Murnion receives WIC award

Mindi Murnion was nominated by Kim Cuppy, Public Health Administrator, for her role in providing WIC services in Fallon County. Murnion won the Outstanding WIC Employee Award presented on April 10 by the Montana Association of WIC Agencies.

 

 

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Posted May, 2, 2014

By Lori Kesinger

Mindi Murnion was nominated by Kim Cuppy, Public Health Administrator, for her role in providing WIC services in Fallon County. Murnion won the Outstanding WIC Employee Award presented on April 10 by the Montana Association of WIC Agencies.

WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program providing nutrition and health education, breastfeeding support, healthy food and referrals for other services to families who qualify.

“We try really hard here at WIC,” said Murnion. “It takes a lot of compassion and patience to keep the people accountable.”

Cuppy noted in the nomination letter, “Mindi always goes above and beyond to ensure that all WIC clients receive excellent care. She is very personable and all of our young mothers love when she is around. She takes the extra time to visit with moms, infants, and children to make them feel comfortable. Mindi is very accommodating to our busy moms but also makes them accountable for their actions.”

“If I can help one child it makes my day so much better,” noted Murnion, “just to know that kid is going to have some food at home for supper.”

WIC program services are provided at the Public Health Department on the first and third Tuesday of each month by appointment. Public Health also provides a variety of other services to people of all ages and income including immunizations and family planning. The Office of Public Assistance from Miles City is at the Public Health Department the first and third Wednesday of the month. Additional information is available at the Public Health Office at 225 S. 3rd Street West in Baker or by calling 406-778-2824.