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Area Health Department Cuts Staff

Posted by wlpo on July 15, 2010

A lack of state payments has the Bureau County Health Department operating with a smaller staff.

Health Department Director Diana Rawlings told the county board Tuesday  night that four full-time and one part-time employee have been laid off.  In addition, two nurses left for other jobs leaving the health department 20 staff members.

Rawlings says their core programs will continue to be provided.

Thanks to the Newstribune for information in this story.

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