Area health planners deny Whitesburg request for hospital funds (from Page
by In turning down die Whitesburg proposal.
Squires also noted that Whitesburg hospital director Bernard
S. Wysockl has requested reconsideration of the proposal,
and that this will be done at
the next Council meeting on
Wysockl told the Eagle that
he preferred not to comment
on the matter at this time.
Petitions are circulating
town, calling upon the
Health Planning Council to
verse its decision.
Aside from rejecting the
Whitesburg program, the Council did approve some other requests at the meeting last
Among the programs "sanctioned" by the Council were:
A $150, 000 request by the
Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) " to establish the
feasibility of and to plan for
an available and accessible,
comprehensive health care delivery system in a rural setting. . .
according to a
The approval of $28, 000 "to
establish the feasibility of and
plan for a health services data
system to serve" the eight
$100, 000 was sanctioned for
for a Health Professions Scholarship Fund.
A planning grant for $60, 000
"for regional health services"
APRIL 8. 1971
was approved "to establish an
organizational structure for the
provision of public health services on a regional basis. "
A request from the Frontier
Nursing Services for $17,213
in supplemental funds for a
family nurse practioner program passed the Council.
Bill Squires was asked whether
there might appear to be duplication in planning efforts by
separate grants for "regional
planning, " He responded that
the $150, 000 grant to the HMO
was aimed at establishing "an
experimental" medical care
"package, " while the $60, 000
grant is to organize
on a regional basis.
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