Health Services

 

Rita Bailey

Coordinator of Health Services

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Quincy Public Schools’ Health Services Team is to promote, protect and enhance the health status of all students. School nurses assess and intervene to address actual and potential health concerns. We support the social, emotional and physical well-being of students to facilitate optimal learning. Nurses encourage a collaborative partnership of all school staff, parents and community members to achieve this mission.

Coordinator’s Message:

School health programs are experiencing new and unprecedented challenges to support the education, health and well-being of students and their families. Changes in our society and the health care delivery system have increased the need for school nurses to not only advocate for the health and well being of students but to become directly involved in providing individualized nursing care to students who might otherwise be unable to attend school. The multifaceted role of the school nurse is the link between good health and educational achievement. Nurses communicate and collaborate with students, parents, school staff and community health providers to coordinate and implement health services.

Our team of experienced nurses provides a wide continuum of direct nursing care ranging from basic first aid to the management of students with chronic illnesses and conditions. Students visit our health offices for scheduled daily medication administration, nursing treatments and procedures. Individual health care plans are established for students with specialized medical needs in order to remove barriers to learning and enhance the educational process.

Nurses are responsible for maintaining adherence to state mandated health requirements of students such as ensuring up to date immunization status and physical examinations. Health prevention interventions include screenings for vision, hearing, scoliosis, and body mass index (BMI) in the effort to address a potential health issue that could affect a student’s ability to learn. In the event of a communicable disease occurrence, the school nurse is the central figure in the identification, confirmation, collaboration, notification, and education to the school community. Individual and group health education is also provided by school nurses on an ongoing basis.

As the Coordinator of Health Services, it is my pleasure and privilege to work with our team of nurses, teachers, specialists and our administrators who are truly committed to ensuring the health and wellness of our students and school communities.

Rita Bailey RN M. ED
Coordinator of Health Services

Improvement Plan:

Health Services Improvement Plan 2017-2018

Additional Resources and Links:

Concussion Packet

Health Department Staff:

Name Position Phone
Rita Bailey Coordinator 617-984-8899
Jordan DeLucca Atherton Hough Nurse 617-984-8901
Deborah Cerone Beechwood Nurse 617-984-8632
Emily O’Connell Bernazzani Nurse 617-984-8919
Laura Sullivan ECC Nurse 617-984-8769
Nancy Tierney Lincoln Hancock Nurse 617-984-8720
Georgina Sullivan Marshall Nurse 617-984-8939
Martha Slocum Merrymount Nurse 617-984-8925
Kellie Butts Montclair Nurse 617-984-8928
Ann Phelan Parker Nurse 617-984-8622
Ashley Santospago Parker Nurse 617-984-8622
Lisa Codner Snug Harbor Nurse 617-984-8955
Donna Deane Snug Harbor Preschool Nurse 617-984-8955
Maureen Spillane Squantum Nurse 617-984-8958
Elizabeth Jordan Wollaston Nurse 617-984-8695
Meredith Johnston Atlantic Nurse 617-984-8738
Christine Flynn Broad Meadows Nurse 617-984-8907
Loren Catrambone Central Nurse 617-376-5204
Mollie O’Connell Central Nurse 617-376-5204
Barbara Campbell Point Webster Nurse 617-984-6605
Diane Coletti Sterling Nurse 617-984-8648
Sara Crowley North Quincy High Nurse 617-984-8972
Kristin Houlihan North Quincy High Nurse 617-984-8972
Kathleen Torraco Quincy High Nurse 617-984-8840
Sheila McGrath Quincy High Nurse 617-984-8732
Pat Cardarelli Central Registration 617-376-3322