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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Archive for the month “May, 2018”

Breeding retiring after 12 years at LFCHD

Sandy & Jill 2

We celebrated Sandy Breeding’s upcoming retirement, after 12 years with us providing public health services to Lexington. Breeding, who received a Doctor in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Northern Kentucky University two years ago, is the team leader of our Public Health Clinic and has been a national speaker on tuberculosis. We wish Sandy a happy retirement and thank her for her time helping Lexington be well!

Be sure to like and share our Facebook post about Sandy to let others in the community know about her service: Facebook (Sandy Breeding retiring).

LFCHD honored for excellence in lactation care

IBCLC award staff

We recently received the International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Care Award for excellence in lactation care. Join us in honoring our employees who are helping Lexington be well by providing breastfeeding education and support for families: Heather Watson, Kelli Gould, Alyson Layne-Davidson, Megan Preston, Lilia Villegas, Jenna Schwartz, Cristina Hiten, Mary Beth Gilles, Doraine Bailey, Rebekah Shoopman and Brittany Anstaett.

The IBCLC Care Award is given by the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners and International Lactation Consultant Association in recognition for professionals with the IBCLC certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families.

LFCHD ties health messages to Election Day in Lexington

Today is Election Day in Kentucky, and the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department used it as a way to remind people about a few public health services. Below are some social media pictures used to highlight the health department. Be sure to follow us Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so you can like and share/RT our posts!


LFCHD provides 542 rabies shots


We provided 542 rabies shots at Thursday night’s special clinic at Castlewood Park. The Environmental Health team worked hard planning the event, which was a huge success thanks to their efforts before and during the clinic!

We also held a Facebook Live broadcast, which can be found here: 2018 Rabies Vaccination Clinic.



14 donate blood Monday!


We had 14 total blood donors Monday, more than doubling the total from the Kentucky Bloodcenter’s last visit in September! Thanks to all who participated, and remember to submit your information for Employee Wellness and Go365 points.

Kim Harris won the drawing for the gift card.

Welcome new employees!

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

Chris Smith

Christopher D. Smith
Nurse Specialist Communicable Disease and PH Clinic

Happy National Nurses Week 2018!

Take a moment to join us and help celebrate National Nurses Week 2018. This year’s theme is “Nurses: Inspire, Innovate, Influence.”

ANA_NNW2018_Logo_Color_previewAnnually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as Registered Nurse (RN) Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of nursing as a modern profession. The American Nurses Association encourages all RNs to participate in recognition activities and to educate the public about the nursing profession and its role in their lives.

Please join us in recognizing the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s public health nurses and all they do in helping Lexington be well!

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