Tough Financial Month For BCHD

Dr. Thomas Dawdy presents a gift of appreciation to retiring Board of Health member, Dr. Sandra Lang.
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The Bond County Board of Health met in regular session this week.

Health Department Administrator Sean Eifert reported told the board the month of May was a difficult one for the department, financially. Overall, the department saw a decrease in its cash reserves of $128,252. Eifert explained about half of that amount could be attributed to May being a three payroll month, while the remainder was the result of decreased receivables nearing the end of the state fiscal year.

The board revisited its plan to scale back psychiatric and other mental health services if the downward trend continues. Click HERE to read our story from earlier this month about that plan.

The Bond County Health Department has received an increase in its Healthy Families program of approximately $29,000 and an increase in its Family Case Management Program of $15,000 for state fiscal year 2019.

The board of health recognized Dr. Sandra Lang for 12 years of service on the board, as she retires at the end of June. Board President, Dr. Thomas Dawdy, presented Dr. Lang with a gift from the department and thanked her for her many contributions to the citizens of Bond County. Rebecca Nehrt has been appointed to fill Dr. Lang’s seat on the board.