To promote, protect and improve public health in Muskingum County.


We continuously improve and use our knowledge, skills and abilities to help our community grow to be a healthier place to live, learn, work and play. We identify changing public health priorities; mobilize resources and partners to respond to our community’s health challenges. 

Our services are driven by community need and fiscal responsibility.


Continuous Quality Improvement: We continually look for ways to improve our work environment, processes, efficiency, and effectiveness.

Integrity: We are fair, honest, ethical and accountable to our customers and co-workers.

Respect: We behave respectfully and accept the diversity of our customers and co-workers.

Service: We are helpful, responsive, and take pride in providing excellent customer service to our community. 

Teamwork: We work together to establish common goals and achieve desired results.

Key ZMCHD Documents
ZMCHD Strategic Plan
2016 Program Overview
2015 Annual Report

County Board of Health

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is governed by a 7-person Board with members appointed by the City of Zanesville, the Health District Advisory Council and the Health District Licensing Council. Each member serves a 6-year term and is eligible for reappointment. Board of Health meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6pm, with special sessions called as needed.
Meetings are held at ZMCHD and are open to the public. For information, call (740) 454-9741 extension 282.


Board of Health Members

Jennifer Agin
Bill Bird
James Brown
Dr. John Hibler, DO
Paul Nestor          
Abby Nguyen, RN
Jim Shepherd

Health Commissioner

Corey Hamilton, MS, RD, LD

Corey Hamilton is the Health Commissioner with the Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department. She holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition and is both a Registered and Licensed Dietitian.

The Health Commissioner is responsible for the overall management and operation of the Health Department. Responsibilities include planning for and directing departmental operations; implementing policies, goals and objectives in the areas of finance, client services and personnel management.

Before entering the Health Department, Hamilton worked at the Ohio Department of Health for seven years, most recently as Nutrition Services Bureau Chief. She has previously worked with Genesis HealthCare System as Muskingum County WIC Coordinator.