2018-08-16 / Front Page

County Celebrates Health Center Week

By Cassidy Pittman


Pictured, left: Elen Ott, Tri-State Community Health Center Board of Directors/Fulton County Family Partnership; Susan Walter, Tri- State director; Pete Lynch, county commissioner; Stuart Ulsh, county commissioner; Kelly Yingling Oswald, Tri-State nurse practitioner; Jack Elvey, Tri-State case manager; and Teresa Hess, Tri-State charge nurse. Pictured, left: Elen Ott, Tri-State Community Health Center Board of Directors/Fulton County Family Partnership; Susan Walter, Tri- State director; Pete Lynch, county commissioner; Stuart Ulsh, county commissioner; Kelly Yingling Oswald, Tri-State nurse practitioner; Jack Elvey, Tri-State case manager; and Teresa Hess, Tri-State charge nurse. STAFF WRITER

Susan Walter, director of Tri- State Community Health Center, met with commissioners Stuart Ulsh, Rodney McCray, and Pete Lynch last Tuesday to talk about National Health Center Week Aug. 12 through Aug. 18. During National Health Center Week, Tristate will be holding special events for the public.

Others attending the meeting were Elen Ott, Tri-State Board of Directors and Fulton County Family Partnership; Julia Dovey, Fulton County Family Partnership; Kelly Yingling Oswald, Tri-State nurse practitioner; Teresa Hess, Tri-State charge nurse; and Jack Elvey, Tri- State case manager.

Also meeting with commissioners was chief clerk Lisa Mc- Conahy, who presented a proposal from McCutcheon Enterprises for certified hazmat cleanup contractor services for $2,500 annually, since the firm previously used, EPS, has gone out of business. This is required by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, and the fee can be applied for as part of the county’s Hazardous Material Response Fund Grant. Then, once approved, the county’s General Fund can be reimbursed. The proposal was signed.

During regular business the commissioners approved an endorsement of the purchase of service agreement between the county of Fulton and The Devereux Foundation, one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country, according to its Web site, that will be effective July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. A purchase of service agreement was also signed between the county of Fulton and Merakey Pennsylvania, developmental, behavioral health, and education nonprofit provider, effective the same dates.

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