JETMORE — Business for Hodgeman County Health Center will go through changes soon as the Hodgeman County commission confirmed that the Hodgeman County Health Center administrator Terry Deuel has put in her 30-day notice.

Deuel recently requested from the commission a $1.5 million No Funds Warrant that came after the threat of a nurse walk-out after Labor Day this year.

During the Hodgeman County commission meeting on Monday, the request for the funds was still being negotiated between the commission and HCHC financial officer Stacey Briggs.

The commission did not make a vote at this time regarding the No Funds Warrant but will be making strides to reach an agreement to approve the $1.5 million.

"We will be attempting to facilitate a No Fund Warrant through the Board Of Tax Appeals via KS statute 79-2939," Hodgeman County Commissioner Michael MacNair said. "Guidelines and state regulations need to be followed and we are aggressively pursuing the $1.5 million to keep the doors of our local hospital open and bills paid. 

"We are working with our Bond Council and county attorney to get the wording correct on the application form first.

"Then we will submit it to the hospital board for their approval. After they approve it, if necessary, the Hodgeman County Commissioners will hold a special meeting to approve the application and get it sent to Topeka.

"If accepted, we will then need to publish approval in local paper and proceed from there.

Attempts to reach Briggs went unanswered.

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