Health Services

The Health Services Department Mission is: To foster the growth, development and educational achievement of each student by promoting his or her health and wellness in a safe and supportive environment.

According to the National Association of school Nurses: “School Nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being and academic success and lifelong achievement of students.”

Mt. Lebanon School Nurses support learning by:

  • Providing support and coordinating care for children with chronic health problem
  • Actively collaborating with faculty,staff,parents, and community providers to help achieve student wellness
  • Being active members of student support teams
  • Assessing and treating day - day illnesses and injuries that occur during the school hours
  • Performing health screenings as mandated by the PA Department of Health
  • Reviewing and monitoring immunizations on all children
  • Providing health education and wellness programs to students and employees
  • Providing nursing services as needed
  • Providing a safe and healthy environment for students/employees

Deanna Hess, RN, MSEd, CSN
Chairman, Health Services Department
dhess@mtlsd.net
412-344-2049