost George Adam met HBU student nurses Melanie Honeycutt and Isha Patel and they are pictured here with Houston/Grampian Association Chairman Mary Metz M.B.E.
At the world famous Texas Medical Centre they were shown round several hospitals, including Methodist, Memorial Hermann South-
They were welcomed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by Dr Nancy Yuill, the hospital’s Manager of Performance Improvement. Dr Yuill had a close involvement with the student exchange programme when she was Dean of Nursing at Houston Baptist University.
From the observation unit in the cardiac intensive care unit at St Luke’s Fiona and Sally-
Pictured at St Luke’s Hospital are (L to R), Kristin Jackson Brown (GHA),Isha, Fiona, Sally-
At Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena, Harris County the students were welcomed by the kilted Dr Kenneth Sorrels.
Members of an exchange delegation from the Grampian-