SYLVANIA, OH (WTOL) - The Sylvania school district has entered into a partnership with ProMedica to provide school nursing services.
The new partnership with ProMedica, which began Thursday, is intended to provide the same level of nursing services at the start of the school year to which students and families have been accustomed, the district said.
In addition to school nurses, on Jan. 1, 2019, telehealth technology will be available in each of the 12 school buildings, allowing nurses to virtually diagnose and treat students throughout the district in a timely manner.
The district said it greatly appreciates the service and commitment from its previous provider, and "it is unfortunate that an interim agreement was not reached with them."
"We're looking forward to working with Sylvania schools to provide nursing and telehealth services to students, which allows us to fulfill our mission of improving the health and well-being of the community" said Darrell Wachowiak, associate vice president at ProMedica Flower Hospital.
Sylvania school students return to class on Aug. 20.
For more information about the telehealth service, visit the Communications page on the district website, found here.