Pulaski County residents affected by mental health issues or substance use disorders continue to get help from Four County Counseling Center. CEO Dr. Carrie Cadwell gave an update to the county council Monday.Continue reading
Members of the Drug Free Council spoke to the Eastern Pulaski School Board members Monday night about closing the gap in educating students on the dangers of substance abuse.Continue reading
An update on local mental health care initiatives was given to the Pulaski County Commissioners last week.
During her annual report, Four County Counseling Center CEO Dr. Carrie Cadwell said the organization is partnering with Pulaski Memorial Hospital on a number of grant-funded projects.Continue reading
The Red Cross in Pulaski County invites residents to join the “Sound the Alarm” home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET.Continue reading
The Medaryville Town Council members denied a claim this month, saying it’s not theirs to pay.
The number of ambulance transfers provided by Pulaski County Emergency Medical Services increased significantly during the month of June. For the past several months, a shortage of paramedics had been causing the department to deny more transfer requests than it accepted. But EMS Director Bryan Corn says the numbers finally appear to be trending in the right direction, following the addition of two new paramedics.
The Pulaski County Commissioners discussed healthcare for employees when they met on Monday.
The State of Indiana is bringing in a third-party company to oversee Medicaid operations and Medicaid patients. Pulaski County EMS Director Bryan Corn told the Pulaski County Commissioners about the change on Monday morning.
Making sure money is available to pay Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department employees was the goal of a couple budget items approved by the county council this month. To help balance the county’s General Fund budget, council members had previously moved several staff members’ salaries into other parts of the budget. But that’s led to some new issues.
Pulaski County EMS continues to deny most ambulance transfer requests from Pulaski Memorial Hospital, but EMS Director Bryan Corn expects that to change, as new paramedics are added to the department. He told the county commissioners Monday that his department denied all but one of the hospital’s 10 transfer requests during the month of April. Pulaski County EMS has decided not to take transfers when there’s only one paramedic on duty.
More than $1.4 million in additional appropriations that were requested back in February were finally approved by the Pulaski County Council this week. The bulk of that was to allow the County Highway Department to spend Community Crossings grant funds on bridge and paving projects. Continue reading
Pulaski Memorial Hospital will provide athletic training services to Eastern Pulaski Schools, in exchange for advertising opportunities at school athletic events. Under an agreement conditionally approved by the school board Monday, hospital employee Destiny Crawford will serve as the school corporation’s athletic trainer for the 2018-2019 school year.
After months of discussions, one of Pulaski County’s ambulances will be repaired, but now another one is out of service. That’s what EMS Director Bryan Corn told the county commissioners last week. He said the ambulance that was heavily damaged in an accident on Christmas Eve was in Iowa being repaired by its original builder. “The insurance company finally gave that the go-ahead for them to fix that,” Corn said. “That truck hopefully, according to Iowa, will be back to us sometime next week.”
Pulaski Memorial Hospital will get almost $800,000 from the county’s Cumulative Building Fund for its new MRI building. The funding request was approved by the county council Monday, after the county commissioners approved it last week. It calls for the money to be paid in 17 installments between now and 2027.
Whether Pulaski Memorial Hospital will get almost $800,000 for its new MRI building from the county’s Cumulative Building Fund will be up for discussion during tonight’s county council meeting. Under the proposal, that money would be given to the hospital in 17 installments between now and 2027.
Pulaski County EMS still doesn’t have enough paramedics to handle all the ambulance transfer requests from Pulaski Memorial Hospital. EMS Director Bryan Corn told the county commissioners Monday that his department took five transfers during the month of February, but ended up denying 11. He said most of those denials were due to staffing issues.
Pulaski Memorial Hospital is asking for the county’s financial assistance to help pay for its new MRI building. Director of Business Development Gregg Malott told the Pulaski County Commissioners Monday the hospital is asking for nearly $800,000 out of the county’s Cumulative Building Fund, between now and 2027.
An update on wind turbines will be given to the Pulaski County Commissioners this morning. In the past several months, a number of filings have been made with the Federal Aviation Administration for possible wind turbines in the Francesville and Star City areas. County Attorney Kevin Tankersley has been looking into writing an ordinance that would regulate them.
In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week which runs from March 11th through the 17th this year, Pulaski Memorial Hospital has issued a few tips to keep patients safe and to help them take an active role in their healthcare.
One tip they provide is to keep your hands clean. In order to effectively prevent the spread of infection, hand hygiene is imperative. Make sure you wash your hands regularly and that your providers are cleaning their hands before performing any procedures. Continue reading
Pulaski County EMS continues to deny ambulance transfer requests, due to a shortage of paramedics. EMS Director Bryan Corn reviewed his department’s January statistics with the county commissioners last week. “Essentially, for the month of January, we took nine transfers, but we also denied 10,” he said. Continue reading