Health District approves renovation plans (Audio included)
8/1/2012 4:57:38 PM
By Mike Vetorino
The Logan County Health District conducted their monthly meeting Wednesday afternoon.
Highlighting the agenda was the board’s approval to access $40,000 from the general fund for much needed renovations. Logan County health commissioner, Dr. Boyd Hoddinott felt that the long overdue plans to renovate, among other things, addresses employee safety. Two recent physical conflicts between clients accelerated the board’s action.
Dr. Hoddinott informed the board on the differences between deer ticks and dog ticks. Deer ticks have not been seen in Logan County. Cases of dog ticks are on the on the rise this year. Hoddinott advises that those walking in brush or wooded area to check for ticks. Immediate removal is advised.
Cindy Mabrey, assistant director of nursing, addressed the board on proposed changes in vaccine care enrollment changes for child immunizations. In the future, the office will only provide vaccines for those patients with medical cards or no insurance at all. Patients with private insurance are required to bring proof of insurance. The change is caused by the state’s decrease in the allotment of vaccines.
Cindy Mabrey discusses changes in vaccines. /audio]
The Toddler and Baby Fair will be held Friday, August 3 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Logan County Fairgrounds. Questions about the fair should be directed to the health district.
Craig Kauffman, environmental health director, discussed why the board turned down a refund request by Zane Shawnee Caverns. The caverns applied for a safety license for an expected crowd overflow for a concert June 29 and 30. Due to bad weather, the concert was canceled. The board refused the refund request because the board had already incurred costs by doing the on-site inspection.
The board approved several annual personnel evaluations. Nurses Kelly Reaver, Kathleen Davis, Tracy Davis and environmental director Kauffman all received satisfactory marks for their work. Nurse Alberta Hartshorn status was changed to a permanent hire because of acceptable work during her probationary period.