June 08, 2012 12:00AM
Carrie Farrington, the coordinator for health promotion and wellness in Pittsburg State University’s Bryant Student Health Center, has been honored by the Joplin Tri-State Journal in its “Salute to Health Care.” The journal recognized 14 of the area’s “most influential health care professionals” in its June 4 issue.
A nurse practitioner, Farrington has cared for Pitt State students for seven years. At the student health center, she works in the clinic and also works with the Office of Prevention and Wellness and the student peer educators. This past year, Farrington worked with staff in the Student Recreation Center and in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation to establish a program that promotes active student lifestyles.
Farrington also gets credit for helping establish the electronic medical records system at PSU, which was the first student health system in Kansas to go paperless.
Farrington, an ARNP, earned both a BSN and an MSN degree from PSU.