Dr. Sean Henderson, Edward Matzen, Brenda Doyle, Erika Sweet, Alex Gonzalez, Dr. Hal Yee, Timothy Belavich PhD, Joan Hubbell
The 2021-2022 employee Influenza vaccination award for excellence has been awarded to Correctional Health Services. Correctional Health achieved a 63% employee vaccination rate and an overall compliance rate of 76%. The Correctional Employee Health staff and leadership are to be commended for ensuring the inmate population and workforce are healthy during the influenza season, and their commitment to inmate safety as demonstrated by these results. Correctional Health put into practice the LA County Health Officer’s and LA Health Services’ (DHS) recommendations that the single best method to protect oneself and others against the flu is to get vaccinated.
Dr. Hal Yee, Chief Deputy, Director of Clinical Affairs of DHS presented Timothy Belavich Director of Correctional Health Services, Dr. Sean Henderson CMO, Edward Matzen CNO, Brenda Doyle COO, Joan Hubbell Mental Health Program Manager and the Alex Gonzalez supervisor of Employee Health Services with a commemorative plaque in recognition of this achievement. Special thanks to Employee Health (Alex and Aimee) for their commitment to the workforce with their limited resources and a wide scope of physical locations they are responsible for.
The 2022-2023 flu season begins in a few months. As healthcare providers, it is our moral obligation to ensure the safety of our patients and co-workers. Please support your DHS facility and plan to get vaccinated next season. Your facility could be the next recipient of the excellence award!