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Meet Our Health Services Team


Kurt Thomas, DO

School Physician

Dr. Thomas is a board-certified family practice physician with nearly 30 years of experience caring for infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship and residency at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Hanover Hospital, specializing in family medicine. Dr. Thomas has been a school physician in the Hanover Public School District since 2006.

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Henry J. Hoffacker, DDS

School Dentist

Dr. Hoffacker has been the Hanover Public School District’s school dentist for more than 30 years and has practiced in the Hanover area for over 40. After graduating from Hanover High School himself, Dr. Hoffacker went to the University of Maryland, College Park, and graduated from dental school in 1971. In 1975, he completed dental surgery school at the University of Maryland. Dr. Hoffacker is an active member of the Pennsylvania Dental Association.

Gloria J. Sanders, BSN, RN, CSN

Certified School Nurse, Middle and High School

Mrs. Sanders has 22 years of experience  in the healthcare field, working in the Emergency Department in various roles including Registered Nurse and Nurse Manager.  She began working for Hanover Public School District in 2014 as an Emergency Certified School Nurse and received her School Nurse Certification from Millersville University in 2015.  She received her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and is currently working toward her Master’s at EMU. She is a member of the National Association of School Nurses.

Mindy Heiner, LPN

Health Room Assistant, Hanover Middle and High School

Sue Meyer, LPN

Health Room Assistant, Hanover Street Elementary School

Christy Simpson, LPN

Health Room Assistant, Washington Elementary School

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Health Resources for Parents

Health Concerns

Emergency Card

Serious Events at School

When to Keep Your Child Home

Medicines at School

Medication Guidelines


Communicable Diseases and Immunizations

PA State References

PA Department of Health - Mandated School Health Services Chart

Hanover Public School District Policy

Physician/Medical Evaluation

Dental Evaluation

Vision and Hearing Testing

Common Health Issues

Allergic Reactions





Other Health Resources

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Food Allergies

PA State Health Department