Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, July 20, 2009

Guest blog: Norwood Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer

We are pleased to present what we hope is the first of many guest blogs by our new Health Commissioner Pamela Walker-Bauer. As regular readers know, she assumed her position at the Norwood Health Department on June 1. We are planning to publish a special feature with Ms. Walker-Bauer in the near future. In the meantime, following is her guest blog:

This past Thursday, July 16, at Schroeder High School, the City of Cincinnati Health Department conducted a Full-Scale Mass Clinic Exercise. Our Norwood Health Department Nursing Staff, both Chandra Corbin and Betsy Williams, also “played” in this exercise as Command staff at this Mass Clinic, while I served as an “Evaluator” for the event. These types of exercises provide our staff invaluable learning and training opportunities for Real-World events. In particular, we are facing an uncertain situation with this upcoming flu season where we may be using the tools and skills learned and practiced in these exercises.

While we were there, we noticed that several of our citizens from Norwood, including Bill and Vivian Graff, Alice Shelby, and perhaps a couple of others, also helped “play” in this exercise as “patients“. I would like to personally thank these folks for their assistance.

Pamela Walker-Bauer, MPH, RS
Health Commissioner
Norwood City Health Department
2059 Sherman Avenue
Norwood, OH 45212
Main: (513) 458-4600