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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

National Selfie Day 2018!

Thanks to everyone who submitted selfies to use in our social media posts encouraging Lexington residents to be the picture of good health on National Selfie Day! Be sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts and share the images with your friends/family.

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Welcome new employees!

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

Kelsey Kyle

Kelsey Kyle
Environmental Health Specialist

Emily Jones

Emily Jones
Nutrition Specialist

Sarah Czarnecki

Sarah Czarnecki
Nutrition Specialist

Anderson, Lee finish 6 years on Board of Health

June 11 BoH (Lee and Anderson)

Jason Lee and Paula Anderson participated in their final Board of Health meeting Monday evening after six years of service. Commissioner of Health Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, left, and Board Chair Kacy Allen-Bryant, right, thanked Lee and Anderson for their many contributions helping Lexington be well.

Layne-Davidson to be new regional breastfeeding representative

Doraine and AlysonDoraine Bailey retired May 31 after almost 30 years providing breastfeeding support services to Lexington and Central Kentucky. Alyson Layne-Davidson will continue to ensure moms, babies and families receive high-quality care in her new role as our regional breastfeeding representative. Alyson, who has been a registered dietitian in our WIC program since 2013, starts the new position July 1 and has been working closely with Doraine to learn as much as possible from her years of experience. We appreciate Doraine’s long-time work helping Lexington be well and are excited about Alyson’s future with moms, babies and families!

Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Alyson’s new position so the rest of Lexington and Central Kentucky can learn more: Facebook (Alyson & Doraine)!

Bailey retiring after 27 years at LFCHD

Doraine

We celebrated Doraine Bailey’s retirement, after 27 years helping moms and families learn more about the benefits of breastfeeding. Bailey, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, has received numerous state and national awards during her time with us, including the 2018 Kentucky Public Health Association’s Helen B. Fraser Maternal and Child Health Award given to honor someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the health and well-being of mothers and children in Kentucky. We wish Doraine a happy retirement and thank her for her time helping Lexington be well!

Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Doraine’s retirement so others in Lexington can learn more about all she’s done for moms, babies and families in Kentucky: Facebook (Doraine’s retirement)!

Breeding retiring after 12 years at LFCHD

Sandy & Jill 2

We celebrated Sandy Breeding’s upcoming retirement, after 12 years with us providing public health services to Lexington. Breeding, who received a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Northern Kentucky University two years ago, is the team leader of our Public Health Clinic and has been a national speaker on tuberculosis. We wish Sandy a happy retirement and thank her for her time helping Lexington be well!

Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Sandy to let others in the community know about her service: Facebook (Sandy Breeding retiring).

LFCHD honored for excellence in lactation care

IBCLC award staff

We recently received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Award for excellence in lactation care. Join us in honoring our employees who are helping Lexington be well by providing breastfeeding education and support for families: Heather Watson, Kelli Gould, Alyson Layne-Davidson, Megan Preston, Lilia Villegas, Jenna Schwartz, Cristina Hiten, Mary Beth Gilles, Doraine Bailey, Rebekah Shoopman and Brittany Anstaett.

The IBCLC Care Award is given by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association in recognition for professionals with the IBCLC certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families.

LFCHD ties health messages to Election Day in Lexington

Today is Election Day in Kentucky, and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department used it as a way to remind people about a few public health services. Below are some social media pictures used to highlight the health department. Be sure to follow us Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can like and share/RT our posts!

 

LFCHD provides 542 rabies shots

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We provided 542 rabies shots at Thursday night’s special clinic at Castlewood Park. The Environmental Health team worked hard planning the event, which was a huge success thanks to their efforts before and during the clinic!

We also held a Facebook Live broadcast, which can be found here: 2018 Rabies Vaccination Clinic.

 

 

14 donate blood Monday!

 

We had 14 total blood donors Monday, more than doubling the total from the Kentucky Bloodcenter’s last visit in September! Thanks to all who participated, and remember to submit your information for Employee Wellness and Go365 points.

Kim Harris won the drawing for the gift card.

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