Mission and Core Functions
The mission of this public health department is to fulfill society’s interest in assuring conditions in which people can reach their maximum health potential.
Core functions of this public health department include:
ASSESSMENT monitoring and surveillance of local health problems/needs and of resources for dealing with them; POLICY DEVELOPMENT and leadership that foster local involvement and a sense of ownership, that emphasize local needs, and that advocate equitable distribution of public resources and complimentary private activities commensurate with community needs; ASSURANCE that high-quality services, including personal health services, needed for the protection of public health in the community are available and accessible to all persons; that the community receives proper consideration in the allocation of federal and state as well as local resources for public health, and that the community is informed about how to obtain public health, including personal health services, or how to comply with public health requirements.
Board of Health
This Board of Health was appointed and operates under the provisions of “an Act in Relation to the Establishment and Maintenance of County and Multiple-County Public Health Departments,” (Chapter 55, Div. 5-25001, et. seq. Illinois Compiled Statues, 1996), also known as the County and Multi-County Health Department Act.
Kevin Brucker, DMD
Dr. Bernadette Ray
Elynor Stagen, Ford Co. Trustee
Rev. Teddie Jensen
Michelle Fairley, RN
Rod Copas, Iroquois Co. Trustee
Physician - vacancy
Professional Advisory Committee (PAC)
The Professional Advisory Committee was developed to meet the conditions of participation of home health services mandate from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) which states in section §484.16(a) Standard: Advisory and Evaluation Function that:
professional issues, to participate in the evaluation of the agency’s program, and to assist the agency in maintaining liaison with other health care providers in the community and in the agency’s community information program.
- The group of professional personnel meets frequently to advise the agency on
The meetings are documented by dated minutes.
Professional Advisory Committee Members
|Alberta Burton, L.C.P.C.||Iroquois Mental Health Center|
|Charles Haldeman, PhD|
|Dr. Phillip Zumwalt, MD||Iroquois Mental Health Center|
|Mary Stark, RN|
|Mary Boutcher, RN|
|Lauralyn Cropeck, LCSW||Community Resource & Counseling Center|
|Brian Slinde, LPT||Gibson Area Hospital|
|Douglas Corbett, MPH||Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department|
|Dee Ann Schippert, BSN, RN||Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department|
|Kristy Huse, OT|
IROQUOIS memorial Hospital
COMMITTED TO OUR PATIENTS/CLIENTS
We recognize the unique physical, emotional and spiritual needs of each person. We strive to extend the highest level of courtesy and service to clients, families/caregivers, visitors and each other.
COMMITTED TO LEADERSHIP
We strive to deliver the highest quality of services through strong leadership. We engage in a wide range of community education, clinical education, continuing educational and other programs for professionals and the public.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE
We strive to create an environment of teamwork and participation, where, through quality improvements efforts, people pursue excellence and take pride in their work, the organization and their personal development. We believe that the quality of our human resources-agency personnel, physicians, volunteers-is the key to our continued success. We maintain financial viability through a cost-effective operation to meet the organization’s long-term commitment to the community.
Management Team (M-Team)
Douglas Corbett, MPH: Public Health Administrator
The Ford-Iroquois Public Health Department is governed by an eight member Board of Health. The Public Health Administrator is responsible to the Board and for all activities and actions of the department.
Cary Hagen: Human Resources and Support Services Coordinator
The department is organized into six separate divisions each with a director/coordinator who is responsible for the management of that division.
The Administration and Support Services Division is the administrative branch of the department responsible for human resources, grant management, fiscal management, health education programs, data management, vital statistics and administrative support.
Terry Eimen, BS: Director of Environmental Health
The Environmental Health Division is the regulatory branch of the department, responsible for managing environmental programs to protect the public’s health. Some of the programs include licensing and inspecting food service establishments, wells, septic systems and tanning facilities. The Environmental Health Division is also responsible for the radon and vector control programs of the agency.
Karry Hines, RN, BSN: Maternal Child Health Coordinator
The Maternal Child Health Division is responsible for promoting health and preventing illness of the women and children in the community. The clinical programs of the division include: Immunizations, Family Case Management, W.I.C., Teen Parent Services, APORS, HealthWorks, Breast & Cervical Cancer Program, Tobacco Initiatives, Healthy Families Illinois Program, Pregnancy Testing and Lead Screening.
Dee Ann Schippert, RN, BSN: Community and School Health Coordinator
The Schools and Community Health Division is responsible for promoting health and preventing disease throughout all communities within the jurisdiction. Programs of the division include: Adult Immunizations - including flu and pneumonia, Bioterrorism and Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Chronic Disease Management, Communicable Disease Program, Coordinated School Health Grant, Employee Health and Safety, HIV/AIDS, Illiana Migrant Head Start, Hypertension, Immigration and Naturalization, Jails and Institutions, Health and Life Skills Education, Paternity Testing, School Nurse Programs, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Tuberculosis Program and the Vision and Hearing Program.
LuAnn Armantrout, RN: Senior Service Coordinator
The Senior Services Division provides services to senior clients in the home. The programs included in the Senior Services Division are Case Management/CCU; Elder Abuse Services; Money Management, Senior Health Information Systems, Respite Care, Caregiver Advisory Services and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program.
Mary Cahoe, MSN: Home Health Coordinator
The Home Health Division provides services to clients in the home. The programs offer skilled nursing services, personal care services, occupational and physical therapies, wound care, ostomy care and aide services.
Ellen McCullough, MSW: Communications and Marketing Coordinator
The Communications/Marketing Division is responsible for social marketing of health information through data channels such as, but not limited to, Facebook, webpage content, RSS feeds, Twitter, videocasts, blogs and other social and professional medical media related products.