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Montgomery County Health Department Workers recognized by the Tennessee Public Health Association

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Last week, two Montgomery County public health employees, Joey Smith and Charlene Haynes, were recognized at the Tennessee Public Health Association’s 71st annual conference in Franklin, TN.

Charlene Haynes was awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award. This award is presented to a person in the field of public health who has made outstanding contributions to public health throughout their career, over a period of several years. This is considered the association’s highest award. Charlene served the Montgomery County Health Department for several years before accepting her current position as Regional Nursing Supervisor for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Charlene Haynes being awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award

Charlene Haynes being awarded the R. H. Hutcheson, Sr., MD Award

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Montgomery County Animal Control responds to Rabies Exposure at a Clarksville Home

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – Montgomery County Animal Control and Adoption Service was called to a home on Tuesday, where a person was bitten by a potentially rabid bat inside of their house.

The bat was caught by an Animal Control officer and taken to a local veterinarian. The bat was humanely euthanized and submitted to the state public health laboratory where it tested positive for rabies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing receives $35,000 grant with Montgomery County Health Department for Breast Health

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University School of Nursing and the Montgomery County Health Department will continue to support the fight against breast cancer, thanks to a recent $35,985 grant from the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

For the second year in a row, the Nashville Komen affiliate has awarded the grant to the two organizations to provide breast health education and services to underserved populations in this community.

Dr. Patty Orr and Joey Smith, director of the county health department, recently received $35,985 to support local breast health.

Dr. Patty Orr and Joey Smith, director of the county health department, recently received $35,985 to support local breast health.

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Austin Peay State University School of Nursing receives $60,000 grant with Montgomery County Health Department for Breast Health

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Thanks to a $60,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate, the Austin Peay State University School of Nursing will partner with the Montgomery County Health Department to begin a breast health program.

The effort will launch June 12th with a forum that will serve as a call to action for men and women to know the latest about breast cancer, specifically how to minimize their chances of developing the cancer and how to detect signs early.

Dr. Patty Orr (center), director of the APSU School of Nursing and associate professor, and Joey Smith (left), director of the Montgomery County Health Department, receive a check from Patty Harmon, director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate. (Contributed photo)

Dr. Patty Orr (center), director of the APSU School of Nursing and associate professor, and Joey Smith (left), director of the Montgomery County Health Department, receive a check from Patty Harmon, director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure-Greater Nashville Affiliate. (Contributed photo)

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Montgomery County Health Department receives Green Certification

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department became a Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certified organization last week.

The Health Department is looking out for the health of our community as well as the health of our community’s environment. On Tuesday, May 28th the Health Department celebrated their CMC Green Certification with a green ribbon cutting ceremony.

Montgomery County Health Department Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Montgomery County Health Department Green Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

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Final Group of 2012 Working Towards Green Certification

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification ProgramMontgomery County, TN – A seventh group of participants completed the Clarksville-Montgomery County Green Certification Program (CMCGCP) workshops this month.

The group began the process in October 2012 with plans to complete their certifications by April 2013.

Back Row: Kenny Daugherty, Bridgestone Metalpha, USA and CMCGCP workshop presenter; Matt Lyle, Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects; Kevin Judish, Mann, Smith & Cummings; Joey Smith; Montgomery County Health Department; Deb Haines-Kulick, Clarksville Association of Realtors; Anthony Johnson, Moore Magnet School and Brad Martin, Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects. Front Row: Martha Hendricks, Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library; Lynn Hunter, Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library; Amanda Willis, Autobody America a Service King Company; Tara Curtis, West Gate Inn & Suites; Brenda Colley, Grace Church of the Nazarene and Diane York, advantage Learning Center.

Back Row: Kenny Daugherty, Bridgestone Metalpha, USA and CMCGCP workshop presenter; Matt Lyle, Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects; Kevin Judish, Mann, Smith & Cummings; Joey Smith; Montgomery County Health Department; Deb Haines-Kulick, Clarksville Association of Realtors; Anthony Johnson, Moore Magnet School and Brad Martin, Lyle-Cook-Martin Architects. Front Row: Martha Hendricks, Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library; Lynn Hunter, Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library; Amanda Willis, Autobody America a Service King Company; Tara Curtis, West Gate Inn & Suites; Brenda Colley, Grace Church of the Nazarene and Diane York, advantage Learning Center.

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Montgomery County Opens New WIC Clinic

 

Military Families make up more than One-Third of County’s WIC Clients

Montgomery CountyClarksville, TN – Yesterday outgoing Montgomery County Health Director Andre Fresco; incoming Director Joey Smith; Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers; Tennessee Department of Health Chief Medical Officer David Reagan; and Lorine Bizzell, MS, RD from the United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service; joined together to celebrate the grand opening of the new Women, Infants and Children clinic at the Montgomery County Health Department facility in Clarksville.

The VIP guests cut the ribbon opening the new facility

The VIP guests cut the ribbon opening the new facility

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Montgomery County Health Department gets New Director

 

Montgomery CountyMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Mayor’s Office is pleased to announce that Joey Smith has been selected to lead the Montgomery County Health Department as the Public Health Director.

Smith will replace Andre Fresco who is moving out of state to pursue other opportunities.

Smith is an Austin Peay graduate with over 12 years experience with the Tennessee Department of Health. «Read the rest of this article»

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