The St. Gabriel Health Clinic has expanded its medical services to six local charter schools.

The clinic will now manage school-based health centers at Baton Rouge University Preparatory School, Baton Rouge Bridge Academy, South Baton Rouge Charter Academy, Baton Rouge College Preparatory, Baton Rouge Charter Academy at Mid-City and Iberville Charter Academy in Plaquemine.

The school-based clinics will provide primary care to all eligible students, staff and faculty, and will operate in conjunction with students’ schedules.

“Having a center that is accessible to students while they are in school makes it much easier for them to get the care they need,” the nonprofit organization’s executive director, Victor Kirk, said in a news release. “It is our experience that a school-based health center improves the overall health care of its population, and assists with the identification and management of abuse that may otherwise go undetected and untreated.”

This week the clinic also announced that Shirley Freeman-Wade, the current director of the Student Health Center at Southern University, has been named the deputy CEO of SGHC.

Wade, a licensed advanced practice registered nurse, will work with clinic administrators on developing new programming, including wellness promotion, expanding services and creating greater access to care for clinic patients.

“She will assist us in monitoring quality and managing our clinical managers and supervisors to ensure our patients receive full access to all our health care services,” Kirk said.

Early voting reminder

West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan reminds the public that early voting for the Nov. 21 general election begins Saturday at the Registrar of Voters Office.

Early voting will last until Nov. 14, excluding Sunday. Early voting will not be conducted on Veterans Day.

Hours for early voting are 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day.

For details, call (225) 336-2421.

Brusly hosts veterans fête

The town of Brusly is hosting its annual Veterans Day Reception at noon Nov. 11 at Town Hall.

Veterans and the public are invited to join town officials as they show appreciation to all veterans.

Refreshments will be served.

‘Faces’ sculptor talk

Historian and Port Allen native Susan Hymel will discuss “Angela Gregory’s New State Capitol Art” at the West Baton Rouge Historical Association’s annual Ethel Claiborne Dameron Lecture at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at the WBR Museum.

Hymel has been associated with Angela Gregory’s work for more than 40 years and was instrumental in finding homes for the relief portraits sculpted by Gregory and known today as the “Faces.”

The lecture is free and open the public.

Following the program, refreshments will be served.

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