New Health Service Director Appointed

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.

“Few are aware of our efforts to promote student wellness through education,” said Mrvos. “By merging preventive services with the treatment of sick students, we teach them how to avoid future illnesses. It’s an ongoing effort that is augmented by the University’s internal wellness program.”

Another key change is the development and implementation of a comprehensive new electronic medical records system. Medicat will improve workflow, records monitoring and documentation, and, in the future, will enable students to submit medical records electronically. The new system, which went into effect on August 27, is part of an effort of the health service to become a nearly paperless office.