Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office at 10777 Main Street in Fairfax is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. Clinic services are not offered at this location.

703-246-2411
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

2019 VDH Public Health Nurse of the Year Recognitions include Fairfax's Jessica Ong

Jessica Ong, Public Health Nurse
Jessica Ong

State Health Commissioner Dr. M. Norman Oliver today presented the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) 2019 Public Health Nurse of the Year award to Yvonne Creech, who runs the nursing home screening program for the Suffolk Health Department in the Western Tidewater Health District. Creech’s love for public health, her dedication and her passion for improving her community’s health has led to her recognition as Virginia’s 2019 Public Health Nurse of the Year.

Runners up for this year’s prestigious award included three Regional Nurses of the Year: Jessica Ong, Fairfax County Health Department (Northern Region); Joanna Cirillo, Chickahominy Health District (Central Region); and Careen Rodgers, West Piedmont Health District (Western Region).

Ong is a nurse liaison, performing chronic disease care coordination for clients enrolled in the Community Health Care Network. She works with clients in their homes to better manage diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and other conditions.

 "My goal is to empower people to make their own health decisions and own health goals because I want to show that health decisions aren't just made in your doctor's office, or in a hospital by your nurse or a physician. It starts with you," Ong says.

The announcement of Virginia’s Public Health Nurse of the Year falls during National Nurses Week, which begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Read the full announcement.

Watch this video to find out more about Fairfax County's Nurse of the Year.

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John Silcox, Communications Director
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John.Silcox@fairfaxcounty.gov
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