Unified Public Health Services: Greenfield and West Allis Join Forces in Historic Merger

Merger of Greenfield and West Allis Health Departments

The Greenfield Health Department and West Allis Health Department have merged to form the new Southwest Suburban Health Department. The merger aims to provide more efficient and comprehensive public health services for the communities of West Allis and Greenfield, as announced in a press release on March 27.

The two cities’ common councils have approved the merger, establishing a unified entity that will oversee public health operations in the region. Funding for the department will be provided by both cities and state health grants.

Greenfield Mayor Michael Neitzke emphasized the advantages of merging the public health departments, stating that it will lead to a more streamlined and focused delivery of community and environmental health services to all residents served by the department.

West Allis Mayor Dan Devine also highlighted the collaborative history between the two departments, expressing his belief that formalizing their approach through the new department will allow them to strategically and effectively meet the needs of their respective communities. He believes this merger will pave the way for improved public health services in the region through cooperation and shared resources.

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