St. Joseph’s nurses attend to the needs of our students.

St. Joseph’s nurses attend to the needs of our students.

St. Joseph’s Indian School is committed to supporting the students it serves—mind, body, heart and spirit.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Native American population in the United States faces extreme health disparities. One statistic from the CDC states “the rates of injuries, diabetes, and inflammation of the bronchioles were two to three times as high among Alaskan Indians/Native Americans than among all racial/ethnic populations combined.”

The Freimann Health Center is located on St. Joseph’s campus to meet the health needs of the Lakota students and our staff. Barring something serious like an x-ray, our four nurses, two physician’s assistants and a certified nurse practitioner are available to see to everyone’s needs.

Currently, the Freimann Health Center is open daily and has ‘on-call’ nurse availability after hours and on weekends. Students are referred to the health center by a houseparent or school staff member whenever they experience an injury or illness that needs attention.

It is far less expensive for St. Joseph’s to address common medical needs on campus than seek medical treatment elsewhere.

For the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Students were seen by the medical provider 958 times
  • Employees and their family members were seen by the medical provider 940 times
  • Students were seen by the nurses 1304 times
  • Staff were seen by the nurses 188 times.

Your support enables us to provide health care to all Lakota (Sioux) children. Because of you, our students are able to lead healthier, more productive lives.

St. Joseph’s Freimann Health Center is located on St. Joseph’s campus.

St. Joseph’s Freimann Health Center is located on St. Joseph’s campus.

 

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