Sanford-Brown College – Milwaukee Donates Time & Resources To Staff New Free Health Resource Center
October 19, 2010
Grand Opening Scheduled for October 19th, 2010
MILWAUKEE, WI (October 15, 2010) – Sanford-Brown College (SBC) – Milwaukee announced that it is partnering with Columbia St. Mary’s and New Life Presbyterian Church to staff the New Life-West Family Resource Center and offer its services to the Milwaukee community. The wellness resource center will celebrate its grand opening October 19, 2010 at 3400 West Silver Spring Drive (the corner of 24th Street and Sliver Spring Drive) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Several community leaders will attend, including Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, Dr. Steve Guell, President of Sanford-Brown College – Milwaukee, Dr. Terrell Cistrunk of New Life Presbyterian Church and Bill Solberg, Community Services Director of Columbia St. Mary’s.
The New Life-West Family Resource Center is designed for the residents of Milwaukee to receive free health screenings and wellness education and will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sanford-Brown College – Milwaukee Medical Assistant students and faculty will help staff the free health center, checking vital signs, answering questions and assisting nurses. The students will assist in screening clients for high blood pressure, heart rate irregularities, weight issues and other health concerns, and then hospital nurses will offer evaluations. Clients will be referred to physicians or treatment clinics if medical procedures, further treatment or medication are necessary. The students will also assist in ongoing wellness education programs including healthy cooking classes, diabetes management seminars, healthy pregnancy programs, healthy eating classes and more.
"Sanford-Brown students are very knowledgeable, smart and hard working. They are involved in a number of outreach programs and will be important to the success of this clinic,” said Julia Means, a parish nurse from Columbia St. Mary’s, adjunct instructor at Sanford-Brown and organizer of the center. "Since many of them are from this community, they will help the clients feel comfortable coming in, therefore helping them receive the important medical screenings that they need to stay healthy.”
"This center will be a great asset to the community,” said Dr. Steve Guell, president of Sanford-Brown College - Milwaukee. "It is a way to provide screening to those on the cusp of more serious medical problems. Our goal is to catch high blood pressure, potential diabetes indicators, and other medical issues early, then refer those people to physicians or clinics. They can then begin treatment in order to avoid strokes and other serious illness. The students will gain additional hands-on experience and support the nurses in the help they need assessing these clients.”
Sanford-Brown College - Milwaukee Medical Assistant students currently assist in a wide number of community wellness programs in the Milwaukee area including the New Life-East Community-Based Chronic Disease Management Clinic, health screenings for the National Kidney Foundation, community health fairs and blood pressure screenings at senior citizen meal sites.
About Sanford-Brown College – Milwaukee
Since 2005, students have chosen Sanford-Brown College (SBC) – Milwaukee for degree and non-degree programs. Today, SBC - Milwaukee offers career-focused training programs such as Specialized Associate degrees in Business Administration, Cardiovascular Sonography, Criminal Justice, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Medical Assistant, and Radiography. Diploma Programs are offered in Medical Billing and Coding, and Medical Assistant. SBC is institutionally accredited (accredited in total) by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), a national accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). SBC-Milwaukee does not guarantee employment or salary. SBC-Milwaukee is part of the Career Education Corporation network of schools (NASDAQ: CECO). For more information, please go to www.sanfordbrown.edu/milwaukee.
About Columbia St. Mary’s
Columbia St. Mary’s responds to its mission of improving the health of the community, with a special concern for vulnerable people, through sponsorship of parish nursing programs, St. Ben’s Clinic for the Homeless, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Dental Clinic, the Community-Based Chronic Disease Management Clinic, El Centro de Salud Health Center and other programs. Partnership in the New Life-West Family Resource Center is an outgrowth of its many parish-nursing supported programs.