Council gives health dept. OK to hire additional nurses and salary increase

15 Mar 2024


The Hancock County Council approved the addition of two new nurses to the Hancock County Health Department and to increase nurses’ pay at the last council meeting on Wednesday.

Derek Adams, an environmental health specialist for the health department, said that adding two more nurses to the staff will help fill responsibilities in case another nurse is ill or is unable to work. It also is part of the new requirements that Adams said the health department must meet as part of the Health First Indiana plan the county opted into last year.

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