Location: St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
Type: International Baccalaureate Boarding and Day School
Size: 748 students
Grades: Junior Kindergarten – Grade 12
Contact Person: Teresa Stevens, School Nurse and Manager of Health Services
Prior to Magnus Health, Ridley College used a combination of paper-based processes and an electronic medical record (EMR) solution to manage student health. While the EMR offered some nice features, it was designed for doctor’s offices and did not cater to K-12 schools.
During the 2016 school year, Ridley’s nurse manager and IT department began to look for a new student health record (SHR) solution. They wanted a software system that was user-friendly for school nurses, eliminated paper-based processes, and prioritized data privacy and security.
After consulting with a peer school in the Ontario region, Ridley decided to implement Magnus Health as their new SHR. Together with Blackbaud as their student information system, Magnus Health has helped Ridley streamline workflows, enhance communication, and provide better student care.
Ridley’s health office relies on Magnus Health in several different ways. For staff nurses, the SHR is a user-friendly way to document each student visit, stay organized with progress notes, and easily access student charts. For nurse managers like Teresa Stevens, Magnus Health is used for stats, auditing requirements, immunization tracking, smart lists, and parent communication.
Outside of the health office, school counselors and athletic trainers have access to Magnus Health. Authorized users can share treatment notes across departments which helps facilitate internal communication and ensure consistent student care. Additionally, all athletic coaches and residential staff have limited access to Magnus Health so they can care for students on and off-campus in the case of allergies or other emergencies.
Teresa Stevens, School Nurse and Manager of Health Services
Several years after making the switch to Magnus Health, Ridley’s staff continues to benefit from the SHR solution. Highlights include:
“We love Magnus Health and have no issues with it,” says Teresa. “I live on it; it’s user-friendly and does everything we need. And the customer service is quick!”
Magnus Health is trusted by more than 1,000 private and independent schools across North America. Contact us today to discover how Magnus Health can help your school prioritize student health and wellness!