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News Release
Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Galveston County Health District Vital Statistics Recognized with State Award

GALVESTON COUNTY, Texas – The Vital Statistics (Birth and Death Records) division of the Galveston County Health District (GCHD) has again been recognized with a statewide award.

The division was recently presented its 17th Five Star Service Award from the Texas Department of State Health Services. The annual awards recognizes vital statistics partners who demonstrate the importance of proper records management by attending trainings and keeping up with legislation and trends.

“We take pride in maintaining our records and offering great customer service,” said Alma Garcia, Galveston County Local Registrar. “We’re honored our efforts continue to be recognized by the state.”

“It’s common for me to receive positive feedback from our community related to the great customer service offered by our vital statistics staff,” said Kathy Barroso, GCHD CEO. “Alma and her team certainly deserve this award.”

GCHD Vital Statistics issues about 20,000 birth and death records and registers 9,000 new records annually.

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