The Manchester Local School–Based Health Center opened on August 17th with the opening of the 2011-12 school year. The Center is staffed with personnel from Adams County Regional Medical Center. The nurse practitioner is Becky Basford, MSN, CS, RN and Veronica Mullen, MA/CPT. The Adams County Medical Foundation, Inc. has received an operational grant through The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati to help with start-up and operational costs associated with The Center.
The School District has also been awarded the US Department of Health and Human Services HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) Affordable Care Act Grants for School-Based Health Centers Capital Program. This $500,000 grant will provide monies for the construction of a 2,400 square foot addition to the Manchester Elementary and Manchester High School. The School District is in the process of planning the design of The Center which will be built between the elementary and high school buildings. The Center will have three examination rooms, a dental area and mental health area, along with laboratory areas. The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati planning grant supported the writing of this grant by providing financial resources to hire professional grant writer Beth Pirtle-Frazer with Freestyle Consulting.
Pictured: Beth Pirtle-Frazer, Freestyle Consulting, Becky Basford, MSN, CS, RN, Karen Ballengee, MLSD Treasurer, Robert Ralstin, MLSD Superintendent
Manchester SBHC Already Exceeding Enrollment Target
Author: Francie Wolgin
Yesterday Kelly Firesheets and I visited one of our newest School-Based Health Centers located in Manchester School in Adams County. While only in operation a few weeks, it was impressive that they have already enrolled 620 students and school personnel! The staff was busy seeing a steady stream of children. It was wonderful to see the exceptional results of this grant. Superintendent Robert Ralstin attributes this success to their collaborative upfront planning and the things the school has put in place to facilitate the students' enrollment. They anticipate enrolling many additional students. Adams County Regional Medical Center is currently seeking a full time nurse practitioner to add to this center. This site received a HRSA grant that will enable them to build a larger center and provide primary care, dental and mental health services.Public School Works
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