Fond du Lac County Health Department Introduces New Nurse

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Monday Morning
We had 18 members and our guest speaker, Kim Mueller, at Monday’s meeting. Dan Leeds had a humorous story that kept Gary Miller in his seat. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Del Waldschmidt for his upcoming vacation to Cancun, Bonnie Baerwald for Lisa’s successful knee replacement surgery and Gary Miller for a successful Celebrate Comm-unity last Saturday. Gary Miller announced an InterClub to the Noon Club for Tuesday, February 26th at the Elks Club. Check your calendar and let Gary know on Monday if you can make this date. Del Waldschmidt was the 50/50 raffle winner and he was ready to win the big one for his vacation. Unfortunately for Del he drew the Two of Diamonds, not the winner he was hoping for. Next Monday’s game will have 34 cards, eight pay cards and a pot of at least $228.

Kim Mueller – Fond du Lac County Health Department
Kim Mueller was recently appointed as FDL County’s new Public Health Nurse. Kim has been employed with the Fond du Lac County Health Department for the past four years and previously worked at Froedtert Hospital for two years as a registered nurse. Kim grew up in Campbellsport and she received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Masters of Nursing degree from the University of Phoenix. She noted that it wasn’t easy to find a spot in public health, so when a home health position opened in Fond du Lac County Kim saw it as a natural fit.
Dental assistance for individuals on medical assistance, mental health care, alcohol use and abuse and increasing rates of obesity are all health issues that need addressing, Kim told us. Kim sees the county’s pressing health issues as an opportunity to touch people’s lives. A community health assessment conducted four years ago identified areas of need in the community. Kim said her goal is to get more people engaged in public health by forming collaborative partnerships. The 2011 Community Health Assessment was a collaborative effort with the Public Health Department, the hospital and various businesses in Fond du Lac County