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JANUARY | Print |

CHANGE CAN BE GOOD.  FULTON CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER LEAVES EMPLOYEES FEELING POSITIVE

Todd Long

 (Todd Long, Fulton County Chief Operating Officer, discusses the current transition of services with Behavioral Health employees during a staff meeting)  

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When Creashundra Daniel, Nurse Technician, arrived at the mandatory staff meeting for Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities employees on January 11, 2017, she wasn't sure what to expect.  After 13 years with Fulton County, she knew that most of the Behavioral Health clinical services were being outsourced and she was worried about her job.  

Therefore, she paid close attention to what Todd Long, Chief Operating Officer, had to say.  "I came out with a much more positive perspective because I feel many of my questions were answered," says Daniel.  "I look forward to our next meeting with the Director of Personnel."

Long stated that the new Behavioral Health model will enable Fulton County to double the number of indigent and uninsured served from 1,500 to 3,000.  "Under the new model, the County will not provide the same behavioral health services it currently does, but we are working to create many opportunities for current staff both with the new providers, and in other areas of the County," said Long.

Creashundra Daniel

 (Creashundra Daniel in her office at the Center for Health & Rehabilitation)

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LIKE THE REST OF ATLANTA, HEALTH SERVICES STAFF HAVE FALCONS FEVER!

Behavioral Health staff

(Employees at the South Training Center lead clients in a Falcons "Rise Up!" Pep Rally)  

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Atlanta has Falcons fever and it is spreading like wildfire!  Among those rooting for the Falcons to go to the Super Bowl are the 63 individuals with developmental disabilities who receive services at the South Training Center, which is operated by the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities.

On Friday, January 20, 2017, the clients wore their team jerseys to the center and participated in a "Rise Up Atlanta Falcons!" pep rally.  "Our individuals were very excited that the Falcons had done so well, and they wanted to have a pep rally to show their support like the rest of the people in Fulton County," says Shawndra Echols, Behavioral Health Assistant Lead at the South Training Center.  The facility is located in southwest Atlanta.  

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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