Two Guilford County Public Health Staff Win the Tom and T. Cooper James Government Improvement Awards
Two Public Health outstanding employees were awarded the Tom and T. Cooper James Government Improvement Awards on December 13, 2018 at the Guilford County Commissioners Meeting. The Tom & T. Cooper James Government Improvement Awards look for innovative ideas that improve the services to the residents of Guilford County or ideas that generate cost savings that also improve customer service. This award recognizes the most innovative and impactful employee solutions each year.
Donna Smith, Central Billing Unit, was a recipient for her efforts to increase revenue collections from the North Carolina Medicaid program for childhood lead poisoning cases. Her persistence and knowledge of NC Tracks (data collection program) allows Guilford County to change the way we billed the NC Tracks system for potential and actual lead poisoning investigations. She has become a favored go-to person statewide for consultations on implementing these new processes in other NC Health Departments. All taxpayers and statewide residents will now benefit from cost reductions in this valuable health care program.
Jennifer Scheibly, School Health Nursing Unit, was a recipient for her collaboration with the local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to create the Southeast Diabetes Support Group. This group provides support to families and students with Type 1 Diabetes in Guilford County. The award will be used to host an outreach event for the group.
Guilford County Public Health congratulates both of these employees for their creativity and service to enhance the health and well-being of residents of Guilford County.