The School of Nursing at historically Black Southern University in Louisiana has unveiled the Jag Mobile, its state-of-the-art custom mobile health unit that will provide services to medically underserved communities within a 50-mile radius of the Baton Rouge campus.
Ochsner Health System partnered with the nursing school for the 38-foot-long unit, which will serve as a catalyst to provide more Louisiana residents with access to quality healthcare. The wheelchair-accessible mobile health clinic is fully equipped with two examination rooms that include state-of-the-art equipment that allows telehealth and in-person visits. Both pediatric and adult patients will be served. Southern University undergraduate and graduate nursing students will utilize the mobile clinic to meet clinical learning objectives.
“Today, we are the only historically Black college or university to have a mobile health unit in the state of Louisiana,” said Sandra Brown, dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health. “This will be archived in the School of Nursing history books for years to come.”
“Healthcare has been tough for the past two years,” added Courtney Phillips, Louisiana Department of Health secretary. “To see so many people at Southern University and the students wearing their white uniforms lets me know that we still have individuals that are committed to service and the healthcare field, and that you have doubled down on your commitment to serve and educate.”