Contact Info

          Ghering Health and Wellness Center
          McNerney Hall, 1st Floor
          300 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA  16444

          Student Health Services
          Phone: (814) 732-2743
          Fax: (814) 732-2666
          Email: healthcenter@edinboro.edu

          Accomplishments



          Enhancing health services by creating ease of access and sponsoring health educational events are just a few of the ways Ghering Health and Wellness Center helps to support the health of Edinboro University campus community.

          Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

          Operations

          • Implemented, by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), appointment reminders for students receiving services. A student may now opt-in to receive a reminder notice either by text message or e-mail the day before an appointment is scheduled.  (2016)
          • Launched, by SHS, a new electronic medical record system. (2015)
          • Provided Therapy Dog sessions in collaboration with CAPS, Wellness Peer Educators and the Academic Success Center, on campus several times a year to provide emotional support to our students. (2015, 2016)
          • Received another three-year accreditation award from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. (2013)
          • Maintained excellent patient satisfaction survey results, indicating 99 percent of users would return to the Health Center for services. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Implemented, by CAPS, electronic health records. (2012)

          Health Educational Events

          • Conducted Bystander Intervention Training sessions for University 100 classes, ROTC, sororities, fraternities, and resident assistants. (2015, 2016)
          • Created, by the Wellness Peer Educator Advisor, Active Bystander Intervention Training and Sexual Prevention and Awareness programs that are available to students on campus by the Wellness Peer Educators. (2015)
          • Conducted CPR and first aid classes for faculty, staff and students. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Provided educational programs such as Sex Double Dare, Sex Pictionary, Condom Bingo, and Alcohol Jeopardy by the Peer Educators. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Collaborated with the Wellness Peer Educators, Student Health and Wellness Advisory Board (SHWAB) and Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania (SISPA) students to host a Safe Spring Break table at the Pogue Student Center. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Observed Go Red for Women by hosting a table in the Pogue Center about heart health for women. (2014, 2015)
          • Hosted informational tables at the Pogue Student Center for Alcohol Awareness Week (2013, 2014, 2015); Cervical Cancer Awareness Week (2013, 2014, 2015) and Sexual Responsibility Week (2013, 2014, 2015).
          • Partnered with the Community Outreach Office to provide a site for SISPA to assist with programming and outreach events. (2015, 2016)
          • Observed World AID’s Day in conjunction with the Wellness Peer Educators and Campus Ministry by hosting tables. This program was funded by a grant from the Student Government Association. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Held Rape, Assault, Incest National Network (RAINN) Day candle lighting vigil to honor the victims of rape, abuse and incest, and to join the fight against sexual violence. The Student Health Services (SHS), Wellness Peer Educators, SHWAB participated in the event. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Organized the annual “Unmasking the Faces of Domestic Violence March” in October in collaboration with SafeNet, Safe Journey, Campus Ministry, Crime Victim Services, SHWAB and the Wellness Peer Educators to recognize victims of domestic violence. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Continue to partner with the Erie County and PA State Departments of Health to provide free STD testing and treatment to University students. (2014, 2015, 2016)

          Campus Collaboration

          • Sponsored, by the Campus Ministry Cooperative (CMC), a homecoming dance (2015) and a Valentine’s Day dance. (2016) Non-perishable food items were collected for the on-campus food pantry.
          • Opened an Ecumenical Spirituality Center. (2015)
          • Collaborated with the CMC to provide an open house of the Ecumenical Spirituality Center and picnic. (2015)
          • Completed, by the Director of CAPS, a presentation on test anxiety management for nursing students at the Senior Day Program. (2015)
          • Worked with the Protection of Minors/Stop it Now Committee to establish policies and procedures to protect minors on campus. (2015)
          • Collaborated with CMC to host social knit-working sessions twice a month where knitted items are donated to local shelters. (2015, 2016)
          • Co-sponsored Sex, Health and Safety in the 21st Century, a panel discussion with members of the following departments: nursing, biology and health services, political science and criminal justice.  (2014)
          • Worked collaboratively with the Veterans Success Center to provide TeleHealth services to our veteran students. TeleHealth is the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunications technologies. (2014)
          • Partnered with the Campus Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Health Department and LECOM to provide a medication disposal system on campus. The medication disposal system provides an avenue at the Campus Police Station for unwanted medications to be disposed of in a safe manner. (2014)
          • Partnered with Student Affairs and Campus Ministry to provide a Service of Remembrance to remember and light candles for students, faculty, staff, alumni, family members and friends who have passed away within the past year. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Established pastoral care hours at the Health and Wellness Center with local clergy. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Provided multiple students with food bags from the on-campus food pantry. Worked with the following departments:  Athletics, Nursing, Campus Ministry, Residence Life and Housing, Records and Registration and Health and Physical Education.  (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Served as a co-sponsor for the LGTBQIA and Christianity Panel. (2015)
          • Provided influenza injections to students. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Coordinated blood drives each month on a rotating schedule with the American Red Cross, Community Blood Bank and Central Blood Bank. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Worked with Verizon to complete the Hope line project to receive and distribute used cell phones for victims of domestic violence. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Provided a “one-stop shop” for students by working with the following organizations: Campus Ministry, Alcoholics Anonymous, Crime Victim Center, Safe Net, Safe Journey and Gaudenzia, Erie. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Provided nursing coverage at various on-campus events including concerts, graduation ceremonies and homecoming. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Collaborated with the Environmental Health and Safety Manager to provide Hepatitis B vaccinations to the appropriate EU staff. (2015, 2016)
          • Conducted respiratory fit testing in collaboration with the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. (2015, 2016)
          • Collaborated with the American Red Cross, Dining Services and the Environmental Health and Safety Manager to create a repository of supplies in case of a natural disaster. (2015, 2016)
          • Served, by the Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center, as an Exposure Control Officer with the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. (2015, 2016)

          Grants/ Awards

          • Received a breastfeeding grant of $8000 from the Erie County Department of Health. The funds helped to create a Parenting Resource Center at the Ghering Health and Wellness Center.  (2015)
          • Received a grant from Gaudenzia, Erie, for drug and alcohol education. (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Received a grant from Thrifty Threads to provide diaper bags to expectant parents. (2015)
          • Received a grant from APSCUF Health and Welfare Fund to assist with the annual Health Fair. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Hosted the Annual Health Fair at the Student Center. The event is typically attended by over 600 faculty, staff, students and community members with upwards of 70 vendors. (2013, 2014, 2015)
          • Received ten free car seats from the Safe Kids Coalition to distribute to expecting EU students. (2015)
          • Received a $2,500 sponsorship from LECOM for the annual Health Fair. (2014)

          Research

          • Partnered with the University of Pittsburgh to collaboratively conduct research in regard to alcohol awareness and intervention. (2015, 2016)
          • Collaborated with Edinboro nursing faculty, communications faculty and Administration on four IRB proposals for prenatal and parenting students. (2015, 2016)
            • Longitudinal study of college students (both female and male) who experience pregnancy while enrolled at EU.
            • Retrospective chart review of Student Health Services clients to identify characteristics and unmet needs of clients presenting with preconception at-risk behaviors (emergency contraception, STD testing/treatment and pregnancy testing).
            • Student survey, both traditional and non-traditional, regarding knowledge and perspectives on preconception health, pregnancy and parenting.
            • Focus groups to explore the issues of preconception health, pregnancy and parenting on the EU campus with specific sub-groups.

          Clinical Rotations and Work Experiences

          • Partnered with community outreach to provide a worksite experience for two SISPAs (Scholars in Service to PA). (2015, 2016)
          • Provided a clinical observational site for Edinboro University nursing students. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Provided an educational site for human performance field students from the Health and Physical Education Department. (2014, 2015, 2016)
          • Served as a clinical observation site for Liberty University master’s level student. (2014)

          Staff Education and Development

          • Achieved certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Ambulatory Care Nursing, by Deborah Krizmanich. (2015)
          • Completed, by the Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center, the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Program from Western Kentucky University. (2015)
          • Completed, by the full-time medical staff, training and education on Child Passenger Safety: An Update for Health Care Providers.  (2015)
          • Completed, by two additional staff members, the Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) a program for education and training for the responsible service, sale and consumption of alcohol.  (2013)

          Collaboration with Outside Agencies/ Universities

          • Joined the Hermitage House Key Club, which held a March for Life event at the Zafirovski Sports and Recreation Center. The club donated over $400 worth of items to the Parenting Resource Room.  (2016)
          • Participated in the Rural Domestic Violence Task Force. The Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center and the Chief of Police joined the Task Force.  (2015, 2016)
          • Presented information about the Ghering Health and Wellness Center to the local Kiwanis at a meeting. The Kiwanis now routinely donate non-perishable food items to the on-campus food pantry.  (2015)
          • Hosted a Domestic Violence Town Hall meeting at the Student Center to bring awareness to issues surrounding domestic violence. (2015)
          • Hosted the PASSHE Health Center Director’s meeting. (2015)
          • Joined, by the Director of the Ghering Health and Wellness Center, the Safe Kids Coalition. (2015)
          • Collaborated with National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Erie County to present a program entitled, Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention. (2014)
          • Collaborated with UPMC Hamot and the Erie County Department of Health to create an Ebola preparations and contingency plan. (2014)