Westfield Public Health Bulletin: Gratitude goes a long way, including thanks for city staff


I hope everybody loved their Thanksgiving. Occupied with gratitude is likely one of the themes of this vacation (the opposite is consuming)! Peter Currier did an awesome article on Thanksgiving for which I expressed my thanks for my household, pals and good on this world. I additionally gave a much-deserved shout-out to Robin and Kerry Plourde of the Whip Metropolis Animal Sanctuary, together with all of the volunteers and animals.

My thought for this week’s column was to thank our metropolis Well being division in addition to all the opposite metropolis staff. Mayor Mike McCabe mentioned it properly in Peter’s article when he known as them “actually unsung heroes.”

The Well being Division, led by Joseph Rouse, director, and Debra Mulvenna, assistant director, has settled into a powerful staff working exhausting to handle the entire jobs that took a again seat throughout COVID-19. They’ve additionally stuffed among the holes in staffing. As they learn this, in the event that they learn it, I’m positive they’re all cursing me for placing them on stage. This humble crew prefers to have their work finished effectively and behind the scenes. The eye drawn to the division due to the politics of COVID-19 was tough for all of us. Many public well being professionals throughout the nation give up in droves in the course of the ugliness within the midst of the pandemic. I’m grateful ours persevered.


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