Lisa Anderson named Employee of the Year 2021

Lisa Anderson was awarded Employee of the Year 2021.  She has worked tirelessly, going above and beyond on numerous occasions as well as taking on additional responsibilities due to the COVID response. I will say that this year (as well as 2020) has been much more difficult than normal to select this winner due to how exceptionally ALL health department staff have responded with grace and effort under the demands of the pandemic. L-R: Laura Woodrum, Director of Nursing; Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director; Lisa Anderson, Adm. Secretary; Dr. Weyman, Medical Director

Kathy Barber named Employee of the Month for March 2022

Kathy was actually nominated twice for two different situations. One was a testimonial from a HANDS parent who sang her praises and thanked her for her services and kindness. The second nomination was from a co-worker who Kathy helped when the co-worker was involved in a scary and very inconvenient traffic accident. Kathy has demonstrated her willingness to go above and beyond for her families and friends numerous times. Please join me in congratulating Kathy! Well done! Pictured L-R:  Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director; Kathy Barber, FSW 3; Amy Piercy, LHN 4.

Michelle Wesley named Employee of the Month for February 2022

Michelle Wesley was recently named the February 2022 Employee of the Month. Her nomination was for going above and beyond by helping the IT department with some technical support outside of her HANDS duties. In fact, Michelle is so helpful and good with technology, the IT guys have referred to her as the “unofficial” fourth member of the IT team!  Michelle is always kind and helpful and willing to go out of her way for others. Pictured L – R:  Amy Piercy, LHN Team Leader; Michelle Wesley, SSSA 2; Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director; Sylvia Ferrell, Nurse Administrator.

Vicky Albertson named Employee of the Month January 2022

Vicky Albertson was recently named the January 2022 Employee of the Month. Her nomination was for going above and beyond in helping LCDHD get full CDC recognition of the DPP Program (one of only 7 health departments in this state with this distinction). Vicky goes the extra mile for her diabetes groups and classes by creating videos, developing games and challenges and being an individual coach for her participants. She has worked extra hard to maintain participation during the move to the virtual world. Pictured L to R: Jamie Lee, Wellness Outreach and Education Coordinator; ; Vicky Albertson, LHN3 ; and […]

52 Weeks to Health: Week 9, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Save Lives Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. Sometimes it is called colon cancer, for short. Sometimes abnormal growths, called polyps, form in the colon or rectum. Over time, some polyps may turn into cancer. Screening tests can find polyps so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. Your risk of getting colorectal cancer increases as you get older. More than 90% of cases occur in people who are 50 years old or older. […]

Recall of Infant Formula

Abbott Nutrition Formula Recall (Feb. 2022) The FDA is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter and  Salmonella infections among children reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced by Abbott Nutrition. Abbott has initiated a voluntary recall of products including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare powdered formulas. The Kentucky Department for Public Health recommends: Do not use or consume products with a multidigit number on the bottom of the container starting with the first two digits 22 through 37, contains K8, SH or Z2 and with an expiration date of April 1, 2022 or later. Product lot codes can be entered on the Abbott […]

Norma Trull selected as Employee of the Month for December 2021

Norma Trull was selected as Employee of the Month for December 2021 for taking on extra work to distribute/transfer Pfizer vaccine to other district sites as well as spending an hour of her time after work one evening to help a coworker who had car trouble get their vehicle to the repair shop and then get home. Pictured L to R:  Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director; Norma Trull, Nurse Supervisor in Pulaski Co; and Laura Woodrum, Director of Nursing.

Dustin Smith chosen as November 2021 Employee of the Month

Dustin Smith was selected for November 2021 Employee of the Month due to his quick response by dropping everything and assisting with an identified problem with the COVID daily reporting program. Pictured L to R:  Ron Cimala, Director of Administrative Services; Dustin Smith, IT Network Specialist;  Amy Tomlinson, Executive Director; and Chris Kingsley, IT Network Specialist.