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Health District restructuring nursing staff (Audio included)

Director of Nursing of the Logan County Health District Kay Schroer announced Wednesday at the board’s monthly meeting that changes are going to be made within her department.

Assistant Director of Nursing (and public health nurse) Cindy Mabrey is retiring in December. The district plans to hire another nurse but do away with the assistant position.

Schroer indicated that eliminating the ADON position is a cost-cutting measure. She will inherit the duties of the eliminated position.

Schroer discusses staff restructuring and Ebola

A long-standing safety concern at the Phyllis King (deceased) property at 8866 State Route 368 in Huntsville almost came to a close. Environmental Director Craig Kauffman and his staff have responded to neighbors’ complaints about the trash, gas smell, standing water, active electricity, and rotten food that exist inside the house.

The district has demanded that King’s son Timothy Clay address the issues with little consequence. Wednesday‘s hearing was to determine if the building should be condemned and torn down.

Clay was present at the meeting and was represented by attorney Zach Bayless. Bayless indicated that Clay had begun fixing the numerous issues with the building and asked for more time before the district acted.

The board voted 3-1 to give Clay a week to turn off all power and address all safety issues and 30 days to clean up the mess. The board will revisit the issue at the October meeting.

Schroer indicated that the Ebola virus will probably never be a problem in Logan County. She said the district stays current on all travel diseases because of the number of residents who travel to foreign countries. Health care providers want assurance that district’s are prepared to handle any cases that may enter the area.

The board approved the evaluations of WIC director Christina Bramlage and Vital Statistics Registrar Kim Houchin.

Flu vaccine prices will remain the same as last year.

The board will next meet October 1st at 1:00 p.m.

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