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Oakland County Health Division Receives Outstanding Marks on Michigan Accreditation Review

Public Date: 9/12/2011 12:00 AM
Contact: Bill Mullan, Oakland County Media and Communications Officer
Phone Number: 248-858-1048

Pontiac, Michigan -- Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today that Oakland County Health Division received outstanding marks when it met all 117 essential requirements in an intensive State of Michigan accreditation review to ensure Oakland County meets the minimum mandates required by state funded contracts.

The accreditation review includes programs such as vision and hearing testing; vaccinations; communicable disease control; sexually transmitted diseases; HIV/AIDS; food service; and on-site sewage treatment management, among others.

"This accreditation report is outstanding news and is the result of the excellence and professionalism of George Miller, Kathy Forzley and their Health Division team," said Patterson. "Oakland County residents can be proud of their Health Division employees."

During the review, a team of evaluators from various state departments inspected files; assessed paper and electronic records; interviewed Health Division supervisors, chiefs and administrators; and evaluated Health Division staff in the field.  Not only did Oakland County meet all 117 essential factors in the accreditation review, but also five important factors.  In addition, it received zero "Not Mets." Special recognition from the state was given in every section of the review.

"These results are reflective of the hard work that health division employees do every day to ensure that our residents receive quality service," said Kathy Forzley, manager/health officer of the Oakland County Health Division.

For media inquiries only, please contact Bill Mullan, Media and Communications Officer, at 248-858-1048.