Lebanon, Tennessee (PRWEB) January 16, 2013
With a long history of service to Wilson County, The Community Progress Committee, Inc. is pleased to announce the opening of six School-Based Health Care Centers (SBHCs) equipped with state of the art telemedicine and video conferencing technologies to provide the most efficient and effective delivery of healthcare to the students and staff at the Lebanon Special School District’s schools.
Thanks to the partnership between the Community Progress Committee, Inc. (CPC), the Lebanon Special School District (LSSD) and Coordinated School Health (CSH), funding was secured through the Affordable Care Act – Grants for School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program.
Tammy Grow, Lebanon Special School District’s School Health Coordinator added, “We are excited that these partnerships have worked together to equip SBHC’s in each of our schools that will greatly impact our students and teachers by reducing health-related absences and promoting the health and academic success of our students. I'd like to recognize the special efforts of Dr. Robert Bone and Sheena Sloan in expanding health care accessibility to children in Lebanon, Tennessee.”
These centers will have a tremendous impact on the local community by enabling students to receive the care they need in the convenience of their schools, while reducing tardiness and absenteeism, limiting the time parents have to take off of work for doctor’s appointments and will emphasize prevention and early illness detection.
Services will begin being offered in January 2013 at Winfree Bryant Middle School, while Walter J. Baird Middle School, Coles Ferry Elementary, Sam Houston Elementary, Byars Dowdy Elementary, and Castle Heights Elementary students will have access to care beginning in the Spring 2013.
The following services will be offered at the SBHCs:
“We are excited to participate in this progressive endeavor to improve on our current health care delivery system in Lebanon,” stated Dr. Wayne O. Wells, MD.
Arrangements have been made between the school district and The Doctor’s Office, LLC to provide access to healthcare services to students while they are at school through the use of state of the art telemedicine and video conferencing technology provided by Solutionz Conferencing, Inc. Lebanon Special School District staffs all of its school clinics with a Registered Nurse (RN) and Dr. Wayne Wells will provide primary care services and consults.
“When we first began evaluating the variety of telehealth solutions available in the marketplace, it was clear that we needed a trusted partner to help educate and guide us through this process. In working with Solutionz Conferencing, Inc. we found a very responsive partner that is extremely knowledgeable in deploying telehealth solutions, one that is willing to think outside the box to deliver the best solution, and one that is committed to ensuring our program’s launch and success. We couldn’t be more pleased,” added Sheena Sloan, Development Director for the Community Progress Committee.
The clinics will be available to students and staff when school is in session. Services offered through the SBHCs are confidential. Health center records are kept by The Doctor’s Office, separate from your child’s school record.
Services provided in the SBHCs are billed the same way they would be if these services were provided at The Doctor’s Office. Assistance with applying for TennCare coverage for those not currently insured will be made available courtesy of The Doctor’s Office. The school will not be involved with the payment process.
If you would like your child to be able to receive services at school, parents must complete and submit the Parent Consent form and a Health History form and turn it in to the school clinic as soon as possible. Services cannot be provided without a written consent on file. Forms can be picked up in the school clinics or can be easily downloaded on-line at http://www.lssd.org/coordinated-school-health.
About Solutionz Conferencing, Inc.
Solutionz Conferencing, Inc. is the value leader in the design and deployment of pervasive video and unified communication (UC) solutions for commercial, education, healthcare and government markets. With a nationwide footprint, Solutionz offers a comprehensive service portfolio of audio/video integration, Cloud services (voice and video as a service), grant advocacy, 24x7 help desk support, and managed services; and delivers an unparalleled user experience and lowest total cost of ownership. For additional information on solutions for School Based Healthcare, contact (865) 262-8525 or visit our website at http://www.solutionzinc.com.
About Community Progress Committee, Inc.
The Community Progress Committee, Inc. (CPC) is a 501c3 with a long history of service to Wilson County which includes establishing a hospital, home health agency, library, nursing home and has awarded numerous college scholarships.
About The Doctor’s Office, LLC
The Doctor's Office is a walk-in clinic located at 1430 Baddour Parkway Suite A, Lebanon, TN 37087 that was established to provide convenient access to care in the Lebanon / Mt. Juliet, Tennessee area. The Doctor's Office is a physician owned and operated clinic and is conveniently located across the street from University Medical Center. The Doctor’s office has been providing personalized medical care for all ages for more than 10 years. For more information contact their office at (615) 453-3645 or visit their website at http://www.thedrsofficelebanon.com.
About Coordinated School Health
Coordinated School Health (CSH) encourages healthy lifestyles, provides needed support to at-risk students and helps to reduce the prevalence of health problems that hinder academic success. CSH is an effective approach designed to connect health (physical, emotional, and social) with learning. The mission of Coordinated School Health is to improve children's health and their capacity to learn through the support of families, communities and schools working together. For more information regarding CSH or School Based Health Centers in the Lebanon Special School District you may contact Tammy Grow, LSSD School Health Coordinator at 444-6073, http://www.lssd.org/coordinated-school-health.