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Sussex County Division of Health Recognizes Local Physicians
Release Date: October 05, 2007

The Sussex County Division of Health presented Dr. Dennis Fielding and Dr. Raymond DiPaolo with certificates of appreciation for their participation and regular reporting to the Sentinel Provider Influenza Surveillance System for the 2006-2007 season.


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Stephen Gruchacz, Administrator
Department of Health and Human Services
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Sussex County Division of Health Recognizes Local Physicians

(Newton, N.J., October 05, 2007)  The Sussex County Division of Health presented Dr. Dennis Fielding and Dr. Raymond DiPaolo with certificates of appreciation for their participation and regular reporting to the Sentinel Provider Influenza Surveillance System for the 2006-2007 season.  Dr. Dennis Fielding and Dr. Raymond DiPaolo were also presented with certificates of appreciation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Dr. Dennis Fielding had a perfect reporting rate of 100% and Dr. DiPaolo had a reporting rate of 93%, both among the highest in the state.  Stephen Gruchacz, Administrator of the Sussex County Department of Health and Human Services said, "We are fortunate to have Dr. Fielding and Dr. DiPaolo donate their services for the benefit of Sussex County citizens.  It is critically important that we know what illnesses are prevalent throughout the County.  Their efforts allow the public health staff to collect data and prepare appropriate responses in conjunction with our public health partners."  

The Influenza Sentinel Provider Surveillance Network is a collaborative effort of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (NJDHSS) Influenza Surveillance Program (ISP), New Jersey’s local health departments, New Jersey’s healthcare providers, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The purpose of this surveillance system is to monitor when influenza activity is occurring, what influenza viruses are circulating, and where the influenza activity is taking place.  Through this reporting system, NJDHSS is able to track New Jersey’s influenza activity and compare information to other states around the country.

"The ILI surveillance system would not be possible without the cooperation of our local physicians.  Their participation strengthens our ability to respond effectively," stated Lama Chaddad, Regional Epidemiologist, Sussex County Division of Health.

 

Dr. Dennis Fielding, Liz Slate, Dr. Amy Geisen and Lama Chaddad, Regional Epidemiologist

(Pictured above:  Dr. Dennis Fielding, Liz Slate, Dr. Amy Geisen and Lama Chaddad, Regional Epidemiologist, Sussex County Division of Health)

 

Dr. Raymond DiPaolo and Lama Chaddad, Regional Epidemiologist

(Pictured above:  Dr. Raymond DiPaolo and Lama Chaddad, Regional Epidemiologist, Sussex County Division of Health)

 

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