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Magnus Spotlight - Brian Biddulph-Krentar, CEO

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Jan 30, 2018 2:59:28 PM

Magnus Health - noun; MAG-nəs /helTH/
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  1. A one-of-a-kind cloud-based computer software that is the most innovative way to collect, track, and manage school health information.
  2. A team of unique, hard-working individuals, who have a mutual passion to improve student health and safety so students can focus on learning.
  3. A magnificent place to work.

When you pass by the Magnus Health office in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, you would not know that inside, there is a group of people who are committed to ensuring safety in schools throughout the nation. You also would not be able to guess the color of some of the interior walls... Anyone? Anyone? C’mon, they are painted bright orange, of course!

Not only does Magnus consist of valuable team members across all departments, but our Directors and Managers keep Magnus growing and improving week-in and week-out.

Our leadership team is made up of five dedicated, passionate, and professional Directors. With the start of 2018, we’ve decided to highlight them each so not only our wonderful customers, but everyone in our industry, can get to know them!

We will kick off the Magnus Leadership spotlight with our CEO, Brian Biddulph-Krentar. Brian currently resides in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and travels to the Raleigh Headquarters at least twice a month. Brian has been in the healthcare industry for quite some time. Actually, we’ll let him speak for himself! 

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Employee Spotlight - Deidra

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Nov 28, 2017 2:13:57 PM

deidra 1.jpgOur Help Desk Manager Deidra has been named the Magnus Employee of the Quarter for Q3, 2017! This is a well deserved award for Deidra, as she has been on the Magnus team for many years and effectively manages a team of employees through the toughest season of the year: back to school time aka “Peak Season.” In preparation for the new school year, starting as early as June, phone calls and emails to the Magnus Help Desk increase dramatically in volume. Deidra and her team assist parents and college students with navigating the Magnus system to ensure they have a successful experience. They are ready to help and answer every end user question! The Help Desk department maintains a high customer satisfaction rating throughout this busy time, and Deidra is always happy to report the positive feedback her team receives about caller experience to the rest of the Magnus team!


Learn more about Deidra’s Magnus story below!

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The 2017 Fall Magnus Roadshow has Kicked Off!

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Sep 29, 2017 4:51:50 PM

Magnus Health is coming to a city near you!

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If you have heard of Magnus Health before, you may have heard about our annual Road Show. It’s the time when our Magnus team hits the road and conducts Bootcamp training sessions for clients and Lunch and Learn events for prospective clients. Well, we have packed our bags, and are kicking off the 2017 Fall Road Show! This year, the Roadshow events will run through November and we really hope to see you along the way!

Magnus clients will get to see our newest product features first hand and get a refresher course on Magnus software - everything they need to know in order to make better student care a priority. Click here for the client Bootcamp schedule to see when we will be in a city near you!

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Getting to Know Our Partners

Posted by Christina Trimis on Aug 29, 2017 3:51:29 PM

Magnus Health takes pride in its ability to be extremely versatile, adaptive, and intuitive. The Magnus team works hard everyday to understand exactly what client needs are and how best to help them. For years, Magnus has been working with various partners to make sure that customer needs are not only met, but exceeded. Currently, Magnus works with several great partners, all of which offer different added value to our clients. 

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Employee Spotlight - Paul

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on Aug 29, 2017 2:47:31 PM

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Since 2013, Paul has been an invaluable member of the Magnus team, and he is our 2nd Employee of the Quarter recipient this year. Paul usually shows up to work early, ready to start his day! As our Systems Administrator, he is the man behind the scenes of Magnus, making sure all is well with every part of our software. Paul monitors those vital components of the software that we don’t always think about: the network, servers, internet speed, cloud storage... and the list goes on.

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Employee Spotlight: Martika Hedgepeth

Posted by Marlene Chotkowski on May 26, 2017 11:55:04 AM

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This year, we are starting something new at Magnus Health by recognizing an “Employee of the Quarter.” This person must be someone who demonstrates Magnus’ core values, which include: teamwork, positive energy, and focusing on what matters. At Magnus, we use the phrases “Make it Happen” and “Make it Better” constantly, to remind our team to not only be proactive and put forth a great effort, but to also be problem solvers, to think outside of the box, and to contribute to improving our company every day. This quarter, our company chose Martika Hedgepeth as the Employee of the Quarter. We sat down with Martika and chatted about what it takes to earn this title.

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Speed, speed and more speed!

Posted by Kerri Wade on Dec 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Performance enhancements, code improvements and bug fixes...oh my. In our latest release on November 30, 2016, we've cleaned up and reproduced many sections within the back end of the Prescriptions section along with updates to the Medication Schedule making them cleaner, faster and more efficient!

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Simplify state audits with SMR [Client Success Story]

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jul 1, 2015 1:41:00 PM

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  • School: Trinity School
  • Location: Atlanta, GA
  • Type: Age 3 – Grade 6 Private Coed Day
  • Size: 640 students
  • Website: trinityatl.org

As is required for any school in Georgia, Trinity School routinely undergoes Public Health audits of their student immunization records. To accommodate the auditor, Nurse Debbie Bright used to make paper copies of the immunization records, divide them by grade level, and place them in a ring binder. That binder would then be given to the assessor to review page by page.

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Happy end of school year!

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 15, 2015 9:31:00 AM

May we sign your yearbook? It's that time of year again, and many, if not all, schools are winding down to summer vacation. We'd like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all our schools for a wonderful school year! We are of course, not bidding adieu to you, as you have access to your account, and us, all the year through. But, we know you work hard all year long for your students, and we want to send you off to summer with warm well-wishes! Consider this our yearbook signature!

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Save time with streamlined record collection [Client Success Story]

Posted by Kathryn Sloop on Jun 4, 2015 8:59:00 AM

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  • School:Waring School
  • Location: Beverly, MA
  • Type:K-12 Private Day School
  • Size: 150 students
  • Website: waringschool.org

When Waring School mailed required student health forms to parents each summer, those forms were returned to the school via traditional mail. Nurse Jan Lindsay then spent the two weeks prior to the start of school organizing piles of paperwork, making a list of those students with missing forms, and then contacting those students’ parents. “It involved a lot of chasing down of families via email. As the beginning of school approached, we then went to the phones,” Lindsay said.

DSC_03792Even with those efforts, there were some parents who waited until the very last day, when Waring School left for their annual camping trip in New Hampshire. “That was the worst – dealing with forms and medication instructions as we were trying to load up the vans and get ourselves to camp,” Lindsay said. Each year, these same issues resurfaced and the receptionist frequently had to assist in making phone calls as well, making it difficult to tally just how much time the cumbersome process consumed.

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