More than a million screened
Will County Executive Larry Walsh has his hearing screened – for a second time – by Hope Cathelyn, the county’s Chief Vision and Hearing Screening Technician during the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration on Aug. 26. Walsh was one of more than a million school children who have gone through the screenings over the decades.
Retired Health Department Director Jim Zelko (from left), retired Chief Vision and Hearing Screening Technician Karen Nagel-Hagey, current Chief Technician Hope Cathelyn and Will County Executive Larry Walsh discuss the changes the program has seen over 50 years.
Staff member Stephanie Mahon poses for a fun vision test during the open house at the Will County Health Department on Aug. 26. The open house was in celebration of the Vision and Hearing Screening division’s 50th anniversary.