La Crosse County's Health Department is being honored
as one of the best in the country.
The department is now being designated as a nationally
accredited health department.
The county went through a rigorous process to get
the accreditation .
with federal officials taking a look at the data collected
by the county health department .
while also assessing their community health improvement
The county's health director credits the passionate
people working in the department for making the designation
What aspects that help us win this award come back
to the people who work here.
They come to work every day, this is a public sector
job, we care about what we do here, and we do that
in conjunction with working with people in the community
every day, and every one of these health department
staff members really care about what they do and want
to do what's best for the community.
La Crosse County is one of just 10 health departments
in Wisconsin .
and one of the first 150 departments across the country
to earn the national accreditation.