Opioid Epidemic Stakeholders Meeting

Opioid Epidemic Stakeholders Meeting

 8/18/2017 |  Views:3,431 |  Posted by: Kyle Hovanec |  Reading Time: 1 Minute |  Article Tags: 
This past week, Dr. Maria Stamp, Porter County Health Officer called upon agencies within our county to address, determine and establish guidelines moving forward on a multi-dimensional approach to curbing Opioid abuse. 
 
Michelle Volk, Great Lakes Labs CEO was fortunate to be able to participate in this roundtable forum.  Stakeholders included the Coroner Harris, Sheriff Reynolds, Judge Jent, Prosecutor Gensel, Pharmacist  Jim Spanopoulos, Chris Buyer, Chief Juvenile Probation, Laura Sutton, Adult Probation, Dr. Timothy Hamburg,Porter Regional ER, Elaine Merkel, Porter Regional Neonatal Unit, Scott Arnold, Valparaiso EMS, Portage Fire Department, Carmen Arlt, Porter Starke Services and representatives from Indiana Department of Public Health.
 
Michelle stated “a tremendous amount of work and collaboration has already been shown throughout Porter County, however, more needs to be done.  Our goal and mandate as citizens to each other should be to ramp up efforts of communication, collaboration, and cooperation.  Our next steps as a group are to determine where we go from here.”

Kyle Hovanec

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