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PAXTON — Pharmacist Doug Higgins of Paxton was named a Fellow by the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) during the IACP’s 21st annual Compounders on Capitol Hill Conference in Washington D.C.
Fellowship, the highest distinction awarded by the IACP, recognizes pharmacists who exemplify professionalism and commitment to the practice of pharmacy compounding.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department will celebrate the completion of its first year in operation with an open house from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at its office in Paxton.
Cookies and punch will be served at the event, which will also honor retiring APS caseworker Marcia Peznowski.
PAXTON — The Ford County Public Health Department is asking for assistance from the public in the collection of dead birds found in Ford County.
PAXTON — Sam Erwin will hold a grand opening for his new gym, Nordic Total Fitness, at 207 N. Market St. in downtown Paxton, from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 30.
GIBSON CITY — The Ford County Public Health Department board is considering reducing the number of times it meets per year, from 12 to six.
“We’ve talked about possibly meeting every other month,” board President Mike Short of rural Paxton said, noting, however, that no decision has been made yet.
PAXTON — Ford County food establishments continue to perform well on their routine inspections by the county’s health department.
GIBSON CITY — The National Center for Rural Health Professions at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford has been awarded federal funding to open four new centers, including one in Gibson City.
WATSEKA — A group of Iroquois County officials will pore over years worth of emails recovered from the work computers of former Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department employees in upcoming weeks, searching for further evidence of unethical and illegal conduct within the now-dissolved bi-county agency.
PAXTON — Patients suffering from swallowing disorders or “dysphagia” following a stroke, brain injury, cancer or neurological disease can now find new local treatment options. Heartland of Paxton is the first post-hospital provider to offer “Synchrony” for the treatment of swallowing disorders.
CHICAGO — For the second year in a row, Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ chief executive officer, Rob Schmitt, has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of 50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.