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Youth leaders learn about public health
BIZ - YALL Feb 2019
The 2017-2018 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class visits Liberty Regional Medical Center as part of its coursework. - photo by Photo provided.

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2018-2019 Young Adult Liberty Leaders (YALL) class had their public health session on Thursday, hosted by Liberty Regional Medical Center (LRMC).

Student leaders met and were able to have a question and answer session with LRMC CEO Mike Hester. The students received presentations from Chief Long-Term Care Officer Elise Stafford and Liberty County Board of Commission Chairman Donald Lovette who also serves as Director of Laboratory Services. The class was able to gain insight into the structure and framework of public health in Liberty County through an interactive tour of the main hospital; led by Chief Nursing Officer Donna Cochrane and Director of Utilization Management, Education and Informatics Marie Stevens. 

Young Adult Liberty Leaders is entering its 12th year as a community leadership initiative.  Class participants take part in an intense 9-month class, meeting at least once per month and learning about various functions of the community to include: county government, city government, public health, public education, tourism and economic development. Different local civic, business and government entities host the class each month. This leadership course is part of a statewide collaborative, sponsored by the Georgia Rural Development Council in partnership with The Fanning Institute for Leadership at the University of Georgia. 

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