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2011 Press Release Archive

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2011 Press Release Calendar Archive Index
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January

 


February

2/14/11 Pertussis. (Read More .pdf)

March

3/25/11 Health is no accident. Injury is the most expensive medical problem in the United States. In a single year, $80 billion will be spent on medical care; another $326 billion on lost productivity; and an untold amount on social support for the individuals and families caring for the severely injured. In many cases, these costs are increasing because preventive measures are not being taken to prevent injuries. Accidental injury is one of the top ten causes of death in Medina County. The Medina County Health Department invites Medina County residents to a free health and safety fair on April 5, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. “I am extremely proud of the citizens of Medina County. Our residents can make a real difference in our community by committing to safer behaviors for themselves, their children, and families,” said Dr. Daniel Raub, Health Commissioner. “We will find real change when we focus on preventing injuries, diseases, and illnesses.” The free Medina County Health Department health fair will offer free car seat inspections and installations, information about poison safety, health information and screenings, and information about the programs protecting the health of Medina County residents. “We need to recognize that public health is much more than eating fruits and vegetables, getting vaccinations, and quitting smoking,” said Dr. Daniel Raub, Health Commissioner. “Adults and children must have safe places to live, work, and play where they can enjoy every aspect of their lives without worry about injury or illness. If everyone contributes, we can help people live safer lives, free from hurt and harm, and prepared for emergencies.” For more information about the Medina County Health Department, call 330-723-9688, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or log onto medinahealth.org. Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy.

3/14/11 Medina County Health Department will be closed 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, so staff may attend a Health Department training. Normal operating hours at the Medina County Health Department will resume on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. For more information about the Medina County Health Department, call 330-723-9688, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or log onto medinahealth.org. Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy.

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May
5/11/11 A bat from the Grant Street area in Medina City tested positive for rabies on May 10, 2011. The Medina County Health Department sent the bat to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Laboratory in Columbus on May 9, 2011. (Read more .pdf)

5/9/11 The Medina County Health Department Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Division and Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic hospital, are partnering to present Medina County’s 8th Annual Baby Fair along with sponsorship from Child Source. The Baby Fair will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Ed Hall Conference Center through entrance A, at Medina Hospital. This free event will provide information about health, nutrition, breastfeeding, and community services for infants, toddlers, and expecting parents. Car seat safety inspections and education will be provided at Baby Fair. For more information about the Baby Fair or the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, please call 330-723-9629 or toll-free at 1-888-723-9688. The Medina County Health Department has protected the health of Medina County citizens since 1918. Services are partially funded by your local property tax health levy. For more information about our services, call us at 330-723-9688, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or visit us at medinahealth.org.

5/2/11  Ohio’s H1N1 vaccination efforts prevented 64 deaths, 1,400 hospitalizations, and 310,402 cases of influenza during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. (Read more .pdf)

June
6/23/11 West Nile virus (WNV) in Ohio in two mosquito pools collected by the City of Columbus. (Read more .pdf)

6/17/11 The Value of Public Health (Read more .pdf)

6/10/11 The Medina County Health Department recently responded to a Medina County adult case of Salmonella Altona that became a part of a multistate outbreak associated with chicks and/or ducklings purchased this year at agricultural supply stores sourced from an Ohio hatchery. (Read more .pdf)

6/9/11 State of Ohio investigating outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella. (Read more .pdf)

July


August


8/23/11 Mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). (Read more .pdf)

8/19/11 Case of La Crosse Encephalitis (LCE) in the City of Wadsworth. (Read more .pdf)

8/15/11 Medina County Health Department will be closed 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, so staff may attend a Health Department training. Normal operating hours at the Medina County Health Department will resume on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at 1:00 p.m.

8/3/11 Salmonella Contamination. (Click here to read more at usda.gov.)

8/03/11 Salmonella outbreak. (Read more .pdf)

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September

9/29/11 Hunger Summit (Read more .pdf)

9/23/11 Watch Health Videos On Medina County Health Department’s YouTube Channel (Read more .pdf)

9/22/11 Medina County, Ohio—The following evening seasonal flu clinics are for children six months of age through eighteen years of age only: Both clinics are located at the Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive, Medina
• Wednesday, October 12, 2011, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
• Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Read more .pdf)

9/19/11 Mosquito Program Update: From August 22 through September 12, 2011, the Medina County Health Department Mosquito Prevention Program has treated all storm sewer catch basins that hold water in the following cities/villages:
• Village of Lodi: 500 catch basins
• City of Wadsworth: 600 catch basins and numerous storm retention ponds
• Village of Seville: 150 catch basins and numerous storm retention ponds
• City of Brunswick: Have begun the fourth treatment of the catch basins in this city
The Mosquito Prevention Team continued treating wetland areas at Letha House Park, where West Nile Virus was recently found. The Team also responded and treated wetland areas in Granger, Wadsworth, Sharon, York, and Liverpool Townships. Several more mosquito trappings have taken place in Chatham Township to monitor for West Nile Virus. For more information about the Medina County Health Department Mosquito Prevention Program, please call 330-723-9523, toll-free at 1-888-723-9688, or visit our website at medinahealth.org. Videos about our Mosquito Prevention Program and the larvicide we use are available at medinahealth.org. This program is completely funded by your property tax health levy. Medina County Health Matters!

9/6/11 Medina County Health Department Announces Adult Seasonal Flu Clinics (Read more .pdf)

October
10/21/11 Medina, Ohio—The Medina County Health Department is practicing alternative ways to send out emergency public information by activating the Medina County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) during October and November 2011. The activity will be an exercise and is not in response to a real emergency. (Read more .pdf)

10/15/11 Thousands of Americans will ‘Eat Real on October 24 (Read more .pdf)

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November
11/18/11 Dental Clinic Closed for Necessary Equipment Repairs (Read more .pdf)

11/15/11 Medina County Health Department Closed for All Staff Training (Read more .pdf)

11/14/11 Thank You! (Read more .pdf)

11/2/11 Medina County Gazette Story:  Medical Reserve Corps provides support to county health department

11/1/11 Buck Adams Joins Medina County Health Department Board of Health: The Medina County Health Department is pleased to add Buck Adams to the Medina County Board of Health. The Board of Health is appointed by elected officials from cities, villages, and townships. Buck Adams will represent the City of Wadsworth. Board of Health Members include: Todd Supeck (Township Representative and Board President), Cheryl McDade, RN, BSN (City of Brunswick Representative and Board Vice-President), Thomas Lehner, MD, FAAFP (Board of Health Physician), Ronald Ricci, DDS (Township Representative), Thomas Jenkins (City of Medina Representative), and Robert Romeyn (Licensing Council Representative). Mr. Adams brings years of emergency management experience to the Medina County Board of Health. He recently retired from the Medina County Emergency Management Agency after 21 years of service. He has been a part of the National Fire Protection Association Emergency Management Business Continuity Technical Committee. In his spare time, he is a classroom instructor for the Incident Command System and Hazardous Materials, as well as an occasional guest lecturer for the University of Akron on basic principles of Emergency Management. The Medina County Board of Health meets on the third Monday of every month at 5:30 p.m. at the Medina County Health Department, 4800 Ledgewood Drive in Medina. For more information about the Medina County Health Department or the Board of Health, visit medinahealth.org. Contact the Medina County Health Department at 330-723-9688 or toll-free at 1-888-723-9688. Medina County Health Matters!

December



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