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December 14, 2011
NRCHS agency nearing split
WORTHINGTON -- After 34 years, the Nobles-Rock Community Health Services board met for the final time Wednesday afternoon in Worthington, shoring up some final details as the two counties move toward their Dec.
December 14, 2011 - 8:33pm
December 9, 2011
Worthington HRA establishes smoke-free date
WORTHINGTON -- In recent months, Nobles-Rock Community Health Services health educator Paula Bloemendaal has worked closely with Worthington Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) staff to develop a smoke-free policy for all HRA properties in Worthington. Already, Bloemendaal...
December 9, 2011 - 9:26pm
NRCHS dissolution process inches forward
WORTHINGTON -- With just one more scheduled meeting of the Nobles-Rock Community Health Services board before the end of the year, many loose...
November 9, 2011 - 8:26pm
September 14, 2011
Frustrations mount in NRCHS agency
LUVERNE -- As Nobles-Rock Community Health Services (NRCHS) continues to move closer to an agency split at the end of this year, the tension among employees continues to increase as few answers are offered about the future of the agency in Nobles County. During a meeting of the public...
September 14, 2011 - 9:26pm
June 28, 2011
NRCHS addresses possible state shutdown
WORTHINGTON -- As state leaders continue their closed-door budget discussions, Nobles-Rock Community Health Services board members met Tuesday afternoon to discuss contingency plans in the event of a statewide government shutdown on July 1. NRCHS board chairwoman Karen Pfeifer said...
June 28, 2011 - 9:14pm
May 19, 2011
Editorial: Split gets messier yet
The dissolution of the Nobles-Rock Community Health Services agency wasn't going to be simple to begin with. As it turns out, it's getting increasingly...
May 19, 2011 - 12:00am
April 13, 2011
NRCHS faces more obstacles
WORTHINGTON -- The absence of a registered sanitarian for Nobles-Rock Community Health Services led to considerable discussion at the agency's board meeting on Wednesday. Board members learned the agency failed to comply with a mandatory 10-day notification to the Minnesota Department...
April 13, 2011 - 8:16pm
March 7, 2011
NRCHS sees another resignation
WORTHINGTON -- When Nobles-Rock Community Health Services meets on Wednesday, it will formally accept the resignation of sanitarian Jason Kloss. It is the second such resignation in the agency in the last three months, and comes amid continued talks of Nobles County embarking on...
March 7, 2011 - 7:59pm
January 11, 2011
NRCHS has free radon kits available
WORTHINGTON -- In conjunction with Radon Action Month, Nobles-Rock Community Health Services is offering free radon testing kits to homeowners while supplies last. The kits may be picked up at the NRCHS office, located on the third floor of the Nobles County Government Center in downtown...
January 11, 2011 - 10:27pm
December 15, 2010
Nobles County gets tangled in termination of contracts
WORTHINGTON -- In his final meeting as Nobles-Rock Community Health Services administrator, Brad Meyer provided several letters of termination during the NRCHS board meeting Wednesday afternoon in Worthington. Among them was a contract between NRCHS and Sanford Health Visiting Nurses...
December 15, 2010 - 9:29pm
November 22, 2010
NRCHS director resigning
WORTHINGTON -- Four months after Nobles County commissioners began eyeing a potential public health department merger -- a move that would result in the elimination of the agency's director -- Brad Meyer has submitted his resignation. Meyer, who was hired by Sanford Visiting Nurses...
November 22, 2010 - 9:06pm
September 8, 2010
Commissioners share public health outlooks
LUVERNE -- One day after Nobles County Commissioners agreed to release Rock County from a joint powers agreement for shared public health services, commissioners from both counties had an open dialogue about the changes coming forth for Nobles-Rock Community Health Services.
September 8, 2010 - 10:45pm
July 16, 2010
Editorial: Look carefully at health merger
Officials from six southwestern Minnesota counties face an important decision that must made over the next two months. The future of regional health services could well depend on it. County commissioners will ultimately choose whether or not to merge Nobles-Rock Community Health...
July 16, 2010 - 12:00am
May 12, 2010
NRCHS to host public hearing on tobacco ordinance
LUVERNE -- Nobles-Rock Community Health Services (NRCHS) will host a public hearing next month on proposed changes to its tobacco ordinance. The ordinance has not been updated since it was written in 1999. Health educator Paula Anderson told NRCHS board members Wednesday afternoon...
May 12, 2010 - 9:26pm
May 7, 2010
Brief: NRCHS offers 'Quit 4 Mom' contest
LUVERNE -- The Nobles-Rock Community Health Improvement is sponsoring a "Quit 4 Mom" contest that is encouraging individuals to quit smoking in conjunction with this Mother's Day. People interested should visit www.nobles-rockCHIP.org by Monday for complete contest rules, to enter...
May 7, 2010 - 10:53pm