After serving as Health Officer and Director of Public Health for Monterey County for 8 years Dr. Hugh F. Stallworth has announced his retirement.
During the time Dr. Stallworth has held this position he has guided Monterey County through a major Influenza vaccine shortage, West Nile Virus, the H1N1 pandemic, and a Pertussis epidemic. Most of these efforts and successes have come about by building collaborative relationships with various stakeholder groups in the County, such as the media, schools, long term care facilities, and health care providers.
“Dr. Stallworth provided the leadership and expertise needed to navigate some significant public health crises,” said Karen Smith, Public Information Officer. “He definitely made a difference in the health of Monterey County.”
Dr. Stallworth has spent the first 20 years of his career in clinical medicine, and the last 22 years in Public Health, during which he has developed creative ways to communicate his health messages through newspaper articles, radio, television, and community forums.