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St. Mary's Health Center is a community outreach of the St. Joseph/Candler Hospital System, in collaboration with Armstrong Atlantic State University's Department of Nursing. The Health Center provides primary care for uninsured, financially eligible adults 19-64 years of age who live or work in Chatham County. Primary care services are provided by nurse practitioners and physicians, as well as volunteer providers and staff.
St. Mary's Health Center also provides clinical education experiences for a variety of health professions students, including undergraduate and graduate nursing students from AASU. Students participate in community-based care of a number of acute and chronic health conditions, as well as interacting in health education and promotion activities. While on site, students are exposed to health informatics and the electronic medical record utilized to document care.
Clients may be referred to other community resources or providers. Services at St. Mary's Community Center are also utilized.
Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) funding was made to AASU's Department of Nursing in 2007. This funding provides support for staffing, equipment, supplies and educational activities.
Location: 1302 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA
Contact: Dr. Anita Nivens, Project Director
Armstrong Atlantic State University
For more information, please contact the Nursing Department at 912.344.2575 or email@example.com.