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LFCHD Employee Newsletter

Know Your Co-Worker: Mary Beth Cornett-Gilles

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Name: Mary Beth Cornett-Gilles

Job Title: Nutrition Specialst

Department/Program Name: WIC

Years worked at LFCHD: 10 months

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? My co-workers

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Manager at Logan’s Roadhouse

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? Fear or anything else with Marky Mark.

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Harry’s-crab rangoon roll

What do you like to do for fun? Hanging out with family and friends in any setting.

What type of pets do you have? A 140lb dog named Blue.

What word(s) describe you best? Spunky

What is your greatest accomplishment? Being the first and only in person in my family to complete my Bachelors Degree.

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LFCHD teams put together care packages for Ronald McDonald House

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Thirty staff members from the Public Health Clinic, WIC, medical records, clerical, DIOS and TB spent Friday putting together 171 breakfast care packages for the Ronald McDonald House as part of the section’s annual team-building project. The Ronald McDonald House serves families of children 21 years and under that are being treated by local hospitals by providing housing options for $10 per night while the child is hospitalized. While seeking ideas for this year’s project, staff learned that the Ronald McDonald House often needs “grab-and-go” packages for families who are heading out in the mornings to go to an area hospital to see their child.

After the morning packaging the items, the LFCHD team enjoyed an outing for bowling and pizza.

Preparedness event showcases responses to opioid crisis

The Region 15 Healthcare Coalition sponsored a MASH Showcase event Thursday, May 25, at Bluegrass Airport as part of its annual disaster preparedness planning to showcase resources available for medical emergency response.

The event featured a presentation on the opioid crisis in Kentucky, especially the Central Kentucky area made up by Region 15. Emphasis was placed on how communities must work together to fight the problem. Information on needle-exchange programs was also shared, along with other avenues of reaching vulnerable populations affected by the opioid crisis.

LFCHD staff who participated included: Dan Satterfield,  Skip Castleman, Laura Collins, Lindsay Earlywine, Kevin Hall, Kim Harris, Dr. Kraig Humbaugh, John Isaac, Cara Kay, Jill Keys, Ralph McCracken, Lynnsey McGarrah, Molly Roberts and Kara Stanfield.

You can see more from the event in the pictures below and through our Facebook Live broadcast: Region 15 Healthcare Coalition Showcase.

 

Know Your Co-Worker: Doraine Bailey

Name: Doraine Bailey

Job Title: Breastfeeding Coordinator

Department/Program Name: Public Health Clinic/WIC/Breastfeeding

Years worked at LFCHD: 30 with a desk and a phone; 27 as a real employee

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? Something is always new!

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Outside of LFCHD: Archeologist for National Park Service

What is your favorite color? Purple

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Indian cuisine; Masala Restaurant (Beaumont)

What do you like to do for fun? Yoga, knitting, cooking, and gardening.

What type of pets do you have? A cat and a dog.

What word(s) describe you best? Energetic and curious

What is your greatest accomplishment? Mother to a beautiful, debt-free 22 year old college graduate.

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Pet Sounds: 345 rabies shots given at annual clinic

18519565_10155465600579739_4653715147973958619_nAs this puppy shows, everyone was all smiles at Thursday’s low-cost rabies vaccination clinic held at Valley Park. We provided rabies shots to dogs and cats as part of the annual event. 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: 2017 Rabies Vaccination Clinic.

Know Your Co-Worker: Michael Anne Burgess

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Name: Michael Anne Burgess

Job Title: Disease Intervention Specialist

Department/Program Name: Communicable Disease

Years worked at LFCHD: Four months

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? My coworkers!

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? Foster Care Specialist

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? I love the author Dean Koontz and I love all sorts of music.

What is your favorite color? Green or blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Hacienda’s and Brasabana’s

What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with my loved ones and lifting weights with my fiance.

What type of pets do you have? I have two cats.

What word(s) describe you best? Tender, compassionate, and forgiving.

What is your greatest accomplishment? I received my BASW while working and being a mother to three children.

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Baptist Health Medical plan features

For those of you who participate in the Baptist Health Medical plans, there are features you may not know…

Baptist Health offers numerous additional services to members enrolled in their health care plans. These are just a few of the additional services:

  • Nurse First: Baptist Health provides access to a registered nurse to answer health care concerns and questions for members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The number is 1-800-391-6861.
  • Tobacco Cessation Coverage: Prescription and generic over-the-counter tobacco cessation products that are fully covered as part of the health care reform law when prescribed by a health care provider:
    • Prescription drugs covered: Bupropion SR, Chantix, Nicotrol inhaler, Nicotrol NS
    • Generic over-the-counter products covered: Generic Nicotine Gum, Generic Nicotine Lozenge, Generic Nicotine Transdermal Patch
  • Vitals SmartShopper: If your doctor has referred you for a medical service or diagnostic test, you can take advantage of the benefits of SmartShopper. If you have a choice of where the services are preformed visit vitalsmartshopper.com or call 855-869-2133 at least 24 hours before the test or procedure. After you choose a cost-effective facility with SmartShopper, they will mail your rewards check to your home within 60 days after your claim is paid (HMO Plans are not eligible for this service).

LFCHD takes part in statewide Zika summit

The Kentucky Department for Public Health held a statewide Zika summit in Lexington yesterday to help public health professionals prepare for mosquito season. Our health department  had several employees take part, including appearing on stage during a demonstration to show how an agency might respond if a Zika case is reported.

You can see the news reports here:

WKYT

WLEX

WTVQ

WUKY

 

Know Your Co-Worker: Dan Satterfield

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Name: Dan Satterfield

Job Title: Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Department/Program Name: Environmental Health

Years worked at LFCHD: 1 year 9 months

What is your favorite thing about working at LFCHD? The people and the opportunity to provide a service to the community.

What was your previous job (if different from current position)? U.S. Coast Guard (retired)

What is your favorite movie, type of music/musician or book? It depends on my mood. I like action films such as “Air Force One,” westerns such as John Wayne movies and Tombstone, and tear jerkers like “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Music: Southern Gospel and especially a capella four part harmony.

What is your favorite color? Blue

What is your favorite food/place to eat? Texas Roadhouse ribs or a good hamburger. My wife’s cherry cheese cake delight.

What do you like to do for fun? Spend time with family, basketball, gardening, and anything outside.

What type of pets do you have? One fish named Indy.

What word(s) describe you best? Happy and easy-going.

What is your greatest accomplishment?: Married for 38 years with a son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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Diabetes program receives grant for more community testing

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The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department’s Diabetes Program received a $2,500 grant to work with the Fayette County Diabetes Coalition to promote diabetes awareness and increase focus on the prevention of diabetes in Fayette County. The coalition has projects planned for community Diabetes Risk Tests, including targeted testing for high-risk populations. A big thanks goes to the health department’s Tara Mason and Tami Ross for completing the application grant.

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