HONORING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS OF CHARLOTTE EGAN; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 73
(Extensions of Remarks - May 03, 2019)

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            HONORING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENTS OF CHARLOTTE EGAN

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                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                          Friday, May 3, 2019

  Mr. CORREA. Madam Speaker, I would like to honor the achievements of 
one of my constituents, Charlotte Egan, who is celebrating her 50th 
year of service for the OC Health Care Agency and her well-deserved 
retirement.
  Mrs. Egan began her career at the OC Health Care Agency as a Public 
Health Microbiologist Trainee in 1969, after seeing an ad for the 
opening in a newspaper. Since then, she has worked her way through 
every section of the HCA laboratory. In 1985, she was promoted to 
Public Health Microbiologist II in the Virology/Serology section where 
she served as the lead microbiologist. Mrs. Egan has played an 
instrumental role in the research and identification of viruses such as 
Influenza, Mumps, Chicken Pox, and Rubella. She has also been at the 
forefront of combatting outbreaks of HIV, H1N1 Influenza, and Measles. 
Charlotte is known for the quality and standard of her work. She served 
as an outstanding model to her trainees and peers. In the words of Mrs. 
Egan, ``Find work that you're passionate about and do it well. Serve 
your community with patience and have respect for patients.''
  Today we celebrate not only her decades-long career, but her future 
beyond the laboratory. She looks forward to spending more time with her 
granddaughters, volunteering at the Hollywood Braille Institute and the 
Aquarium of the Pacific, traveling, and maybe even pursuing her dream 
of qualifying for a mission to the International Space Station.
  Madam Speaker, I am honored to recognize Mrs. Charlotte Egan for her 
commitment to excellence and dedication to serving our community.

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