DNP, RN, NEA-BC,
Chief Nursing Officer
At Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas, we are honored and privileged to have been a vital part of this community for more than 65 years. Many in our organization were born in Southeast Texas; we grew up here and have raised our families here. Like you, we have experienced the highs and lows of everyday life. Over the years, we have pledged our commitment to the communities we serve — to be here when you need us.
Our dedication to compassionate patient care is at the center of everything we do. One example is our recent advancements in cancer services. More than 4,000 people in Southeast Texas are diagnosed with cancer each year. At the Baptist Cancer Center, we will walk you through this difficult time, and we will be standing next to you as you celebrate becoming a survivor.
Outstanding programs, leading-edge treatments
The Baptist Cancer Center and the Charline & Sidney “Chief” Dauphin Cancer Screening & Prevention Center are accredited with commendation by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program.
Our breast cancer team is accredited by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence and is the only facility in Southeast Texas to be authorized by the ACS National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers as a Comprehensive Breast Center. More than 1,000 women a month entrust their care to our dedicated breast health professionals, who offer breast-conserving treatments such as highdose radiation, partial breast irradiation and skin-andnipple- sparing mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction, when mastectomy is needed
We are the only Southeast Texas facility to offer 3-D tumor mapping with smart arc technology, stereotactic body radiation therapy (a proven alternative to surgery in early-stage lung cancer) and high-dose rate brachytherapy for treatment of prostate and cervical cancer.
Dedicated to you
The genetics counseling team will help you understand your cancer risks and how you can avoid cancer. If you or a loved one is diagnosed with cancer, our patient navigators, care coordinator, spiritual counselors, educators and seasoned oncology nurses will guide you through your journey.
We are here for the patients who entrust us with their care when they are the most vulnerable. To our patients and families, we reaffirm our commitment to fight for a cure for cancer. Until that day, we will be here when you are in need.
Gerald Bryant, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas