Monday, July 22, 2013
First Lady Deal’s Visit Highlights Importance of Childhood Immunizations
First Lady Deal co-chairs The Georgia Children’s Cabinet alongside Katie Jo Ballard, the Governor’s Office for Children and Families Executive Director. This collaborative team works to eliminate gaps and achieve the Governor’s goals of ensuring that children and families are educated, healthy, safe, and growing. The Cabinet’s July initiative centers on immunizations and for the past few months, employees in the Maternity Ward have been handing out the cards from the Governor and First Lady to new parents. She also thanked the nursing staff and pediatricians for their work. Wayne Memorial Hospital, whose mission is to provide high quality health care services to all patients, built a new state-of-the-art facility in 2007. It is the 4th largest employer in Wayne County with 375 employees, 84 beds and is a Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals Small Hospital of the Year.