Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Clewiston's Deese - Worker Of The Year

Health Department's Marilyn Deese Gets Award 

CLEWISTON, FL. -- The Hendry and Glades County Health Departments announced this week that Marilyn Deese was awarded Healthy Start Worker of the Year at the recent Healthy Start Annual Meeting and Banquet that was held in Estero, Florida.

Marilyn is the only Healthy Start worker at the Clewiston site of the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments.

For her constant dedication and loyal services that she has rendered to Healthy Start clients, she is known locally as an “angel”. She was “given” this name because of her ability to magically find resources in communities where resources are very scarce.

Although Marilyn manages full case loads of English and Spanish speaking clients, she willingly took on additional caseloads in Glades County. Marilyn has gone above and beyond the scope of the normal Healthy Start standard of care which is shown through her care coordination outcomes and empathy shown to clients.

Pat Dobbins of the Health Department says, "Marilyn has been, and continues to be a true asset to the communities in Hendry and Glades Counties and the Hendry and Glades County Health Departments are very proud of her accomplishment!"

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