Medicaid nurses offer health screens in Lamar County schools

January 15, 2020, WDAM, Karrie Leggett-Brown - When your kids are in school, teachers are taking care of your child’s education and nurses are taking care of the child.  In the Lamar County School District, Director of Human Resources Chris Wooten said there is a different kind of nurse that isn’t in very many school districts.“That’s what the nurses are here for, they keep the students in class and they learn more,” Wooten said. Wooten has seen first-hand the positve impact Medicaid nurses have in the school district. “They have been able to send things home to the parents saying, ‘You need to have your child tested for something,’” Wooten said.

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