Urgent Care Partners with Harford County Education Foundation to Help School Nurses

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University of Maryland Urgent Care and Harford County Education Foundation have partnered to purchase supplies for school nurses. Joining the presentation are Benjamin Rinn, senior director of operations UM Urgent Care; Warren Hamilton, Harford County Education Foundation board member; Mary Nasuta, RN, MS, NSCN, Harford County Public Schools supervisor of health services; Dr. Scott Burger, chief medical officer at UM Urgent Care; and Audrey Vohs, Magnolia Elementary School principal. (Photo by Kailin Miner)

University of Maryland Urgent Care (UM Urgent Care), a member of the University of Maryland Medical System, has partnered with the Harford County Education Foundation (HCEF) to purchase much needed supplies for school nurses across Harford County Public Schools. UM Urgent Care has Harford County locations in Aberdeen, Fallston and Forest Hill.

UM Urgent Care and HCEF have partnered on a variety of projects since 2019 to support students, staff and teachers in Harford County. Recently, a new collaboration was developed with UM Urgent Care donating $1,500 to HCEF enabling the purchase of needed medical equipment for school nurses, including a nebulizer, stereoscopes, two otoscopes and a hand-washing education kit.

“We know there are limitations when it comes to school district budgets, and school nurses typically make do with less and often must purchase supplies out of their own pocket just to make it through the year,” said Nicholas Bower, DO, Regional Medical Director of UM Urgent Care. “We asked ourselves, if they are buying Band-Aids out of pocket, then what are they doing when it comes to more expensive items?”

Mary Nasuta, Supervisor of Health Services for Harford County Public Schools, polled nurses about what type of supply needs could be fulfilled by this partnership. “To some this may not be much, but the nurses and the students they care for will definitely benefit from these items,” she said. “We are extremely grateful to UM Urgent Care for their partnership and support.”    

About University of Maryland Urgent Care

A member of the University of Maryland Medical System and headquartered in Towson, MD, University of Maryland Urgent Care (UMUC) operates nine sites across the state of Maryland in Baltimore, Caroline, Harford and Talbot counties and Baltimore City. UM Urgent Care focuses on providing a superior patient experience and ensures patients receive high-quality health care that is convenient and affordable. UM Urgent Care is accredited by the Urgent Care Association. Our centers meet nationally standardized criteria to provide high-level care and processes associated with quality, safety and scope of services. For more information, visit UMUrgentCare.com.

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