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About Grand Rounds

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John Hellerstedt, MD 
DSHS Commissioner and 
Grand Rounds Executive Sponsor

Executive Sponsors:
John Hellerstedt, MD; DSHS Commissioner
Stephen Pont, MD, MPH; Medical Director, Center for Public Health Policy and Practice, DSHS

Project Director:
Courtney Dezendorf, Director, Office of Practice and Learning, DSHS

Committee Members:
Denise Bortolussi, Director, Library Services, DSHS
Elizabeth Deleon
Paige Horton 
Kelli Kennedy
Samantha Kreis
Meghan McKellar
David McLellan
Anne Tarpey

Feeling Grand! DSHS Grand Rounds Wins National Award

On September 26, 2018, DSHS Grand Rounds was recognized as an exemplary workforce practice by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the de Beaumont Foundation. The award was hosted by the 2018 PH WINS Model Policies and Practices Challenge, a joint program of the Foundation and ASTHO.

This national challenge highlights innovative programs that transform the public health field and demonstrate a strategic investment in the public health workforce. Award criteria included using a creative approach, engaging partners, and demonstrating impact, among others.

Dr. Hellerstedt accepts Award
Brian Castrucci, CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation (left) presenting Dr. John Hellerstedt, DSHS Commissioner (right) with the exemplary workforce practice award.

Grand Rounds Team!
L-R: Derrick Rodgers, Courtney Dezendorf, David McLellan, Laura Wells, Anne Tarpey, Dr. Hellerstedt, Mary Soto, Elizabeth Deleon, Denise Bortolussi, Paige Horton, Kelli Kennedy

Last updated June 7, 2021