Saint Agnes Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics will administer flu shots at SEED School of Maryland on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Baltimore, Md. – Saint Agnes Hospital’s Department of Pediatrics will administer flu shots at SEED School of Maryland on Friday, October 12, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The hospital’s nursing team will supply and administer 300 vaccines at no charge to both students and faculty members.
Saint Agnes has a long-standing relationship with the SEED School. The hospital is committed to providing exceptional health care for children, such as asthma education, medication orders for Epipens to be utilized at school for emergencies, and free flu immunizations. Saint Agnes continues helping SEED tackle the obesity epidemic by educating students on healthy eating habits, as well as providing registered dieticians to evaluate school lunches to ensure nutritious options are served to children.
In addition to SEED, Saint Agnes is affiliated with the School Health Partnership with Samuel FB Morse Elementary School. The hospital provides health and safety information on a variety of health topics, including hygiene, hand washing, flu, nutrition/healthy eating, and water safety. Clinical speakers from Saint Agnes offer speaker series and screenings examining healthy eating and snacking, free cardiovascular screenings, flu immunizations, and helping improve access to health care. NeighborCare Pharmacy at Saint Agnes established a partnership with the school for parents to easily access controlled medications for their children.
About Saint Agnes Hospital
Founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1862, Saint Agnes Hospital is a 314-bed hospital currently undergoing a $200+ million expansion emphasizing patient safety in a high quality healthcare environment. Saint Agnes is the oldest Catholic hospital in Baltimore, Md. and is a full service teaching hospital with residency programs in a number of medical and surgical specialties. The hospital’s key institutes include the: Cancer Institute, Cardiovascular Institute, Maryland Metabolic Institute, Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and Women’s & Children’s Health Institute. Saint Agnes pioneered the first Chest Pain ED in the world more than 30 years ago, and continues to expand and grow its Emergency Services.
About SEED School of Maryland
The SEED School of Maryland is located less than one mile from the hospital and serves as a boarding school for underserved students who live in Maryland and have barriers to going to school and achieving academic success, such as safety, transportation and lower test scores. Students can apply from all over Maryland and must meet a certain criteria to be entered into a lottery. The school currently supports grades 6 thru10 and will eventually go to grade 12.