The philosophy of the Bonnie Brae Health Office is to create an environment where comprehensive medical services are provided that meet each individual’s health care needs while establishing an ongoing, trusting, therapeutic relationship. Emphasis is placed on well-child care development, preventive health and serious medical concerns.
The Bonnie Brae Health Office delivers quality care in the following areas: Psychiatric services including comprehensive evaluations, monthly assessments and medication monitoring; pediatric services including physical examinations, immunizations and treatment of medical concerns; nursing services including assessments, medication administration, health education and coordinating health screens; and dietary services and nutritional assessments. Residents receive twice-yearly dental exams, annual eye exams, lab work and HIV testing, and consultations with specialists as needed. The Health Office staff works closely with a full range of specialists to provide optimal care for our boys.
The Health office itself is a 4 room infirmary that can accommodate 8 residents. There is a nurses’ station, treatment room, conference room, locked medication room, laundry room, and 2 physician offices. The Health Office staff includes a Director of Nursing, Nursing Supervisor, three full-time and one part-time staff nurses, two part-time Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs), a medical assistant, medical secretary, dietician, and two drivers, in addition to a full-time Psychiatrist and a contracted Pediatrician. We also have a Phlebotomist who has the capability to draw blood and perform urine toxicology screens on site. Nurses counsel the boys in such areas as personal hygiene, infection control, diet, exercise, and growth and development. Increasingly, nurses monitor and provide counseling in the management of chronic care issues such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity.
Our dietician provides nutritional services and education to staff, residents, and families on an on-going basis. Psychotropic medications are overseen by our Child Psychiatrist along with 2 Advanced Nurse Practitioners.