Tuesday, November 27, 2012
After a cockroach was found in soup, the restaurant and health department are working to "remediate the situation."
Update 1:10 p.m. Thursday: The Prime Table Family Restaurant remains closed after a customer complained of cockroaches in soup. A sign on the door says simply "closed." Patch has been unable to reach anyone at the restaurant for comment. The Oak Creek Health Department has said it is working with the Prime Table to "remediate the situation." Original story below: **** The Oak Creek Health Department has closed Prime Table Family Restaurant after a customer complained about a cockroach found in soup. The health department confirmed the existence of cockroaches and has suspended the restaurant's license for active vermin infestation, Health Officer Judi Price said. "The establishment is working with the Health Department to remediate the …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Oak Creek Health Department is part of a consortium that was recognized for its ability to handle large-scale emergencies.
A consortium of 13 area health departments, including Oak Creek's, was recognized for its ability to handle large-scale public health emergencies. The Milwaukee/Waukesha County Consortium for Emergency Public Health Preparedness submitted an extensive application and received honors through the Project Public Health Ready, according to a news release. The consortium demonstrated that its member agencies are prepared to work with each other to handle bioterrorism events, new epidemics, natural disasters and other public health-related emergencies. "It shows the dedication of our public health departments," Oak Creek Health Officer Judi Price said. "I'm proud to be a part of this outstanding consortium."
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A group of health organizations is conducting a community-wide health assessment to guide future decision-making.
A group of health organizations is assessing the health of the community and will interview about 400 Oak Creek residents by phone. Officials say the survey, which will be conducted from now through mid-August, will help guide governments, nonprofit and volunteer organizations in their future decision-making. "I would encourage all residents of Oak Creek to help us with this research," Oak Creek Health Officer Judi Price said. "If you are among those who receive a phone call, please take the time to answer the survey questions." The survey takes about 18 minutes to complete and focuses on issues such as access to health care, tobacco use, alcohol use, diet, physical activity, cancer prevention and more. Responses are completely anonymous. …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Beach was shut down the last week of June due to elevated levels of E. coli, but problems at Bender Park remain.
The Bender Park beach has reopened after it was shut down due to high levels of E. coli. Oak Creek Health Officer Judi Price said E. coli test results were lower to the point that the health department could reopen the beach. The Oak Creek and South Milwaukee health departments monitor the water and test it each day, with results available the following day. The beach closed during the last week of June, just as a heat wave settled in and brought 90- to 100-degree temperatures nearly every day. Bender Park still isn't without its problems, however. There are still large amounts of algae near the beach's shores, which officials say can only be cleared up with a change in weather, and the county also needs to re-dredge the area near the boat…
Monday, July 2, 2012
It's unknown when beach will reopen; officials say weather key in fixing problem.
In the middle of a stretch of unrelenting heat, the beach at Bender Park has been closed due to high levels of E. coli. The Oak Creek Health Department posted signs about the closure last week, though that hasn't stopped people from continuing to swim and sunbathe on the beach, Health Officer Judi Price said. E. coli is a bacteria that can cause serious infections. Price urged residents to heed warnings and not use the beach until the area can be cleaned up, despite the constant 90-degree temperatures that have left people needing a place to cool off. Price said she wasn't sure when the beach would reopen. The Oak Creek and South Milwaukee health departments are monitoring the water and have tested it each day except for Sunday. Results …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
The Oak Creek Health Department has confirmed 22 cases of pertussis, more commonly known as whooping cough.
The Oak Creek Health Department is reporting an increase in pertussis cases in Oak Creek, with 22 confirmed and six probable cases so far this year, Health Officer Judi Price said. That's up from just three confirmed cases in all of 2011. The ages of confirmed cases in Oak Creek range from 4 to 32 years old. The Oak Creek-Franklin School District and health department has sent out letters to affected grades. The department is also urging adults, especially those who have contact with small children, to get a Tdap vaccine. More commonly referred to as whooping cough, the disease is very contagious and can be serious, particularly for infants. It starts with symptoms similar to a common cold, and can escalate to coughing fits and vomiting. "…