Passport Health Clinic at UR School of Nursing Wins International Award
The University of Rochester School of Nursing’s Passport Health team, a travel clinic that serves the local Rochester community, received the President’s Club Award at the annual Passport Health conference in Scottsdale, Arizona last month.
The local clinic is one of more than 250 across North America that provides pre-travel physicals, vaccinations, prevention strategies, access to travel health insurance, and prescriptions for avoiding travel-related illnesses. The President’s Club Award is given out annually to a clinic that demonstrated exemplary operational and business metric milestones in 2016.
“This is the first time our local clinic has been honored with this award in our 23-year history,” said Matthew Klapetzky, RN, the clinical director of Passport Health at the school. “We are proud to be recognized and are pleased to be providing these critical services to our community.”
The clinic specializes in yellow fever, typhoid, malaria, and meningitis vaccinations, and provides expertise on health alerts and Center for Disease Control recommendations.
In addition to travel medicine services, Passport Health responds to the area’s need for other vaccines, such as those for shingles, HPV, influenza, and hepatitis A and B.