Bowling Green Independent Schools and Graves Gilbert Clinic are partnering to provide convenient, quality, and low-cost health services to students and employees, beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Seven schools are staffed with school health professionals. Plus a walk-in-care service is open at Bowling Green High School, managed by an onsite Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN). A Medical Director supports the staff in implementing programs and services.
Graves Gilbert Clinic provides daily school health functions, such as the delivery of medications, first-aid, triage and access to a nurse practitioner via telemedicine services. On-site laboratory screenings are available for flu and strep with immediate results for students and staff. When the primary care provider is not available or if students/employees do not have a provider, clinic staff are able to administer vision and hearing tests and physical exams as required by the Kentucky Department of Education. (Consent will be obtained prior to care being rendered, with a summary that can be provided to the Primary Care Provider.)
Collaboration between BGISD and Graves Gilbert Clinic includes a monthly review of health services, quality improvement reviews of the services offered, feedback by staff/parents/guardians, and continuing education for nursing staff and school personnel.
Graves Gilbert Clinic in BGISD:
Michelle McPherson, RN, Program Lead and School Nurse at BGHS
Rose Tinch-Calvert, RN, School Nurse BGJHS
Meghan Gomber, LPN, School Nurse TC Cherry
Stephanie Richards, LPN, School Nurse Potter Gray
Angela Goodrum, RMA, School Nurse WR McNeill
Kelli Hesson, RN, School Nurse Dishman McGinnis
Beverly Douglas, CCMA, School Nurse Parker-Bennett-Curry
Amanda Tomblin, RN, School Nurse, BGISD Floater
Kimberly May, RMA, School Nurse, BGISD Floater
Ashley Allen, APRN, Nurse Practitioner BGHS / Telehealth Services
Amy Gearlds, DO, Medical Director