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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Archive for the month “March, 2017”

Know Your Co-Worker: Carol Hisle

Name: Carol Hisle

Job Title: Team Leader of CHEE

Department/Program Name: CHEE

Years worked at LFCHD: A little over two years.

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? I like educating the community to make them healthier.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? I was the Nurse Diabetes Educator

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? My favorite movie is the Green Mile. My friend Patty Clarkson was in that movie. My second is Pretty Woman. I love all kinds of music. I have an uncanny ability to recognize any artist once I have heard a song once or twice. My favorite all time book is “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.”

What is your favorite color? Green

What is your favorite food/place to eat? I love seafood, but my favorite food is gumbo. I love my brother-in-laws seafood gumbo the best.

What do you like to do for fun? My favorite thing is white water rafting, swimming, boating, and being by water. I grew up around a lot of water in Louisiana.

What type of pets do you have? Presently, I don’t have a pet. I love dogs though-big dogs.

What word(s) describe you best? Loyal

What is your greatest accomplishment? Raising two daughters who are beautiful inside and out.

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Gould, Layne-Davidson pass Certified Lactation Specialist exams

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Kelli Gould and Alyson Layne-Davidson are the latest Certified Lactation Specialists at the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department after successfully completing a week-long course and passing their exams. Gould and Layne-Davidson were designated by the WIC program’s management to attend the training. They join Doraine Bailey (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and Cristina Hiten (Certified Lactation Counselor) as breastfeeding resources at the health department.

The health department helps mothers learn more about breastfeeding by providing education and support. To learn more, call 859-288-2348.

World TB Day is March 24

World TB Day

World TB Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year, mostly in developing countries. It commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. At the time of Koch’s announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch’s discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing TB.

Read more…

Welcome new employees!

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

Kala Adams

Kala Adams
team leader, HANDS

Know Your Co-Worker: Wanda Martin

Wanda Martin

Name: Wanda Martin

Job Title: Communicable Disease Team Leader

Department/Program Name: Communicable Disease

Years worked at LFCHD: 2 years April 20

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Being a member of a team that is passionate about helping the community

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Executive Director of an Assisted Living Facility

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Movie-The Notebook; Music- Country

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Steak and Baked Potato; Malones

What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with my grandchildren, working in the yard, reading and cooking

What type of pets do you have? A cat

What word(s) describe you best? Happy

What is your greatest accomplishment? My 2 sons

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Governor declares March 13-17 Environmental Health Professionals Week

Kentucky is honoring environmental health professionals for their many contributions to our public health infrastructure. Gov. Matt Bevin has officially proclaimed March 13-17 as “Environmental Health Professionals” Week, saying in part that environmental health specialists in Kentucky “conduct thousands of statewide inspections and investigations each year to ensure the safety and health of Kentucky residents, visitors and our environment.” Read more…

Welcome new employees!

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

Judy Rooney

Judy B. Rooney
School Health

Know Your Co-Worker: Barrett Schoeck

Barrett Schoeck

Name: Barrett Schoeck

Job Title: Environmental Health Specialist

Department/Program Name: Environmental Health

Years worked at LFCHD: 11

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Schedule

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Lead/asbestos technician

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

What is your favorite color? Green

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Goodfellas

What do you like to do for fun? Golf

What type of pets do you have? 2 dogs

What word(s) describe you best? Fun

What is your greatest accomplishment? Baby Annabelle Rose

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Why is vision care important?

Annual eye exams can detect early signs of these health conditions:

  • High blood pressure-retina changes caused by high blood pressure is known as hypertensive retinopathy.
  • Glaucoma-caused by increased fluid pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve and retina.
  • Thyroid eye disease-also known as Graves’ eye disease, is the manifestation of hyperthyroidism  on and around the structures of  the eyes.
  • Heart conditions-signs of serious heart conditions can show up earlier in the eye due to unobstructed views of blood vessels.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy-symptoms are usually unnoticeable until it’s too late. When your eye doctor dilates your eyes your blood vessels can be checked for early diagnosis.

Eye Med offers discounts for hearing exams and hearing aids through Amplifon Hearing Health Care.

  • One in nine Americans have hearing loss.
  • Hearing and vision loss go hand in hand.
  • 95% of hearing loss can be treated with hearing aids.

Get the most out of life and stay on top of your health and vision care by getting an annual eye exam. All benefit eligible employees have the option to choose supplemental vision insurance through Eye Med during open enrollment. You can use this supplemental vision insurance along with your Baptist Health Plan vision coverage. When you use both vision insurance plans together, all you need to do is decide which plan you want to be primary and then use the secondary process as out of network.

Know Your Co-Worker: Megan Preston

Megan Preston

Congratulations to Megan for winning the $30 Kroger gift card from the Employee Association!

Name: Megan Preston

Job Title: Nutrition Specialist

Department/Program Name: WIC

Years worked at LFCHD: 6 months

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? The people

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Bank Teller

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Almost Heroes

What is your favorite color? Pistachio

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Philly cheesesteak

What do you like to do for fun? Lay by the pool

What type of pets do you have? Dog

What word(s) describe you best? AMAZING

What is your greatest accomplishment? I haven’t accomplished it yet. I will let you know when I do!

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