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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Archive for the month “October, 2014”

Welcome new employees!

Please take a moment to welcome the newest employees of the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and HealthFirst Bluegrass.
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Preparing for Ebola: health officals meet for tabletop exercise

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department took part in a regional tabletop exercise on Oct. 23 as part of continuing preparations for any potential Ebola cases.

To date, there have been no cases in Kentucky.

LFCHD employees who took part in planning the exercise and/or working the event were:
Dr. Rice Leach
Roanya Rice
Jessica Cobb
Jennifer Wyatt
Luke Mathis
Skip Castleman
Ralph McCracken
Sybil Caballero
Kara Stanfield
Connie Boyd
Katie Myatt
Mindy Sekhon
Jeanette Alvarez
Pam Hopkins
Laura Sandusky
Kevin Hall

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CEU offering for HIV training

A new CEU class about HIV will be offered in October. See the images below for more details, and contact Nancy Turner at ext. 2352 if you are interested in signing up.


CHEE makes move to fourth floor, Vital Stats to second


The Community Health Equity and Education (CHEE) team moved to the fourth floor of 650 Newtown Pike over the weekend. They now share space with School Health and HANDS, who welcomed them with a special breakfast.
The following is the list of names of CHEE staff, all of whom are keeping their existing telephone extensions. Internal mail should now be sent to them on the fourth floor:

Jessica Jackson
Elaine Bailey
Angela Brumley-Shelton
Holly Clendenin
Elayne Hollinger
Melissa Smith
Nancy Hiner
Dustin Knight
Catherine Lowe
Laura Martinez
Ruben Perez
Grace Saulsbury
Janey Wendschlag

Vital Stats now on second floor of 650
The Vital Stats office is now up and running on the second floor of 650. Betty Jones and Sandra Lilly successfully made the move and are still using their existing telephone extensions.

LFCHD gives 1,498 free shots at special one-day clinic


The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department helped almost 1,500 people stay protected from the flu this fall and winter following a special one-day clinic to provide free flu shots.
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LFCHD leads Ebola planning meeting

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department hosted more than 40 people representing about a dozen agencies Monday, Oct. 6, to discuss preparedness plans in the event of an Ebola case in Lexington. There are no cases of Ebola in Lexington and just one confirmed case in the United States, but health officials met to make sure the existing communicable disease response plans covered any Ebola situations.

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For more on the meeting, check out the various media coverage:

Lexington Herald-Leader

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