Out and About…..Duquesne Health Service’s new outreach program “JUST ASK”
The new DUHS Outreach program, “Just Ask,” is designed to heighten awareness, increase knowledge, and connect students with information and appropriate resources.
We recognize that health is a vital part of learning. Our goal is to promote and sustain a healthy campus community that supports an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental, and occupational well-being. Continue reading
Health Service welcomed the 2012-2013 academic year with the implementation of a state-of-the-art Electronic Medical Records system, to which students have responded quite positively. The system also has the capability of adding interactive features for students to further enhance our delivery of medical care. Additionally, a new Director was appointed, and three new staff members were hired, including a Nurse Practitioner, a Staff RN, (both of whom are Duquesne alumnae), and a Campus Relations RN who oversees outreach to residence halls, organizations and events throughout the campus. Another new feature in our department is the introduction of the “RN Triage and Advice” telephone extension which allows students to speak directly with a Staff Nurse to answer questions, provide advice and schedule appointments with the appropriate clinical staff. Continue reading
Dessa Mrvos, Director of Health Service
Dessa Mrvos has been appointed the new director of health service. She first joined the health service department as a staff nurse in 2005 and had served as acting director since January.
In addition to overseeing daily operations, Mrvos said she is excited to be working on two new initiatives expected to improve student services and communications. One of those initiatives is creating an environment of education and wellness. Continue reading