Health Department chief honored

Garland VanZant, director of the Woodford County Health Department, was named outstanding director for 2008 by the Kentucky Health Departments Association at its annual conference Sept. 25. VanZant was honored for his work in helping to bring electronic medical records into the public health field, his orchestration of a group purchase agreement in obtaining affordable anti-virus protection for the statewide health department computer network, and his efforts in reversing the financial problems of the local health department.