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Stylish sendoff

Friday, January 7, 2011

Retiring Clay County Public Health Officer Dr. S. Rahim Farid watched as Indiana State Health Commissioner Gregory N. Larkin helps serve cake during Farid's retirement party in the Community Room of the Medical Office Building at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. More than 150 well wishers stopped by to visit with Farid during the event Friday evening. Ivy Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
* Dr. Farid receives numerous honors during retirement party

Retiring Clay County Public Health Officer Dr. S. Rahim Farid was humbled during his retirement party Friday night.

"I did what my job was," Farid told the crowd. "And it was a pleasure to serve this community. Once I came here, I never felt like a foreigner or a stranger. This community has been very good to me, and treated me with nothing but kindness and support."

The Indiana State Department of Health recognized Farid with a first-ever award.

"It is very uplifting and rewarding to provide public heath for a community, but the challenges facing this office on a daily basis are daunting for anyone. To have someone, a physician/surgeon willing to take time away from their private practice, who is also willing to do this public service is wonderful," Indiana State Health Commissioner Gregory N. Larkin said. "It is unique for a physician to give so much of his time for something that is not highly recognized or applauded, but is such a necessity for community health."

The certificate of recognition cited Farid's "outstanding contributions in promoting, protecting and providing for the health of people in Clay County" during his career.

Farid also received several other honors during the retirement party, including Clay Community School Corporation Health Services Coordinator Lynn Stoelting reading a letter of recognition from Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, a plaque presented from the Clay County Board of Health Chairman Dr. Rick Rogers and a gift presentation from Dr. Everett Conrad.

"It was going to be a watch," Conrad said with a chuckle. "But we know you don't care what time it is, so it's books instead."

More than 150 people attended the event.

The Indiana State Health Department issued its first certificate of recognition to Dr. S. Rahim Farid Friday. Ivy Jacobs Photo. [Order this photo]
"To have Dr. Farid here in this community as a guardian of public health for these past 37 years is a real treasure," Larkin said. "And to do it for so long and with good humor after all these years is an exception in state or community public health anywhere."

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Have fun and enjoy your retirement.

-- Posted by lifehasitsmoments on Sat, Jan 8, 2011, at 3:16 PM

Well deserved congrats!

Dr.Farid was the county medical director for emergency medical services. Now we need another Doctor to step up for this behind the scenes duty.

All EMS works under the direction of a Doctor that sets protocols and such. This is very important to the community! Another big reason for a a thank you to Dr. Farid.

-- Posted by wtfizdat on Sat, Jan 8, 2011, at 7:07 PM

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