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Mary Ann Caldron
The Medical Examiner’s Office, part of the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, was recently awarded national accreditation.

Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office Awarded National Accreditation

The District 17 Medical Examiner's Office, part of the Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services, has been awarded provisional accreditation by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).

NAME awards provisional accreditation to medical examiner's offices with fewer than 25 Phase I and fewer than five Phase II deficiencies. Inspectors identified only one deficiency in Broward County's forensic operation: the use of the County's toxicology laboratory, which has not yet achieved NAME-sanctioned accreditation. The accreditation according to Dr. Craig Mallak, Chief Medical Examiner, and Broward County expects to receive this important credential before the provisional accreditation expires in February 2015.

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Broward County Wins Smart Growth Partnership Award

Broward County was recognized at the March 18 County Commission meeting with a Smart Growth Excellence Award from the Smart Growth Partnership for the Climate Change Element added to the County’s Comprehensive Plan in 2013. The award honors public- and private-sector entities that have successfully used smart growth principles to improve communities environmentally, socially and economically. The purpose of the Climate Change Element is to provide a planning framework for addressing the economic, environmental and social impacts of climate change. It is countywide strategy, based on local vulnerabilities and consistent with regional efforts to reduce carbon pollution and adapt to the local impacts of global climate change. More…




He’s a "Mover and a Shaker"

Stephen Grubb
Stephen Grubb

Stephen Grubb, e-services manager for Broward County Library, has been named one of Library Journal’s “2014 Movers & Shakers.” The Library Journal, a trusted and respected publication for the library community, selected 50 individuals who are passionate about what all types of libraries can do to enhance lives — for adults, teens, schoolchildren, infants and toddlers. Grubb was cited for his work with the Library’s e-services, beginning with the implementation of custom QR codes that can be scanned with a simple smartphone app that gradually transformed Broward County Library into “BCL WoW” (Library Without Walls).



Running for Wellness

Isaac Cruz
Isaac Cruz
Latoria Wright
Latoria Wright
Wellness Champions Latoria Wright, County Attorney’s Office, and Isaac Cruz, Employee Benefit Services, are all smiles after participating in The Biggest Loser 5k run recently. This was innovative social media collaboration; the team, “Let’s Get Healthy and Fit,” was formed online with social media users with a shared interest: wellness. Congratulations to both for completing the 5k run in the top 15 of their respective age groups. Wright’s goal of the year is to participate and complete a 5k every month. Both are set to participate in a 5k obstacle run this month; a milder version of the elite Spartan 5k races.