Local RSVP to be Phased Out

Written by on March 20, 2013 in News

The RSVP program in Mt. Pleasant will be phased out over the next year because of reduced government financial support and federal government red tape. Plus, Karen Bates Chabal, who has been the director since 2006, is moving from the community. The Henry County Health Center board of directors during their monthly meeting Tuesday voted to transition RSVP services to local support. Medical transportation, one of the big services provided by RSVP volunteers, will be taken over by the Fellowship Cup. The S.H.I.P. program will be absorbed by Healthy Henry County Communities. The job of finding volunteers to assist with projects and activities around the area will be left to the people needing the help. Bates Chabel will provide the volunteer contact information.The latest construction update shows the building project to be on time and on budget. The hospitalist program is running smoothly with the assistance of Family Medicine. Administrator Robb Gardner announced that a letter of offer to hire the first full time hospitalist has been sent, they are hoping at the April meeting to be able to act on approval.
Dave Muhs during his financial report announced that $300,000 had been received from the Henry County Health Center Foundation Close to Home Campaign

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