Now, the center has two “well” beds and six “sick” beds, as well as two waiting areas that separate sick patients from well patients. The space further separates sick patients and well patients by allowing two separate exits so well patients are not exposed to areas sick patients have been.
Amy Kolman, dean of students at VES, said she teamed up with the nursing staff to oversee the project and ensure the health center’s needs were met. Teresa Poe, head nurse at VES, said she’s worked at the school for 22 years and was thankful to be able to be part of the planning process.
“They knew that we were the people who worked here and knew how to take care of the students, so they really, really listened to us,” Poe said.
The school also increased the amount of