received notice that the Barren River Health Department would not be able to
continue the grant that has provided school nurses for many of the area school
districts, including the Russellville Independent School District. As a result of this announcement, the
program with BRADD will end on December 31.
Realizing how vitality important our school nurses are to our students
and families, both RISD Superintendent Bart Flener and Logan County
Superintendent Paul Mullins began the process to investigate the best option to
maintain school health services in our schools. Mr. Flener is pleased to announce that on January 1, 2020, the Russellville
Independent School District will begin a new partnership with Med Center Health
in order to continue providing these services to our students. In addition to supplying school nurses at
each campus, a licensed advanced nurse practitioner will be available to work
with the nurses to provide a higher level of advanced care when needed. Services provided through the nurse
practitioner will be either available at the school sites or through the use of
telemedicine. In order for this
transition to occur smoothly and to prevent any gaps in student health care, a
few things must be addressed:
new Student Health Services Consent Form must be completed on each student in
order to receive services from the nurses once we return to school in Jan. 2020.
2. 2. A
Medical Information Release Authorization must be completed in order for the
Barren River Health Dept. to release the existing student health records to the
Med Center Health Providers. This will
allow the new providers access to what is already on file and what conditions a
child may have, creating a smoother transition for all.
Please complete and return these forms to your child’s school as soon as possible so that they may be processed in a timely fashion.
From our Med
Center Health Team:
Med Center Health is the most
comprehensive health care provider in south central Kentucky. We are uniquely positioned to provide a broad
spectrum of health services across the region, and we are excited about this
opportunity to provide school-based health services to the students of
Russellville Independent Schools.
Independent School System welcomes Med Center Health to our campuses. We look forward to the many services that can
be provided to our students, our families and our community.