MARCH 8, 2012

Attendees:    Lynn Jones, George Kellner, Dr. Kevin Ketring, Noreen Mocsny, Rita
        Hart, Jean Hicks, Mayor Webster, Cammie Mitrione

The minutes of February 9, 2012 were approved unanimously.

Mammogram Van
Mrs. Mitrione stated the mammogram van was at the Community Center on March 6 and eight women utilized it.

FSO Survey
Mrs. Mitrione said someone would be here from the State to do a food service operation survey. She said he will look at the files, the cost methodology and will go out in the field with the sanitarian to do inspections. He will be here for three days.

Drug Take Back Day
Mrs. Mitrione reported Drug Take Back Day will be held April 28th at the Police Department. Citizens are encouraged to bring in their old, unused drugs.

Volunteer Summit
Mrs. Mitrione said Jean Hicks will be participating in the Volunteer Summit at the Vineyard Church on April 14th.

ServSafe Class
Mrs. Mitrione said Ella Jergens will be teaching a two-day ServSafe class held March 19 and 20. Victor Velez trained twelve workers at La Plaza Tapatia in proper food handling and will teach another Hispanic class for workers from other restaurants.

Six Star Award
Mrs. Mitrione stated the Health Department has received seven responses for the Six Star Award. She said she will be checking on them to make sure that are in good standing with other departments in the City as well as the Health Department.

Food Service Openings
Mrs. Mitrione reported that Lucy and George’s Restaurant is now open as well as Ali Baba. Merchant Mart, which sells pre-packaged foods will be opening soon and Target is redoing their food court. Humana Sodexo has their food operation up and running for their employees and it is a nice facility.

Mrs. Mitrione said there is an issue with a woman at The Meadows. She had lived in a second floor apartment and had trouble getting upstairs. She moved to The Meadows but she didn’t get her dog out regularly. She is now being evicted by The Meadows.

Influenza update
Mrs. Hicks said flu activity is sporadic.

Communicable Disease
Mrs. Hicks stated 25 of 45 students from Cincinnati got sick in Northern Kentucky. The students had diarrhea and vomiting. She said a Norovirus vaccine is in early trials and may be available in a few years.

Diabetes Disease Management Healthy U Workshop
The Diabetes Disease Management program is continuing with ten to twelve regular participants. Mrs. Hicks said the group is very interactive.

Immunization Program
Mrs. Hicks said Clinton Osborn from the Ohio Department of Health came to visit and make sure the Health Department is following protocol. She said he brought a new thermometer for the refrigerator and freezer. She said we already have thermometers in them and the refrigerator and freezer are hooked up to the generator if the power goes out.

Medical Reserve Corp
Mrs. Hicks stated a speaker from ODH attended their meeting on March 2 to give information about radiation exposure.

Mrs. Mocsny reported on the immune system. She said the lymphatic system is a closed system. It doesn’t have a pump.

Respectfully submitted,

Cammie Mitrione, RS
Health Commissioner