Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)


November 20, 2013

Health board reverses Olive Hill decision


Nov. 20, 2013 —

With drastic changes to the types of services offered, reduction in clinical function and looming Medicaid issues, the financial and organizational makeup of the department is difficult to predict.

“Looking forward a year from now, the health department will likely be very different from what it has been in the past,” said Dr. Kari Shields, board chair.

After two hours of discussion, the board unanimously voted to table any further action until more concrete data can be obtained.

A recently-conducted audit of the department’s financial records will play a key role in determining the board’s future course of action.

Those audit findings will be presented to the public at the next regular meeting of the Little Sandy District Health Department, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Courthouse.

Joe Lewis can be reached at or by telephone at 286-4201.

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