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Jefferson County

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE


Public Health Facility, 531 Meade Street, Watertown, New York 13601

MEDIA RELEASE

For Immediate Release Faith Lustik, Health Planner


(315) 786-3723

Jefferson County Hires Family Nurse Practitioner

Watertown, NY, March 7, 2018 ~ The Jefferson County Public Health Service
(JCPHS) and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are pleased to welcome and
introduce Melissa Reynolds, M.S, F.N.P.-C to their respective departments.

“I am very excited to welcome Mrs. Reynolds to our department," Ginger Hall,


Director of Public Health stated, "She provides a great blend of clinical education
and knowledge with a strong passion for providing community-based care.”

Sheriff Colleen O’Neill agrees, “Mrs. Reynolds is a welcomed addition to our


facility. We look forward to a productive, cooperative effort with Public Health.

Melissa Reynolds is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) with 19


years of healthcare experience; eight years as a FNP. Mrs. Reynolds completed
her undergraduate nursing degree at Keuka College. She completed her Master’s
degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner at S.U.N.Y. Upstate Medical University.
Previously, she was employed at North Country Family Health Center.

“I am honored to join the amazing staff of Jefferson County. I am thrilled to be


joining this team in continuing our efforts to promote health, prevent illness and
protect the well-being of our community”, said Mrs. Reynolds.

Mrs. Reynolds will be expanding the JCPHS’s Sexually Transmitted Disease clinic
services by offering PrEP and enhanced screening for Sexually Transmitted
Infections (STI). Additionally, she will be assisting JCPHS to increase
immunization rates throughout the County and enhancing the Tuberculosis
program. She will also be working with the high-risk infants and mothers in the
community in the home-based setting accompanied by the nursing staff. Mrs.
Reynolds will also provide primary and acute healthcare services to the
incarcerated population at the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

If you are interested in PrEP or screening for STI’s at Public Health, you can make
an appointment online at www.jcphs.org for the Tuesday clinic. If you have any
questions, please call 315-786-3720.

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