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Clark County Public Health honors doctor, nurse for volunteer work during pandemicUpdated 11 hours ago

Columbian - 11/15/2022

Nov. 15—Clark County residents Dr. Jack Stump and Lisa Stump were recently awarded special recognition from Clark County Public Health for demonstrating public health in action.

Dr. Jack Stump worked for more than 30 years as a physician, retiring from the PeaceHealth emergency room a few years ago. Lisa Stump worked as a critical care nurse for more than 20 years, also retiring from PeaceHealth after five years of work there.

Clark County Public Health granted the award to the Stumps for their work in the Medical Reserve Corps, where they volunteered to support COVID-19 vaccination efforts from February through June 2021.

The Stumps were two of the 245 volunteers that hosted 112 vaccination events across Clark County, providing 61,869 COVID-19 vaccine doses, according to Dr. Alan Melnick, director of Clark County Public Health.

"Lisa and I are very flattered to have received the award, but it really belongs to everybody on the team," Jack Stump said. "We are just so proud and honored to be part of this group."

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"Not only that, the award should also go to Clark County Public Health," Lisa Stump added. "They recognized there was a need and all of their people who work in Clark County Public Health not only were doing their regular jobs, but they stopped what they were doing and implemented this program and they were in charge of vaccine delivery for the entire county."

The Stumps helped develop training for volunteers, updated volunteers on the latest safety and eligibility requirements as new boosters came out and provided vaccines to underserved populations, according to Lianne Martinez, volunteer coordinator at Clark County Public Health.

"Basically, Dr. Jack Stump was the medical director for this vaccination process and Lisa Stump was our nursing director," Melnick said in a Clark CountyBoard of Health Meeting announcing the award. "Their leadership both on the medical side and on the nursing side, because you need both to do this, was incredible."

As a team, the Medical Reserve Corps achieved four main goals in Clark County through the vaccination clinics, according to Jack Stump: decrease COVID-19-related deaths, decrease long COVID, decrease hospitalizations and work to combat vaccine misinformation.

In an interview with The Columbian, the Stumps talked about how much of the work they did volunteering was focused on combating vaccine misinformation and explaining how safe and effective the COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are.

"I just want to give a huge thank you to Dr. Jack and Lisa Stump," Martinez said in the Clark CountyBoard of Health meeting. "Clark County is just much healthier because of the two of them."


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