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Lamb Lends Expertise to Hospital Board
Houston County Courier - November 2008
By Sharron Randall
The Houston County Hospital District Board of Directors was receptive to Houston County Emergency Management Coordinator and Fire Marshal David Lamb's suggestions on the purchase of generators in case of another weather or disaster event in the county such as occurred on Sept. 13 with Hurricane Ike.
Dr. Patrick Walker's surgery center update included emergency generators also. He said, "We intend to spend every penny of the grant money we have." The board agreed that more investigation was needed and they will seek more input about costs, effectiveness, efficiency, sizes and power of generators from experts before the next board meeting.
The board unanimously approved $5,000 from HCHD for the C.O. Murray Community Clinic for immediate dental care of some 70 people who have come to the free clinic.
During the public comments segment, John Jenkins of Crockett appealed to the board to form an exploratory educational study committee involving Angelina College, the five county school districts, the hospital board, nursing homes, home health care and ETMC.
Bids for the construction of the resident-student housing will be advertised in local newspapers. The board went into executive session to discuss a legal issue concerning the building site for the resident-student housing, which will be considered next month.
Jessie Stephens' 2007 annual audit report was approved.
In the absence of hospital administrator Terry Cutler, an ETMC-Crockett update was postponed. Members Barbara Crowson and Ronnie LaRue were also absent.