World Breastfeeding Week recognized

HENDRY/GLADES — The Florida Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties and partners across the state celebrated World Breastfeeding Week 2018 during Aug. 1-7. This year’s theme was Breastfeeding: Foundation of Life. “We know that an infant’s first 1,000 days are a crucial time for ensuring the child grows up healthy and thriving, and […]

Celebrating 50 years of public health service

HENDRY COUNTY — On Saturday, July 14, a celebratory dinner was given in honor of Joanne Vorhees, an advanced registered nurse practitioner (or ARNP), who has served in the Department of Health in Hendry and Glades Counties for 50 years! She began her long career in public health as a registered nurse for 25 years […]