BUCYRUS — The Crawford County Board of Well being lately voted unanimously to honor Avita Well being System because the 2019 Public Well being Associate of the Yr.
The Board of Well being yearly opinions collaborative actions Crawford County Public Well being performed with group companions in the course of the previous calendar yr to pick its Public Well being Associate of the Yr.
Well being Commissioner Kate Siefert stated Avita Well being System went above and past in 2019.
“Along with collaborating with Crawford County Public Well being on the Neighborhood Well being Evaluation, the Neighborhood Well being Enchancment Plan,and the WIC Child Bathe like they at all times do, Avita additionally added a Image Excellent Breastfeeding occasion with our WIC Division to have a good time and assist breastfeeding moms,” Seifert stated. “However what actually stood out in 2019 was their willingness to supply free lab work to breastfeeding moms eager to donate their extra breast milk to our OhioHealth Moms’ Milk Financial institution Drop Off website. a part of a system of offering breast milk to preemies in NICU’s (neonatal intensive care models) throughout the nation.
“It’s really beneficiant for one well being care system to supply help to a program that advantages one other well being care system,” Seifert continued. “We’re thrilled to have the board of well being acknowledge Avita Well being System as our 2019 Associate of the Yr.”
In August of 2019, Crawford County Public Well being grew to become a Milk Financial institution Drop Off website, and has shipped 9,957 ounces of donated breast milk to OhioHealth’s facility in Columbus. Only one ounce can feed a untimely toddler for 3 days, so each donation is vital. The method of changing into a donor features a well being screening with the OhioHealth Moms’ Milk Financial institution in addition to consent for blood check screening.
With restricted entry to OhioHealth labs in our space, Avita Well being System was fast to conform to facilitate native donations by offering these exams free of charge. Offering donated breast milk is a strategy to work collectively to assist even the littlest members of our group develop and thrive.
“It’s really an honor to obtain the 2019 Public Well being Associate of the Yr award from Crawford County Public Well being,” stated Jerome Morasko,president and CEO of Avita Well being System. “Collaborating with businesses like Crawford County Public Well being on initiatives such because the Neighborhood Well being Wants Evaluation and applications that profit the infants in our space is an incredible win for the whole group. We sit up for persevering with our work with Kate and her group and are thrilled to just accept this award.”
That is the second yr of honoring a group accomplice for efforts that assist Crawford County Public Well being fulfill its mission to coach, empower, and enhance the standard of life for the Crawford County Neighborhood.
Sheriff Scott Kent was the 2018 Public Well being Associate of the Yr.
Extra details about Crawford CountyPublic Well being will be discovered at www.crawfordhealth.org Details about Avita Well being System is situated at https://avitahealth.org/