Rushville Republican

Health

December 4, 2012

Amos receives nursing award

RUSHVILLE — Marge Amos, Rush County Health nurse for 34 years, was presented the Indiana Association of School Nurses KA Coffman Friend of School Nursing Award on Nov. 8 at the Marriott East. The KA Coffman award was established in 2004 in honor of KA who worked relentlessly in her advocacy for the health of children in her area and was an active member of the Indiana Association of School Nurses.

Marge’s nomination form stated she was the perfect example of a Friend of School Nursing. She cares about her community and fellow professionals. She has made sure that the health department is available on the first day of school for vaccinations for over 20 years in addition to the regular immunization clinics. She is available for consultation when the school nurse calls stating a parent has been told they have a communicable disease. There is collaboration between the local health department, the school nurses and the state department of health. She helps in many ways to ensure that students can be in school ready to learn.

Marge takes time to deliberate when new situations come up. When she has decided, then there is no turning back. She is dedicated. She goes above and beyond. Marge does not like the spotlight so many people do not realize the help she gives to make our community a better place to live.

When new rules are passed to increase immunization requirements, she will arrange extra clinics and has come to the schools to help provide immunizations. She has included the school and school nurses in the planning of disaster drills, the health surveys for county health, H1N1 flu vaccines, certification in TB, etc. She works with many in being a partner for the health of our county and sees the role of the school nurse as an important part of this. Marge is the leader of the Partners for a Healthy Rush County and in less than 2 years the group has 4 subgroups that are active.

 

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