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Health News

Suffolk County Toasts Long Island’s Nurse Practitioner of the Year

  • 10 October 2012
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  • Categories: Health
Laura Giardino, MS, CNP, of Hauppauge was named “2012 Nurse Practitioner of the Year” by the Nurse Practitioner Association of Long Island at its annual award ceremony in Smithtown last week. Laura has been the Medical Director of Suffolk County’s Learn to Be Tobacco Free cessation program since its inception in June of 2000 and has been a nurse with the Suffolk County Department of Health Services for over 26 years.

Early Childhood Intervention Program Receives National Achievement Award

  • 10 October 2012
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  • Categories: Health
The Department of Health Services, gathered last week at the department’s new headquarters in Great River to congratulate staff of the Division of Services for Children with Special Needs for earning a National Achievement Award for its innovative program entitled “Developing Parent Competence and Confidence: Empowering Early Intervention Parents.”

Board of Review Hearings

  • 4 October 2012
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The Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ Division of Environmental Quality will hold its regular monthly Board of Review hearing on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in the conference room at 360 Yaphank Ave., Suite 2C, Yaphank, NY 11980.

South Brookhaven Family Health Centers East and West Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled

  • 1 October 2012
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  • Categories: Health
The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise the Commissioner of Health Services, through the Division of Patient Care Services Administration, on matters relating to the operation of the health centers

Additional Diabetes Self-Management Education Series Scheduled in Patchogue

  • 1 October 2012
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Great River, NY - Suffolk County Department of Health Services Commissioner James L. Tomarken, MD, MPH, MBA, MSW, announced today that an additional series on diabetes self-management will be presented for county residents in the Patchogue area.  As previously announced classes have been scheduled for October and November in Amityville, Wyandanch, Shirley and Riverhead.  For information about classes, please call Laurie Wells at (631) 727-7850.  These classes are a joint effort by the Department of Health Services and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County to empower residents with diabetes by teaching effective self-management skills that lead to a healthy lifestyle.  


Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901