The WIC staff recently held a baby shower for Abigail Sargent. We wish her a happy and healthy pregnancy!
Lois Davis delivers medications to three TB directly observed therapy (DOT) patients during “Snowmageddon 2015” last week. Jessica Cobb was the chauffer with 4WD since the usual nursing staff who deliver the DOT meds were unable to get out because of the snow.
Employees filled up their plates with treats to dip into a chocolate fountain Thursday at a Valentine’s Day Celebration hosted by the Employee Association. Snacks included bananas, strawberries, marshmallows, Rice Krispies treats and pretzels, all ready to be placed on skewers and smothered in chocolate.
The winners of the raffle winners were:
Gianina McCann, 1-hour massage from Posh Salon
Jeanette Hart, pedicure from Posh Salon
Allison Hiles, 1-hour massage from Massage Evny
Ada Hidalgo, 1-month gym membership to ZONE
Teresa McCarty, $50 Bluegrass Hospitality Group
In total, the Employee Association sold 389 carnations to employees, who in turn sent them to their co-workers as a Valentine’s Day gift. Dr. and Mrs. Leach presented carnations to all employees, many of whom were able to pose for the pictures above! A special “thank you” to Jeanette Hart for taking the pictures!
For the past 13 years, Dr. Melody Noland has partnered with the Postponing Sexual Involvement (PSI) program by incorporating her Health Promotions and Kinesiology students to teach the five-week series to Fayette County middle school students. These college students will become health teachers in public school settings.
Students are trained before teaching and are scheduled by Elayne Hollinger, LFCHD senior health educator. The school’s health teacher and Hollinger are both in each PSI class the university students teach.
Classes are interactive, educational and informative and provide awareness and hands-on practice for participants in the importance of abstaining from sexual involvement.
Last year, the health department’s Quality Improvement (QI) Committee introduced the Green Team (Carla Basanta, Lois Davis, Becky Pirkle, Tara Mason, Doraine Bailey and Kevin Hall). This resulted from the responses of the Employee Engagement Survey and focus groups. Many of you commented about recycling, energy efficiency and paper/printing use. Thus, the Green Team was born.
After holding a survey to gauge staff’s awareness (and interest) in environmental issues at LFCHD, the Green Team targeted a few areas identified by staff as a concern.
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