John Nowak named CHIP executive director

After the sudden departure of Senovia Ewers from both the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) and from any work with the hospital or the Health Department, John Nowak has been named the new director.  He will be partnering with an unnamed member of the Health Department to complete the work started by Ms. Ewers. There was no mention in the announcement of what led up to Ms. Ewers leaving. This reporter had talked to her the day she resigned, and at that conversation things seemed to be going well, and she was looking forward to work. She had expressed appreciation for the article that I wrote for The Leader.

It’s unfortunate that the ongoing issue  of staff retention at Jefferson Healthcare seems to be continuing. It was expressed by Mike Glenn at a meeting some time back that it was his number one priority. I’ve not seen any new stats lately to show that he has been successful in stemming the tide. It doesn’t seem to phase the ever positive Hospital Commissioners. They continue to vote Mike pay increases and rarely raise an issue of concern about his performance.

We wish Jon and his unnamed team member good luck on finishing the update to the CHIP.

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