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2 local nurses honored by Ohio Public Health Association – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

XENIA — Two local nurses from Greene County Public Health were honored by the Ohio Public Health Association at its April Awards dinner.

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Jennifer Barga and Stephanie Sanders were each recognized for their outstanding achievement in public on April 25, according to a Greene County Health spokesperson.

Barga serves as the Director of Maternal and Child Health for Greene County Public Health and received the John D. Porterfield Award. It goes to a public health professional who has provided outstanding leadership and demonstrated performance and accomplishment relating to the public throughout their career.

Sanders is one of two nurses for the Children with Medical Handicaps program and received the Early Career Professional award. It goes to an individual who is new to the field of public health and has contributed by challenging traditional public health policy or practice in a creative or positive manner, the spokesperson said.

Both women were nominated by their Public Health peers.

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