As the holidays draw near and 2013 comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to pause and thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to the people we serve. The most important strength of the Department of Health and Human Services is the talent and dedication of its employees.
It is through your constant efforts that our many agencies and services make a positive difference in the lives of people every day. It is an honor and privilege to work alongside so many talented professionals who care deeply about improving the health and well-being of fellow North Carolinians. I look forward to continuing our journey in 2014.
As you spend time with family and loved ones, appreciate your time together. It is precious and it should be treasured. Above all, enjoy a safe and joyous holiday season.
With best wishes for the holidays and the New Year,