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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Know your Co-Worker: Pam Baker-Redman

Pam Baker-Redman

Name: Pam Baker-Redman, RN

Job Title: Clinical Specialist, RN

Department/Program Name: School Health

Years worked at LFCHD: 4+ years full-time (stand by now)

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? The people! Teamwork and flexibility.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Retired from Bureau of Prisons/FMC-Lexington.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? It would be easier to say what I don’t like!

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Winchell’s

What do you like to do for fun? Travel

What word(s) describe you best? Positive

What is your greatest accomplishment? Completing four years of college as a single parent and watching both my children graduate as well. Then, passing the physical requirements to work at the Federal Prison at the age of 58 and starting a wound program that had never been done before in a Federal Prison.

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CHEE reps LFCHD at Roots & Heritage Festival

Roots and Heritage

We provided health information Sept. 9 at the annual Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival. Attendees completed interactive handouts to assess their risk of Type 2 diabetes, with information on resources provided for pre-diabetes, diabetes and weight loss classes. Our Community Health Equity and Education team also distributed information on health department services, including Safe Sleep for Infants, heat stroke, care safety, child care and much more. They also gave away a variety of items, such bandage holders from Safe Kids Fayette County, Zika coloring books and CCHC cloth bags.

CHEE representatives Holly Clendenin, Catherine Lowe,  Nancy Hiner, Devon Millsaps and Sara McMahan worked the event, and Rick Cundiff helped with the set up and take down of the booth at the event.

Know Your Co-Worker: Donna Lassanske

Donna Lassanske

Name: Donna Lassanske

Job Title: Registered Nurse

Department/Program Name: Clinical Services – TB

Years worked at LFCHD: 2 months

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Great people

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Diagnostic Services

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Funny movies or muscials, and oldie goldies and country music.

What is your favorite color? Light purple or blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Cracker Barrel, O’ Charlies, Cheddars, and Applebees

What do you like to do for fun? I like to be outdoors and do yard and garden work.

What type of pets do you have? Two horses, one barn cat, a mare, and foal.

What word(s) describe you best? Reserved, but engaging.

What is your greatest accomplishment? I raised three adopted children into adulthood.

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Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department.

Hailee Reed
Hailee Reed
Disease Intervention & Outreach Specialist

Lisa McDonald
Lisa McDonald
Disease Intervention & Outreach Specialist

Tyler Arvin
Tyler Arvin
Nurse Specialist

Know Your Co-Worker: Tara Mason

Name: Tara Mason

Job Title: Health Educator

Department/Program Name: CHEE/Diabetes

Years worked at LFCHD: 5

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? I love teaching people how to improve their health.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)?: Disease Intervention and HIV Outreach Specialist

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? TV: Game of Thrones, Music: Cake and Maxwell.

What is your favorite color? Yellow

What is your favorite food/place to eat?  I love ethnic foods: Ethiopian, Thai, Indian, or Latin. I will eat just about anything!

What do you like to do for fun? Traveling, trying out new foods/restaurants, and going to the movies.

What type of pets do you have? A cat named Saul.

What word(s) describe you best? Blunt

What is your greatest accomplishment? Living and working abroad in the US Peace Corps.

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Cobb reps LFCHD at Overdose Awareness Day

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Jessica Cobb, our Community Health officer, volunteered her time Saturday at Voices Of Hope-Lexington, Inc.‘s Overdose Awareness Day 2017 event. The annual event brings the community together to mourn those we’ve lost to addiction and to find new ways to work together to provide help.

Know your Co-Worker: Jenna Schwartz

Jenna Schwartz

Name: Jenna Schwartz

Job Title: Senior WIC Dietitian Specialist

Department/Program Name: WIC

Years worked at LFCHD 2.5 years

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Helping women have healthier pregnancies and educating and empowering parents to make healthy choices for their children.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Working with home health and clients on tube feeding and TPN.

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? My favorite author is Shauna Niequist

What is your favorite color? Sangria

What is your favorite food/place to eat? I love Mexican and Indian inspired food. I also love brunch foods.

What do you like to do for fun? Walking, yoga, and spending time with close family and friends.

What word(s) describe you best? Trustworthy, Caring, Disciplined, Sweet

What is your greatest accomplishment? Being married to my best friend, Aaron, and having our son, Liam.

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Eclipse 2017: LFCHD employees take part in historic event

Lexington-Fayette County  Health Department employees each received a free pair of special glasses to allow the solar eclipse to be safely viewed. Employees gathered in the parking lot and around the building around 2:30 p.m. Monday as the eclipse hit its peak in Lexington, with the moon covering about 95 percent of the sun.

Looking through the pictures, you can see the light grow dimmer, although we didn’t reach totality like in western Kentucky. Environmental Health inspectors Matt Yarnall and Kara Stanfield spent the weekend and Monday in Hopkinsville to help with the crowds and to monitor any public health issues.

McMahan is a “Safety Star”!

Congratulations to Sarah McMahan for receiving a “Safety Star” award for her work as a community partner on the Safe Kids Fayette County Coalition for the April-June 2017 quarter. The organization is based within the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital and focuses on injury prevention education for the community.

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Left to right: Sarah McMahan and Sherri Hannan (Safe Kids Coordinator)

Staff attends Lactation on the Levee

On Aug. 2, Doraine Bailey, Mary Beth Gilles, Cristina Hiten, and Megan Preston attended Lactation on the Levee in Newport, KY. This continuing education course covered topics like, “Breastfeeding on the Insulin Dysregulation Spectrum,” “Recognizing When Things are Heading South: Investigating for Low Milk Production,” “Hypoplastic Breast Syndrome: The Hot New Diagnosis?” and “Counseling the High Need Mother.” The program featured Lisa Marasco, co-author of The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk, a contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultants, and a new Cochrane Collaborative author. She is employed by WIC of Santa Barbara County.

Aug. 2 Lactation on the Levee

Left to Right:
Cristina Hiten, Mary Beth Gilles, Lisa Marasco (Presenter), Megan Preston, and Doraine Bailey

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