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Holiday gatherings

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Public Health staff gathered at the Griffin Gate Marriott Friday, Dec. 14, for the annual Winter Event.

The Employee Association and the Employee Wellness Committee hosted this year’s Winter Event for all Public Health staff at a new location, the Griffin Gate Marriott, and it was a great success.

As staff entered the meeting space, they were able to enter a raffle to win various prizes (provided by the Employee Association). They also received 25 points to put toward the Employee Worksite Wellness Incentive Program.

HANDS staff would like to extend a special thanks to all employees who donated items for the program’s families

The health department’s HANDS Program staff were also on-site to gather items to benefit their program’s families. Health Access Nurturing Development Services (HANDS) is a free, voluntary program that pairs up first-time parents with skilled mentors. Because of the generosity of LFCHD’s Public Health staff, each HANDS family received a gift this holiday season. Examples of items gathered included books, games, toys, clothing and more.

After employees had a moment to socialize and enjoy lunch, the meeting kicked off with a welcome from Board of Health Chair Dr. Gary Wallace and a special message from Commissioner of Health Dr. Rice Leach. Both acknowledged the incredible accomplishments made by each program within the department in the last year, despite the many changes that have occurred within the agency and in the world of public health.

Next, each program was highlighted as employees from each section stepped up to speak about their highlights from 2012 and present interesting facts that others within the agency might not know. After these presentations, employees launched into table competitions that allowed each individual to exercise intellectual wellness by working through a series of puzzles and other challenges.

PH Clinic, Business Services & Billing also collected items to donate to Goodwill.

Following the Winter Event and into the holiday season, the Public Health Clinic, Business Services and Billing departments also gathered gently used items to donate to Goodwill to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families in Fayette County.

Thank you to everyone who participated in these events.

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