Innovative School-Based Health Center Opens in Snow Camp, NC

In response to the need for primary care services in rural North Carolina, a new school-based and nurse-managed health center will open this week at an Alamance County elementary school to serve the school and surrounding community.
The grand opening of the Sylvan Community Health Center was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, remarks and tours of the health center on Thursday, June 6.

Leaders from Piedmont Health, the Alamance-Burlington School System, and Dean Kristen Swanson gave remarks acknowledging the many community members who contributed to opening the health center, including SON clinical instructor Leslie Sharpe, FNP, who is serving as the health center’s lead provider. Janine Osborne, a representative of Congressman Howard Coble, read a letter from the Congressman and presented the school principal with an American flag.

For more on the health center, click here or click here to read the press release.

This is a picture of a medical assistant giving a teenage girl a shot.

A medical assistant giving a shot in the Slyvan Health Center