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Sublette Examiner
Volume 5, Number 20 - August 11, 2005
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Health care board opts to provide EMT housing

by Bill Boender

The Sublette County Rural Health Care Board held its first meeting of the month Monday, Aug. 8, in Pinedale with Jerry Jensen and Walt Bousman absent.

Mary Lynn Worl chaired the brief session, which was centered on the search for doctors and nurses. One applicant for the Marbleton Clinic physician position will be here this week for interviews. Extensive advertising will begin in nearby states for nursing applicants.

Compliance with HIPAA regulations will require help from a consultant from South Dakota to provide training for staff and for board members. Michelle Overgaag has been retained as a consultant to help with certification and compliance in the Marbleton lab facility at a rate of $60 per hour.

As the Marbleton Clinic phone number is not listed in the latest directory, a sticker will be mailed to county residents so they will have it available. The Pinedale Medical Clinic’s added office space is still not available, as wiring diagrams and ADA compliance are not yet in place so the State Fire Marshall can approve occupancy. Completion is anticipated within three weeks.

Director Randy Johnson advised the board that a meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6, and Wednesday, Sept. 7, with the architects to resume planning and design work for the new clinics and ambulance facilities.

In emergency medical service business, the board approved hiring two volunteers as full-time paid employees and agreed to lease an apartment for emergency medical technician housing in Pinedale at $650 per month.

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