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|Chance Says Goodbye, New Full-time Dentist Hired
|The Knox County Board of Health heard from its outgoing administrator about what members should keep in mind in the coming months, and the board hired someone to fill a key position.
Greg Chance attended his last Knox County Board of Health meeting Thursday night, and before he leaves the health department to take a similar position with the Peoria City County Health Department, he doled out some thank yous and told the board about things to keep an eye on.
Chance thanked the board of health for an open house in his honor last week, saying he appreciated all the help and support he's received over the years since he became the Knox County Health Department's first administrator in 1993.
Chance says the board of health had a number of issues to stay on top of.
"In no sense of priority, the implementation of Smoke Free Illinois and how we as Knox County should move forward under the new (Smoke Free Illinois) act. You just heard about the development of the Community Health Clinic. I think that is a critical issue. Also obviously the status of your state and federal funding is going to impact your 2010 budget."
Chance says he's also concerned about local and national accreditations, re-evaluating environmental health fees, and work on sexual health protection and education within the county.
Taking Chance's seat at next month's meeting will be health department veteran Rhonda Peterson. Peterson says it was a benefit to be at the Knox County Health Department since it opened its doors in 1994 because she says she's seen the great leadership provided by Chance.
The board of health also found a replacement for outgoing dentist Dr. Tony McClure. Dr. Matt Rozny, who worked part-time at the health department's dental clinic, replaces McClure as the full-time dentist. McClure is leaving in June.
|04 09 09 by Newsroom
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