Starting January 20, 2020, Baptist Health South Florida will manage an on-campus health clinic at St. Thomas University (STU) providing students, faculty and staff with medical care including annual physical exams, sick visits, chronic disease management, lab draws on-site and annual flu vaccines. Baptist Health Primary Care at St. Thomas University will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 5p.m.
“At St. Thomas University, we strive to be student-centered and give our students access to best services available,” said David A. Armstrong, J.D., president at St. Thomas University. “By partnering with a prestigious institution, such as Baptist Health, we are providing them with access to top-level healthcare that will enhance their university experience.”
“We are proud to partner with St. Thomas University on this initiative and do our part in keeping its students, faculty and staff healthy,” said Bernie Fernandez, M.D., chief executive officer, Baptist Health Medical Group.
In addition, Baptist Health will offer programming to STU faculty and staff including sponsored lectures on health and wellness, and initiate a step challenge. They will collaborate with the STU School of Nursing on health promotion initiatives, such as educating employees on healthy weight and blood pressure parameters and offer monthly blood pressure checks and weigh-ins, and work with university experts to identify additional opportunities to promote health and wellness on-campus.
“Our organizations share the same passion for improving the health and well-being of the St. Thomas University community,” said Myriam Ampuero-Martinez, assistant vice president, Baptist Health Primary Care. “We’re excited to come together to provide, not only clinical care, but education about wellness initiatives.”