Friday, December 22, 2006

Peggy Arvin receives award for medical care for foster children

Foster-care official earns honor
Lexington Herald-Leader, Oct. 11, 2006, pg. E4.

Peggy Arvin, a nurse service administrator with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Community Based Services, was awarded the Kentucky Medical Association's Outstanding Layperson Award.

The award is given to non-physicians who have made outstanding accomplishments in public health and/or medical care. Arvin is medical coordinator for the foster care program, which includes more than 140 children who are living in life-threatening conditions.

She assists social workers in coordinating the children's care with their foster parents. She also consults with social workers in abuse cases and trains staff to recognize signs of abuse. She developed the state's protocol for children removed from homes with meth labs and has studied the high risks for children's prolonged exposure to methamphetamine.

She lives in Frankfort with her husband, George.


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