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PAXTON — Gibson Area Hospital is moving its wellness center in Paxton to a much bigger building on East Pells Street — a facility that will also host educational health care classes and programs.
WATSEKA — The Iroquois County Board’s long-inactive health committee is expected to begin meeting again following the creation of a public health department serving exclusively Iroquois County.
The board’s policy and procedure committee voted unanimously last week to recommend the full board approve reinstating the health committee during its next meeting on Dec. 10.
GILMAN — Members of the Ford and Iroquois county boards are trying to figure out who will pay for the appraisal of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department’s property in preparation for dividing the agency’s assets when the agency ends next summer.
PAXTON — After formalizing its plan to withdraw Ford County from the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department, the Ford County Board on Thursday created a four-member “study group” to help start forming an independent health department serving only Ford County.
WATSEKA — The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department is paying a weekly fee of $5,200 to health care executive placement firm B.E. Smith Inc. for services provided by interim Administrator Steven Williams, the Paxton Record has learned.
WATSEKA — An information booth to educate Iroquois County residents about new health insurance options available through Get Covered Illinois will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at CVS, 300 E. Walnut St., Watseka.
A specially trained navigator will be on site to educate and answer questions.
MILFORD — Iroquois Memorial Hospital officials announced Wednesday that plans are under way to break ground on the new IMH Milford Clinic, which will be triple the size of the hospital’s current clinic in Milford.
GILMAN — Interim Administrator Steven Williams praised the professionalism and dedication of the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department’s employees during his first board of health meeting Monday, urging the board to provide staff an incentive for staying on the job until the agency is dissolved next July.
PAXTON — The Ford County Board has called a special meeting for Thursday afternoon to vote on a resolution to withdraw the county from the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department and to establish an independent health department serving only Ford County.
PAXTON — Steven Williams began working as the Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department’s interim administrator Friday, as he met with the management team for the first time, visited both of the agency’s offices and introduced himself to board of health members.