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Health Center

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The Lincoln Academy Health Center Staff. From Left: Robyn Henny, Tori Wright LCSW, Lisa Katz LCSW, Heather Norris LCSW, Eric Duffy RN, and Janet Yost, NP

The Lincoln Academy School-Based Health Center is a full-service health center located within the school, set up much the same as a doctor’s office. A safe, inexpensive, and easily accessible place for students to seek a full range of health services without leaving school.  We offer preventive health care, diagnosis and treatment of acute medical conditions, and management of chronic illness, as well as education, counseling, and referral as needed to community providers.

Lincoln Academy partners with Lincoln Health and Maine Behavioral Health, which provide services including professional staff, medical equipment, and other in-kind support.

Parental permission is required for students to receive expanded services beyond what is provided by the school nurse. Over 80% of our students utilize this service, which is dedicated to providing our students with primary care services in the most accessible way possible. We also provide all primary care services for our residential students.

The clinic is coordinated by Eric Duffy, RN, who assesses students and utilizes standing orders to provide a range of treatments. Nurse Duffy also helps determine which students should be referred to Janet Yost, a Nurse Practitioner who is on site a few days each week. The Nurse Practioner regularly interacts with students’ primary care providers to ensure continuity in their care.

Both the RN and NP work under the supervision of a pediatrician from Lincoln Medical Partners. This physician provides guidance and consultation whenever necessary, reviews and updates standing orders, and helps facilitate the care of the most complicated cases.

Health Center Staff:

Eric Duffy : School Nurse
Eric Duffy

Eric Duffy has had a varied career, centered around three fields: emergency medical care, education, and wilderness tripping. He is a Registered Nurse, a Wilderness and Maine EMT, and a Registered Maine Guide. Eric holds a BA in English from Stonehill College and an MA in Theology from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. He is a lead instructor for Wilderness Medical Associates International, and regularly teaches intensive courses in emergency medicine that has been adapted for remote settings. Before becoming a nurse Eric taught English and outdoor education at Hebron Academy; supervised the paddling programs at L.L.Bean’s Outdoor Discovery Schools; spent several years working seasonally as an EMT in the winter and a sea kayaking guide in the summer; and was the health care coordinator at Chewonki. Before joining LA’s health center staff, Eric spent three years working as a nurse in the Emergency Department at Miles Memorial Hospital.

Academic Affiliations:

A.S. Nursing, Southern Maine Community College
B.A. English, Stonehill College
M.A. Theology, Acadia University (Nova Scotia)



eduffy@lincolnacademy.org
Janet Yost : Nurse Practioner
Janet Yost
Janet Yost is a Lincoln Academy alum who has spent past 30 years working in pediatrics; 15 years as Registered Nurse, and 15 years as a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She recently returned to Lincoln County, got married, and began working with Lincoln Medical Patners Pediatrics and the Lincoln Academy School-Based Health Center. In her spare time: Jan enjoys gardening and recreational lobstering with husband Brad, but her favorite activity by far is being "Nannie" to her grandson Owen.
BSN - University of New England
CPNP - Simmons College

(207) 563-3596
yost@lincolnacademy.org
Lisa Katz : Clinical Social Worker
Lisa Katz

Lisa has had the privilege to work with many children, families and individuals over the past 26 years of her professional life.  She is committed to contributing what she can to make the world a little brighter and better for others.  When not working, Lisa likes to get outside with her family and dog for hikes, bike rides, and boating.  Other interests include spending time with friends, cooking and eating really good food, reading, scrabble, travel, and going to the gym.

BA, Psychology and English Lit., University of Rochester
MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work

(207) 563-3596 ext. 260
katz@lincolnacademy.org
Heather Norris : Clinical Social Worker
Heather Norris
Heather is a Maine native who now works as an integrated behavioral health specialist for Maine Behavioral Health. She sees students in the Boothbay High School and Lincoln Academy health centers, and also works in the Lincoln Medical Partners primary care office in Damariscotta. Heather spends her free time with family and friends, and enjoys hiking, boating, reading, and watching movies with her children.
BSW:  Wheelock College
MSW: Salem State


norris@lincolnacademy.org
Tory Wright : Clinical Social Worker
Tory Wright

Tory has lived in Maine for twenty years,  currently in Bath, with her husband, three children, three dogs, and fifty guppies.  Tory loves teenagers and working with them at LA is a pleasure.  When not at LA, Tory loves to travel, dance, and read at the beach.  When at LA, you can find her whipping up espresso drinks and good conversations.

Academic Affiliations:

B.A. Hampshire College
MS.W University of Southern Maine
MS.Ed. Saint Joseph's College


(207) 563-3596 ext. 130
twright@lincolnacademy.org

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