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Health commissioner reaffirms synced efforts at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital roundtable

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Tennessee’s top health department official joined military and civilian health administrators at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on how healthcare efforts are synchronized across multiple agencies from local to county, regional and state levels.

The working lunch meeting was an opportunity to bolster longstanding relationships and communicate directly with Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, which is tasked to protect, promote and improve the health of people in Tennessee.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

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Montgomery County Health Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services to hold Full Scale Training Infectious Disease Exercise Tomorrow

 

Montgomery County TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Health Department and Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services (MCEMS) are partnering with numerous local agencies to hold a full scale infectious disease training exercise on Wednesday, October 29th.

This exercise will simulate a patient presenting at the Health Department and will go through the procedures and processes used to handle the medical needs of that patient, while maintaining a safe environment for the health care workers. «Read the rest of this article»

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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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Clarksville YMCA’s “Partners for Pink” event featuring performance by the “Cancer Queens” August 9th

 

“Cancer Queens” Teach Prevention Through Song and Dance

Clarksville's YMCAClarksville, TN – If statistics, charts and graphs make your eyes glaze over – but you still want to learn ways to improve your health and reduce your risk of getting various types of cancer – plan to be entertained as well as educated by the Cancer Queens.

Even though they are all professional health educators, the Cancer Queens emphasize they are not professional actresses or dancers. They do, however, excel at “edutainment” – a phrase coined to describe education via an entertainment venue. They have been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and have brought laughter and health messages to audiences all across the state of Tennessee.

Cancer Queens

Cancer Queens

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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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Clarksville-Montgomery County Memorial Day Ceremony to be held May 27th, 2013

 

Memorial DayMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Veterans Service Organization is hosting its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00am, May 27th, at Veterans Memorial Park, Clarksville, TN.

City and county officials, as well as MCVSO staff will give remarks, with the keynote address given by LTC (Retired) Norman “Greg” Lane, US Army Reserve, who currently serves as the Battalion Executive Officer of Austin Peay State University’s ROTC.

The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel as members of the Gold Star Wives look on during last year's Memorial Day Ceremony.

The colors were posted by the Elester Garner Chapter of the 555th Triple Nickel as members of the Gold Star Wives look on during last year’s Memorial Day 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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