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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Archive for the month “June, 2012”

Take extra precautions during summer heat

With temperatures expected to rise into the high 90s this week, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.
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EH takes on mosquitoes

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Senior Environmental Health Specialist Nathan Powell conducted an interview with GTV3 at McConnell Springs to provide information about how LFCHD helps control mosquitoes. Powell also demonstrated how EH kills mosquito larvae with a chemical called a larvicide.
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Family Matters and Second Sunday events

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Staff recently attended the Family Matters – Together We Can… and Second Sunday events.
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Hollinger receives thanks

Elayne Hollinger, senior health educator for Postponing Sexual Involvement and Reducing the Risk specialist, recently shared a nice note and gift she received from Kara Stacy, a teacher at Beaumont Middle School.
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Patient thanks clinic staff

A patient recently left a note complimenting and thanking staff for the service she received during a trip to the Public Health Clinic.
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FCDC thanks you

The Fayette County Diabetes Coalition would like to thank all employees who contributed to this year’s Diabetes Team Walking Challenge. The 11 teams helped raise $105 to benefit the 2012 Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes. More than 1,200 walkers from Lexington and surrounding areas showed up at Keeneland to participate on June 2. Health Promotion staff were on-hand to distribute information about LFCHD’s diabetes programs and classes. FCDC thanks you for helping raise awareness for diabetes in our community.

Marra recognized as a mom who makes a difference

School Health Senior Team Leader Michelle Marra was recognized in the most recent edition of Lexington Family magazine.
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Welcome new employees

Camila Valencia
health services clerk (temporary)
HealthFirst Bluegrass Dental Clinic

Danielle Wells
environmental health specialist
Public Health/Environmental Health

Familiar faces, new places
Jeanette Alvarez, executive assistant to the Commissioner, Public Health
Sara Morales, health care assistant, HealthFirst Bluegrass

Zabala awarded for June

Julio Zabala received the HealthFirst Bluegrass Employee of the Month Award from Herman Hardesty and Colette Mink.
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