Saturday, November 18, 2017


Kump Named to 2017 Public Health Works! Honor Roll


              “Kump Named to 2017 Public Health Works! Honor Roll”


Elmira- The Chemung County Health Department Director of Environmental Health Services, Thomas Kump, has been named a member of the New York State Health Departments’ 2017 Public Health Works! Honor Roll. Kump has been with the Chemung County Health Department for the past 27 and a half years and has served at the Director of Environmental Health Services for the past 23 and half years.


As a Supervising Public Health Engineer he used his expertise to reorganize and revitalize Environmental Health Services after a period of managerial instability, and his department is now recognized as one of the most effective and innovative programs in the Western Region of New York. Under his leadership the department piloted the state’s e-forms system using IPads to record and report sanitary code inspections.  The outstanding success of this effort contributed to the receipt of a State Health Department Performance Incentive Award for 2015-2016 with a perfect score.


“His commitment to excellence and concern for the public’s health and safety have made him one of the outstanding environmental health leaders in the state,” says the Chemung County Health Center Director, Robert Page.


Kump has served as Chair of the NYS Conference of Environmental Health Directors in 2013-2014 and plays an active role on NYSACHO’s Environmental Health Services Committee.  During the pandemic influenza outbreak in 2008-2009 Tom lead the planning effort for the County’s response and oversaw the operation of mass vaccination clinics that vaccinated thousands of people.  In 2000 he also coordinated the County and State investigation of a suspected cancer cluster centered around a high school that had been built on a former manufacturing site.


The Public Health Works! Honor Roll recognizes the local public health workforce as an essential component of Commissioner of Health Howard A. Zucker’s public health agenda to make New York one of the healthiest states in the nation.

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