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Jonathan Dayton, Marketing and Communications Coordinator 

Mountain Laurel Medical Center

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Mountain Laurel Medical Center – Marketing and Communications Coordinator Receives Appointment 

June 16, 2020 – Oakland, MD – Jonathan Dayton, appointed to the Maryland Department of Health State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness. 

​In October 2017, the State Advisory Council on Health and Wellness was created (Chapter 40, Acts of 2017). The Council assumes the responsibilities of the State Advisory Council on Arthritis and Related Diseases, the State Advisory Council on Heart Disease and Stroke, and the State Advisory Council on Physical Fitness. To carry out that work, the Council works through at least four committees concerned with arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, and physical fitness.

Further, the Council promotes evidence-based programs for developing healthy lifestyles, and for the prevention, early detection, and treatment of chronic diseases. To the Maryland Department of Health, the Council makes recommendations on chronic disease prevention, health, and wellness.

“This is my second governmental appointment in the past year recently appointed to the Maryland Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council. I look forward to this appointment for several reasons. Living in Western Maryland and working for a rural community health center, I seek to bring a different perspective on the Council’s health initiatives. As an Emergency Medical and First Responder Professional, I hope to shed light on their needs for regular physical fitness and heart disease prevention programs. Furthermore, as a marketing and communications coordinator, I hope to build and form new relationships with the council members. I’m excited not only to represent my workplace but the needs of the community. I want to thank the Secretary of Health Robert Neall for the appointment and opportunity to serve the citizens of Maryland.” – Jonathan Dayton Marketing and Communications Coordinator