|Health Center |
The Tracy Health Center provides routine medical care, and promotes healthy lifestyles for KUA’s student body. We are staffed by registered nurses with extensive experience working with adolescents. The Health Center is open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Sundays as needed. During other hours, there is a nurse on call. Students are encouraged to come to the health center to talk about any and all health issues including physical, emotional, and psychological well-being. Our staff and referral system can address the full spectrum of health concerns. Students requiring professional medical, dental and mental health services beyond the scope of the health center are referred to the nearby Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and other community health offices. The nursing staff makes all necessary transportation arrangements for students who are going to appointments. One advantage of our contract with DHMC is streamlined appointments – our students enjoy scheduling priority.
Keith J. Loud, MD, MSc
is the Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College. At the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, recognized as one of the nation's best hospitals, Dr. Loud is Section Chief of General Pediatrics, and Interim Director of CHaD, the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. He specializes in Adolescent Medicine, Sports Medicine, and Pediatric Sports Medicine and is involved with DHMC's Orthopaedics: Concussion and Sports Concussion Programs, among others. Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine, Dr. Loud has been Kimball Union's Medical Director conducting regular clinics at the Health Center since 2011. KUA's working relationship with Dartmouth Hitchcock allows us to have immediate access to some of the best pediatric services in the country. Appointments to see Dr. Loud are made through the Health Center.
Dr. Michael Sparks,
KUA’s consulting sports medicine physician, is also affiliated with DHMC. Dr. Sparks is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. Like Dr. Loud, Dr. Sparks also holds regular clinics in the health center during the school year, seeing students with orthopedic problems.
Dr. Linda Addante is the school counselor/life coach. Both a board certified psychiatrist and a registered nurse, Linda has a special affinity for connecting with young adults and adolescents. Available for both scheduled and drop-in appointments, Dr. Addante
also makes use an extensive referral network when appropriate.
A 1987 Graduate of Downstate Medical Center Brooklyn, NY with a BS in Physical Therapy, Carol Edvin is a certified manual orthopedic therapist NIOMPT, and has been a certified geriatric specialist at Hunter College. Owner of Plainfield Physical Therapy since 2004, specializing in sports and orthopedic physical therapy, Carol lives in Plainfield, NH with her family. She enjoys biking, rowing, hiking and swimming.
The Health Center is a clinical site for nursing students from River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH. Every autumn, second year nursing students spend several days in the health center learning about how to take care of adolescents in the school setting. We are proud to be nurturing the next generation of nurses.
If you have questions about the services provided through the Health Center, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-469-2055. We're passionate about our students' well being and providing them with the best possible health care.
"When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot manifest, strength cannot fight, wealth becomes useless, and intelligence cannot be applied." (Herophilus 300 BC)
Electronic Health Record Management
The Health Center is pleased to partner with Magnus Health,
the cloud-based health record management system for parents and students. Their industry-standard system makes coordinating student health records easy and convenient for parents.
Director of Health Services
Health Services Director Pam Tyson graduated from Pennsylvania State University with dual bachelors of science degrees in nursing and criminology. She also earned a Masters of Science in Health Administration from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. Pam's experience includes work at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, Duke University Hospital in Durham NC, Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH, and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. She lives in Meriden with her son, Jonathan Butler, (class of 2015) and a menagerie that includes a yellow lab and 3 cats. Pam teaches CPR/AED/first aid to both faculty and staff at KUA. She also teaches classes in the Compass program: personal hygiene, safety, health, cpr and first aid.
Assistant Director of Health Services
A native Cape Codder, Sandy earned her RN diploma at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston in 1975. She worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH for 18 years in the Coronary Care Unit and the Urology Clinic. During that time, she founded and coordinated the DHMC Organ and Tissue Donation Program and was a contributing author to the 1995 edition of Mosby’s Manual of Emergency Care. Sandy came to KUA in 1985 when she and her husband, Jim, adopted their daughter, Rachael, KUA Class of 2003, from Korea. In addition to being the Assistant Director of Health Services, Sandy coordinates the school's annual Red Cross blood drive and has served on the Student Life Committee and the Student/Faculty Housing Committee. Sandy chairs KUA’s Diversity Committee, RELAY, which is a student/faculty-led group that explores issues of diversity and designs schoolwide programs to raise awareness and initiate dialogue related to diversity and social justice. In March of 2005 and 2007, Sandy co-led the school-sponsored trips to India.
Following a long career as Director of Health Services at Kimball Union, Jim now continues to serve the school as a nurse. He is a 1971 graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in New Bedford, MA, and received his BSPA from St. Joseph’s College in 1975. Prior to coming to Kimball Union, he was staff nurse in the Emergency Department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His wife, Sandy, is the Assistant Director of Health Services. Their daughter, Rachael, is a member of Kimball Union’s Class of 2003.
Laura Heath, RN earned her BSN at Colby-Sawyer College and has worked at DHMC in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit since 2001. She currently resides in Springfield, NH with her husband Courtney and two boys Connor, age 8 and Jacob, age 6. Laura is an avid runner and just completed her first half marathon this year.