Pictured L to R: Diane Durrence, R.N., Director, Clinical Services for CDPH, Laurie Ross, R.N., Director of Family Health Management and Deputy Director for the Center for Community Health for CDPH, and Carole Jakeway, R.N., DPH Chief Nurse and Director of District and County Operations.
Marietta, GA — Laurie Ross, R.N., Cobb and Douglas Public Health (CDPH) Director of Family Health Management and Deputy Director for the Center for Community Health, has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2014 State of Georgia Public Health Nursing Practice Excellence Award, (District 3-1). This is the second year in a row a CDPH nurse has received this distinguished award.
The annual Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) award recognizes nurses for their leadership, contributions and commitment to public health nursing.
Lisa Crossman, Deputy Director of Cobb & Douglas Public Health said, “Laurie has provided leadership, dedication, and commitment within our public health district and to the residents of Cobb & Douglas counties by engaging in innovative practices to provide high-caliber services through her seven Family Health Management public health programs.”
Ross said she was thrilled and honored to receive the award after 31 years as a public health nurse.
“I consider public health nursing to be a calling and have dedicated many happy years to the work,” said Ross. “It means so much to be nominated, never mind chosen. I salute all the public health nurses in Georgia for their dedication to our important work in public health and serving the citizens of Georgia.”