IMPORTANT: All Services by appointment only.

Following the guidance of IDPH for limiting exposure, Greene County Health Department will temporarily be providing all services by appointment only. For WIC, Immunizations, Flu Shots, TB Skin Testing, Pregnancy Testing, and High Blood Pressure Testing, please call to make an appointment. You will be screened when you arrive for your scheduled visit. Adults: only the individual needing a service may enter. For children: A parent or guardian will be permitted to accompany the child.

History

GREENE COUNTY BOARD OF HEALTH and GREENE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HISTORY

The Greene County Board appointed the first Greene County Board of Health on June 27, 1966. The original Board was composed of Paul Dailey M.D., Carrollton; Ruth (Ginger) Edwards, Carrollton; Dean Langer DDS, White Hall; Margaret McGee, Roodhouse; Marlene Angle, Roodhouse; Gary Turpin M.D., Greenfield; Robert Elmore, Kane; and John Price, Supervisor, Greene County Board Representative, White Hall.

The Greene County Health Department office was opened February 17, 1969, with two employees: Barbara Cook, Acting Administrator, and Betty Hyde, Secretary. Board of Health members at this time were: Dr. Paul Dailey, President, Dr. Dean Langer, Dr. James Reid, Ruth Edwards, Robert Elmore, John Price, Supervisor, Don Sample, and Roy Shoemaker.

Initial Health Department services included Home Health Nursing and TB service, and Premature Infant Visits; Occupational Therapy Services were added that year. Elizabeth Field was employed in April 1969 as part-time R.N. During the first year, 564 visits were made (408 Medicare, 156 Pre-matures, P.A., and others). Arnold Hyde replaced John Price on the Board of Health as County Board Representative.

 

Fiscal Year 1969-70. Dr. Robert Piper of White Hall replaced Dr. James Reid on the Board of Health. Rubella immunization clinics and Home Health Aides were added services. 1,510 children, ages 1 to 3, were immunized against rubella. Total visits increased to 1,940, with 88 patients served. Staff: 2 full-time and 1 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1970-71. Visits increased to 2,802 serving 107 patients. Staff: 3 full-time and 3 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1971-72. After several changes, the Board of Health is composed of Roy Shoemaker, President, Dr. Jude Caselton, Dr. Ludwig Dech, Dr. Dean Langer, Freddie Bauer, Winifred Dougherty, Ruth Edwards, and Arnold Hyde. Several new services were added to the Health Department: Rheumatic Fever program, Certification for Overseas Travel, Venereal Disease Control, and Hepatitis follow-up. Visits increased to 2,922, serving 115 patients. Staff: 3 full-time and 3 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1972-73. No Board changes. During May 1973, Environmental Health services were provided in cooperation with Jersey, Calhoun, and Pike Counties. Visits took a leap to 5,400 serving 169 patients. Staff: 4 full-time and 7 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1973-74. No Board changes. Added services at this time were Vision and Hearing screening, Diabetic and Blood Pressure screening. Visits increased to 7,895 serving 223 patients. Staff: 5 full-time and 8 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1974-75. In December 1975, Dr. Jose Parcon and Dorothy Davidson joined the Board, replacing Ruth Edwards and Dr. Jude Caselton. Environmental Health Director, William Pugsley was replaced by John A. Pickering. 374 patients received 11,760 visits. There were 1,721 investigations and referrals. Staff: 12 full-time and 7 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1975-76. No Board or service changes.

 

Fiscal Year 1976-77. In January 1977, Carl McAdams replaced Arnold Hyde as County Board Representative on the Greene County Board of Health. This was also the year of the famous Swine Flu clinics – 3,823 people were inoculated. Visits totaled 11,514 serving 496 patients. There were 2,400 investigations and referrals. Staff: 14 full-time and 7 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1977-78. Roy Shoemaker resigned and Dr. Dean Langer became Board of Health President in October 1978. Barbara Cook retired and Mary Lou England became Administrator on April 10, 1978. John Pickering resigned and Keenan Molter became new Environmental Health Director. 523 patients were served through 9,219 visits. There were 1,176 blood pressure screenings and 82 B12 injections given. Staff: 11 full-time and 9 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1978-79. Several changes took place on the Board of Health this year resulting in Board personnel consisting of Dr. Dean Langer, President, Dr. Ludwig Dech, Dr. Jose Parcon, Rev. Floyd Blackard, Dorothy Davidson, Winifred Dougherty, John Rucker, and Carl McAdams, County Board Representative. Additional services added this year included the Ambulance Service, Lamaze and Prenatal Classes, and the WIC program. Keenan Molter resigned as Environmental Health Director and Steve Shireman took over the post. Visits to 803 patients totaled 8,848 and there were 1,514 blood pressure screenings. Staff: 13 full-time and 8 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1979-80. This past year Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies have been added. Other added services are the Community Care program, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Medicheck, Prenatal Grant, and Title XX. There were 10,918 visits serving 555 patients. Staff: 16 full-time and 10 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1980-81. A change in the Administration of the Greene County Health Department took place in 1981. In August 1981, Mary Lou England, R.N., B.S.N., Administrator resigned. She had been the Administrator since April 1978. Wes Trendle, Ambulance Coordinator, assumed the role of Acting Administrator until Kevin D. Hutchison arrived on February 1, 1982. In February 1981, Delbert Greenwood replaced Winifred Dougherty on the Board of Health, and in December, Mr. Robyn Strang replaced Carl McAdams as the County Board Representative. Services provided were Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing, Therapies, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Immunization Clinics, Health Screening, Dental Health, Prenatal Classes, Prenatal Care Program, Prepared Child Birth Classes, Maternal and Child Health, WIC, Parenting Classes, Environmental Health Services, and Ambulance Service. The Food Sanitation Ordinance for Greene County was passed in April 1981. There were 11,437 home visits for 373 patients. Staff: 16 full-time, 12 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1981-82. Kevin D. Hutchison, R.N., MS, assumed the role of Administrator on February 1, 1982. No changes in the Board of Health occurred until December 1982. Orville Painter was appointed as County Board Representative replacing Robyn Strang on the Board of Health. There were 4,932 nursing visits, 2,557 Home Health Aide visits, 3,254 Homemaker visits to 378 patients. Staff: 19 full-time and 8 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1982-83. Health Services expanded in 1983 with the additions of Morgan/Scott WIC program and the Infant Car Seat Loaner program.

The Board of Health changed in June 1983 including Keota Crane, David Custer, and Dr. R. Scott Beavers, DDS, replaced Dr. Dean Langer, DDS, Delbert Greenwood, and Rev. Floyd Blackard. Orville Painter, County Board Representative, resigned in March 1983 and was replaced by Wilma Chappee.

New members to the staff in 1983 were Virgene Wyatt, Administrative Assistant; Karen Giberson, Secretary; Linda Snyder, Secretary; and Brenda Smith, Secretary. Resignations of staff were Patricia Sumner, Secretary; and Janice Kaiser, Part-time Secretary.

There were 5,086 Nursing Visits, 2,890 Home Health Aide visits, and 3,101 Homemaker visits. Staff: 17 full-time and 12 part-time.

 

Fiscal Year 1983-84. Health Services expanded in 1983-84 to include the Community Care Program. Because of the increase of Homemaker Services in Community Care, additional staff was added. Five Home Health Aide/Homemakers and one R.N. were employed as follows:

Debby Geisler – 12/83
Mary Rawe – 12/83
Aeria Malin – 4/84
Carol Westnedge, R.N. – 6/84
Linda Greaves – 8/84
Judy Newton – 8/84

Work began on our new building at 310 Fifth Street, Carrollton. Occupancy is anticipated in January 1985.

Greene County Health Department received the award and honor of becoming a Certified Health Department in June 1984.

There were 5,274 Nursing Visits, 2,528 Home Health Aide Visits, and 5,757 Homemaker visits made during the year. Staff: 17 full-time and 13 part-time.

 

Year 1985.

 

Year 1986. Ron Adams, Public Health Administrator, was hired to replace Kevin Hutchison.

 

Year 1987. Michael Sullivan served as President of the Board of Health. Other members were Dr. R. Scott Beavers, Dr. Jude Caselton, Dr. Jose Parcon, Keota Crane, Roberta Blake, David Custer, and James “Deak” Guis. Vicky Pedigo was appointed to the Board of Health to fill the vacancy left by David Custer.

There were a total of 30 employees: 18 full-time and 12 part-time.

In September 1986, due to anticipated revenue loss, the Community Care Program was discontinued.
Effective December 31st, Rollin Adams, Administrator, submitted his resignation.

There were a total of 5,533 Home Visits made this year.

 

Year 1988. Michael Sullivan served as Board of Health President through May 1988. Roberta Blake accepted the position in June. Mrs. Blake continued as President until she resigned in November. Dr. R. Scott Beavers was then elected to serve as President. Other members include Dr. Jude A. Caselton, Marge Koehm R.N., Dr. Jose Parcon, Vicky Pedigo, Wilma Chappee, and Keota Crane. Sue Woods was appointed as Board of Health member in June to fill a remaining vacancy.

In January, Darlene M. Ridings was appointed to the position of Acting Administrator. She replaced Rollin Adams.

There were a total of 24 employees: 13 full-time and 8 part-time.

New staff included:

June Clark R.N. – 1/88 – Home Health
Patty Carter – 4/88 – Temporary Secretary/Clerk

There were a total of 4,336 Home visits made this year.

 

Year 1989. Dr. R. Scott Beavers continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include: Dr. Jose Parcon, Keota Crane, Dr. Jude Caselton, Wilma Chappee, Vicky Pedigo, Sue Woods, and Marge Koehm R.N.

In April, the Greene County Health Department along with Greene County Cooperative Extension held the First Annual Teen Leadership Conference. It consisted of a half-day of speakers and workshops for all three High Schools in Greene County. The objective for this program is to teach teens about decision-making on sexuality, drug and alcohol abuse, and AIDS.

New staff members include:

Connie Housemann – 4/89 – Secretary/Clerk
Carol Westnedge, R.N. – 4/89 – Home Health
Dotty Range – 5/89 – Home Health Aide
Sandy Guinn – 9/89 – Home Health Aide
Mary Knox, R.N. – 10/89 – Home Health
Cheryl Price – 10/89 – Receptionist/Clerk

This gave us a total of 23 employees: 16 full-time and 7 part-time.

There were a total of 4,772 Home Visits during the year.

 

Year 1990. Dr. R. Scott Beavers continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Jose Parcon, Keota Crane, Dr. Jude Caselton, Wilma Chappee, Marge Koehm R.N., and Vicky Pedigo. In May, Kathy Stankoven replaced Keota Crane, whose term expired. She also took over the office of Secretary. Mary Doyle also became a member in May.

New staff members include:

Karen Ridenour R.N. – 2/90 – Home Health
Mary Ellen Reynolds – 4/90 – Secretary/Clerk
Janet Dossett L.P.N. – 5/90 – Home Health
Kristina Webb L.P.N. – 5/90 – Public Health
Doris Isham L.P.N. – 10/90 – Home Health
Ruth Ann Flowers R.N. – 12/90 – Home Health

This gave us a total of 27 employees: 20 full-time and 7 part-time.

In January, the Tri-County AIDS Task Force was organized by the Calhoun, Greene, and Jersey County Health Departments in an effort to prevent the spread of AIDS and to educate the public.

There was a total of 7,930 Home Visits during the year.

 

Year 1991. Dr. R. Scott Beavers, DDS continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Jose Parcon, Vicky Pedigo, Dr. Jude Caselton, Marge Koehm R.N., Mary Doyle, Kathy Stankoven, and Wilma Chappee.

In January, Charles K. Barnett replaced Wilma Chappee as Greene County Board Representative. In June, Dr. Randall A. Voigts of Roodhouse replaced Dr. Jude Caselton, whose term expired. Kathy Stankoven resigned from the Board in July, and was replaced in December by Rev. David Lawson, Minister at the Mt. Gilead and Berdan Baptist Churches.

Staffing increased a great deal this year with the following:

Shannon Gill – 1/91 – Home Health Aide
Peggy Ford – 3/91 – Billing Clerk
Terri Schnelt – 4/91 – Administrative Secretary
Debbie Schutz R.N. – 5/91 – Home Health/Per Diem
Paula Bohannon R.N. – 7/91 – MCH
Debbie Cunningham R.N. – 7/91 – MCH
Beth Brannan R.N. – 8/91 – Home Health
Kelly Jackson R.N. – 8/91 – Home Health/Per Diem
Karen Ridenour R.N. – 8/91 – Home Health/Per Diem
Nina Martin R.N. – 9/91 – Home Health
Mary Grummel R.N. – 11/91 – Home Health/Per Diem
Debbie Roundcount – 12/91 – Billing Clerk

A total of 12,844 Home Visits were made during the year making an increase of 63% over 1990.

There are total of 40 employees: 24 full-time and 16 part-time employees.

The Tri-County AIDS Task Force, sponsored by the Calhoun, Greene and Jersey County Health Departments, offered a live musical comedy, “The Wizard of AIDS”, as produced by the AIDS Educational Theatre of Chicago. The Greene County Home Extension Program, coordinating with the Greene County Health Department through a Parents Too Soon Leadership Grant were instrumental in presenting “The Wizard of AIDS” to the students of the three High Schools in Greene County via the Teen Leadership Conference on February 6, 1991. “The Wizard of AIDS” was presented in Calhoun, Greene, and Jersey Counties.

The purpose of the performance was to provide education, dispel myths and heighten awareness that AIDS is a killer. Of the reported cases of AIDS among teenagers in Illinois, so far 62% of those infected have died.

 

Year 1992. Dr. R. Scott Beavers, DDS, continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Jose Parcon, Wilma Chappee, Marge Koehm R.N., Mary Doyle, Rev. David Lawson, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, and Charles K. Barnett, County Board Representative.

In December, John V. Todd replaced Charles K. Barnett as County Board Representative.

Staffing continued to increase this year by the following:

Angie Gillis – 1/92 – Home Health Aide
Monica Behnen R.N. – 2/92 – Home Health/Per Diem
Mary Kay Darr – 2/92 – Home Health Aide
Debby Morrow R.N. – 2/92 – Home Health
Nancy Portwood – 2/92 – Billing Clerk
Pam VanMeter R.N. – 4/92 – Home Health
Brenda Nash R.N. – 5/92 – Home Health
Judy Schnelt R. N. – 6/92 – Public Health
Cathy Brock – 8/92 – Home Health Aide
Glenda Howard R.N. – 8/92 – Public Health
Sandra Pembrook R.N. – 9/92 – Home Health/Per Diem
Joleen Shaw – 10/92 – Home Health Aide
Gena Treadway – 10/92 – Home Health Aide
Jamie Gerson – 12/92 – Billing Clerk II
Sherrie Hillman – 12/92 – Billing Clerk II

A total of 17,686 Home Visits were made during the year making an increase of 4,842 visits over 1991.

There are 51 employees: 27 full-time and 24 part-time employees.

Teen Health Education Classes are being taught at the sixth grade level and the ninth grade level in the Carrollton and North Greene School systems. The classes have been well received by both the school administration and the students. The series of five classes address the topics of decision- making, values, self-esteem, body-image, anatomy physiology of the reproductive system, birth control, and sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.

The fourth Countywide Teen Leadership Conference was held February 5, 1992 at North Greene, Carrollton, and Greenfield High Schools with approximately 768 students participating.

The theme of this year’s Conference was “Teens Visualize Tomorrow’s Future.” The purpose of the Countywide Conference was to help teens gain a better understanding of decision-making skills, dealing with drugs, alcohol abuse, and sexuality.

Hospice visits through our contractual agreement with Blessing Hospice provided Home Health Aide services to patients. Hospice care provides compassionate, specialized care to terminally ill people and their loved ones. The Hospice Team is comprised of physicians, nurses, social workers, spiritual counselors, Home Health Aides, and volunteers working together to provide individualized, compassionate care. The Hospice professional nurse coordinates patient care with agency staff and provides access for 24-hour availability to the Hospice team.

Year 1993. R. Scott Beavers, DDS continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Jose Parcon – Vice President, Marge Koehm R.N. – Secretary, Wilma Chappee, Mary Doyle, Rev. David Lawson, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, John V. Todd, County Board Representative, Joe Nord, County Board Representative Alternate.

Staff continued to increase this year by the following:

Shannon Roesch, R.N., B.S.N. – 2/93 – Home Health
Pam Newton – 4/93 – Home Health Aide
Glenda Howard, R.N., B.S.N. – 6/93 – Public Health
Brenda Duarte – 8/93 – Home Health
Millie Ridder, R.N. – 9/93 – Home Health
Donna Reif – 9/93 – Secretary/Receptionist

A total of 12,047 Home visits were made during the year.

The Lead Screening Program began in order to help residents be in compliance with state law. Upon entering pre-school or kindergarten a blood level test must have been performed on each child.

As a requirement for certification of a local health department, Greene County performed the IPLAN (Illinois Project for Local Assessment of Need). Key staff members completed an internal assessment of the Greene County Health Department for the IPLAN project. A local Community Needs Assessment was initiated after its completion.

The Community Committee was composed of the following persons:

Debbie Campbell – Director of Nursing Boyd Memorial Hospital
Angela A. Ford – Greene Co. Cooperative Extension
Frank Hopkins – Concerned Citizens for Better Health, Roodhouse
4. Bob Morrow – Project Life Area Agency on Aging Inc., Greenfield
5. Barbara Reeves – Supervisor, Illinois Dept. of Public Aid
6. Carol Shaffner – Director, Tri-County Counseling
7. Rev. Bill Smith – Hillview Baptist Church, Hillview
8. Doug Wagner – Concerned Citizen, Rockbridge
9. Marlene Waters – Training Coordinator, Private Industry Council

The health priorities identified are:

1. Cardiovascular Disease
2. Cancer
3. Maternal and Child Health – Morbidity and Mortality

 

Flood ’93. Greene County Health Department staff became involved in the community efforts by providing 1,363 free tetanus/diphtheria immunizations at various sites as well as health information and education on prevention of illnesses during the flood.

Environmental Health staff inspected temporary kitchens to ensure food safety and proper consideration of public health concerns as well as ensuring vector control measures were performed.

 

Year 1994 – 25th Anniversary. R. Scott Beavers, DDS, continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Jose Parcon, Wilma Chappee, Marge Koehm, R.N., Mary Doyle, Rev. David Lawson, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, and Joe Nord, County Board Representative.

In April, Helen Southerland, R.N., B.S.N., replaced Wilma Chappee, and Joe Nord replaced John V. Todd, as the County Board Representative. Mary Doyle declined another term and was replaced by Barbara Alred in August.

The Greene County Health Department celebrated its 25th Anniversary with several events during the year. In July, a float with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs theme was entered into the annual 4th of July White Hall Parade and was awarded a third place of $75.00.

In September, an Open House was held to christen the new 1200 square foot addition to the Health Department to house specifically the Home Health program.

In the evening, a dinner was held at the new Knights of Columbus Hall building in Carrollton. The former administrators present were:

Barbara Cook and husband, Warren – 1969-1978
Mary Lou England and husband, John – 1978-1982
Kevin Hutchison and wife, Pam – 1982-1986
Ron Adams (not present) – 1986-1987

Also present were:

John Pitzer and wife – Region IV Health Officer
Jeff Gilbert and wife, Lois – Greene County Board Chairman

Staffing continued to increase this year by the following:

Suzie Baumgartner – 1/94 – Home Health Aide
Pennie Walters – 1/94 – Home Health Aide
Marion Hopper R.N. – 2/94 – Home Health
Allison Lacey – 4/94 – Home Health Aide
Janet Roberts R.N. – 4/94 – Home Health
Bonnie Baumgartner – 5/94 – Home Health Aide
Jennifer Hall – 7/94 – Home Health Aide
Rebecca Darr – 7/94 – Home Health Aide
Katrina Baker – 8/94 – Home Health Aide
Beverley Rawe B.S. – 9/94 – Secretary/Receptionist
Melissa Wade – 9/94 – Billing Clerk
Dorothy Shaw R.N. – 10/94 – Home Health/Per Diem
Tina Isringhausen – 10/94 – Medical Records Clerk

A total of 13,827 Home Visits were made during the year.

There were 62 employees: 37 full-time and 25 part-time employees.

 

Year 1995. R. Scott Beavers, DDS, continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Jose Parcon, Wilma Chappee, Helen Southerland R.N., B.S.N., Barbara Alred, Rev. David Lawson, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Joe Nord, County Board Representative, and Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative Alternate.

Staffing continued to increase this year by the following:

Phyllis Booth – 12/94 – Home Health Aide
Natalie Jones – 1/95 – Home Health Aide
Julie Gross R.N. – 1/95 – Home Health
Mary Helm – 6/95 – Home Health Aide
Violet Sullivan – 7/95 – Home Health Aide
Laura Garrison – 7/95 – Home Health Aide
Debbie Carter – 9/95 – Home Health Aide
Debbie Richards – 9/95 – Home Health Aide

A total of 15,366 Home visits were made during the year.

There are 63 employees: 34 full-time and 29 part-time employees.

World AIDS Day was celebrated December 1st, in the Tri-County Area with a Memorial Service held at the Methodist Church in Jerseyville.

Hospice visits through our contractual agreement with the Blessing Hospice, Quincy, Illinois provided Home Health Aide service to terminally ill people in Greene County.

 

Year 1996. R. Scott Beavers continues to serve as Board of Health President. Other members are Dr. Jose Parcon – Vice President, Rev. David Lawson – Secretary, Barbara Alred, Wilma Chappee, Helen Southerland, R.N., B.S.N., Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Joe Nord, County Board Representative, and Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative Alternate.

New staff included:

Suzanne Roundcount – 7/96 – Part-time
– 9/96 – Full-time Personnel Clerk
Ginger Reno – 7/96 – Part-time
9/96 – Full-time Billing Clerk

There are 54 employees: 33 full-time and 21 part-time employees.

A total of 24,446 Home Visits were made during the year.

 

Year 1997. R. Scott Beavers continued to serve as Greene County Board of Health President. Other members include: Dr. Jose Parcon – Vice President, Rev. David Lawson – Secretary, Wilma Chappee, Barbara Foiles, R.N., B.S., M.S., Rebecca Buttitta, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Joe Nord, County Board Representative, and Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative Alternate.

No new staff was added.

Resignations this year included:

Christy Baumgartner – 1/97 – Administrative Support
Shannon Roesch R.N. – 1/97 – Home Health
Debbie Roundcount – 1/97 – Administrative Support
Phyllis Booth – 2/97 – Home Health Aide
Joleen Shaw – 2/97 – Home Health Aide
Anna Bangert R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Monica Behnen R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Sandra Pembrook R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Karen Ridenour R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Janet Roberts R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Debbie Schutz R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Dorothy Shaw R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Beth Tepen R.N. – 3/97 – Home Health
Suzanne Baumgartner – 5/97 – Home Health Aide
Teresa Ringhausen – 5/97 – Administrative Support
Tossie Scharfenberg R.N., M.S. – 5/97 – Home Health
Millie Ridder R.N. – 6/97 – Home Health
Rachel Gansz – 7/97 – Home Health Aide
Debbie Richards – 7/97 – Home Health Aide
Mary Grummel R.N. – 7/97 – Home Health
Pamela VanMeter R.N. – 8/97 – Home Health
Debbie Cunningham R.N. – 9/97 – Public Health
Virgene Wyatt – 10/97 – Administrative Support
Nina Martin R.N. – 12/97 – Home Health

A total of 15,364 Home Visits were made.

There were 38 employees: 24 full-time and 14 part-time employees.

On November 4, 1997, the people of Greene County elected by vote the passing of the Greene County Health Department Tax Referendum.

 

Year 1998. Wilma Chappee is the Greene County Board of Health President. Other members included Dr. Randall A. Voigts – Vice President, Rev. David Lawson – Secretary, Dr. Jose Parcon, Barbara Foiles RN BS MS, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Joe Nord, County Board Representative, and Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative Alternate.

In January 1998, Mark D. Dugger BS, took over the Public Health Administrator position at the Greene County Health Department when Darlene Ridings retired.

In September 1998, Dr. Jose Parcon resigned from the Greene County Board of Health after serving for 24 years. Dr. F. Warren Feist was appointed to replace Dr. Parcon on the Board of Health.

Current members of the Greene County Board of Health include Wilma Chappee – President, Dr. Randall A. Voigts – Vice President, Rev. David Lawson – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Dr. Daniel Woodlock DDS, Dr. F. Warren Feist, Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative, and Jeremy Tad Hawk, County Board Representative Alternate.

Year 1999. Wilma Chappee is the Greene County Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. Randall A. Voigts – Vice President, Rev. David Lawson – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Dr. Daniel Woodlock DDS, Dr. F. Warren Feist, Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative, and Jeremy Tad Hawk, County Board Representative Alternate.

During the summer, Valerie Davis of Roodhouse worked as an Intern as she worked toward her Masters degree at the University of Illinois, Springfield. She works at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency in Springfield.

In August, the Board of Health recommended Valerie Davis of Roodhouse to fill the Board of Health vacancy, and Wilma Chappee for reappointment. The Greene County Board made the requested appointments.

As of December 1st, Mark D. Dugger, BS resigned to become the Administrator at the Montgomery County Health Department. Ruth Ann Flowers, RN was named Interim Public Health Administrator. Mark Dugger was named Administrative Advisor.

 

Year 2000. Rev. David Lawson is the Greene County Board of Health President. Other members are Rebecca Quigley Buttitta – Vice President, Dr. Daniel Woodlock DDS – Secretary, Wilma Chappee, Dr. F. Warren Feist, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Rev. Rex Beard, Jeff Gilbert, County Board Representative, and Jeremy Tad Hawk, County Board Representative Alternate.

Public Health Administrator applicants had their applications reviewed by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and several were asked for more information. In April, Ruth Ann Flowers, RN was named Public Health Administrator pending completion of her bachelor’s degree. Her official title was Site Public Health Administrator.

In April, Rev. David Lawson resigned from the Board of Health due to relocation. The Board of Health appointed Rev. Rex Beard to replace Rev. David Lawson on the Board. The appointment went to the Greene County Board. The Greene County Board appointed Deborah Campbell, Boyd Memorial Hospital Administrator, to fill the position until July. In July, Rev. Rex Beard was appointed to the Board of Health. Rebecca Quigley Buttitta was voted to replace Rev. David Lawson as Board of Health President, and Valerie Davis was voted Vice President.

 

Year 2001. Rebecca Quigley Buttitta is the Greene County Board of Health President. Other members are Valerie Davis – Vice President, Dr. Daniel Woodlock DDS – Secretary, Wilma Chappee, Dr. F. Warren Feist, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Rev. Rex Beard, Jeremy Tad Hawk, County Board Representative, Joe Nord, County Board Representative Alternate, and Mark Shade, County Board Representative Alternate.

Dr. Daniel Woodlock’s term of office expired on July 1st. The Board of Health recommended him for another term. However, the Greene County Board appointed Dr. Stuart Lesemann, DMD to fill the vacancy.

There were 5,217 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,495 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,332 Therapy visits (1209 Physical Therapy, 18 Speech Therapy, 105 Occupational Therapy, and no Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 29 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees.

 

Year 2002. On January 15, 2002, Ruth Ann Flowers, RN, BS was officially appointed Public Health Administrator. She received her bachelor’s degree in December 2001.

Valerie Davis is the Greene County Board of Health President. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann – Secretary, Rev. Rex Beard, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Wilma Chappee, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Jeremy Tad Hawk – County Board Representative, Joe Nord – County Board Alternate, and Mark Shade – County Board Alternate. Upon Tad Hawk’s resignation in May, Ken Shafer was appointed to the County Board and was designated County Board Representative.

Home Health saw a total of 280 unduplicated patients. There were 5,391 Skilled Home Health visits, 5,751 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,383 Therapy visits (1,061 Physical Therapy visits, 20 Speech Therapy visits, 301 Occupational Therapy visits, and 1 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 30 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees.

 

Year 2003. Valerie Davis was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann, DMD – Secretary, Rev. Rex Beard, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Lois Allen – County Board Representative, and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate. Dr. Daniel Woodlock, DDS was appointed to fill Wilma Chappee’s vacancy.

Home Health saw a total of 233 unduplicated patients. There were 5,028 Skilled Home Health visits, 6,423 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 2,792 Therapy visits (2,349 Physical Therapy visits, 63 Speech Therapy visits, 379 Occupational Therapy visits, and 1 Medical Social Worker visit).

There were 31 full-time employees and 8 part-time employees.

 

Year 2004. Valerie Davis was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Dr. Daniel Woodlock DDS, Lois Allen – County Board Representative, and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

As of March 15, 2004, the Greene County Health Department entered into a contract with Boyd Healthcare Services for Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Medical Social Worker. In return, they agreed to cease operation of Boyd Hospital Home Health in Carrollton.

Home Health saw a total of 269 unduplicated patients. There were 4,588 Skilled Home Health visits, 6,443 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 2,384 Therapy visits (1,801 Physical Therapy visits, 87 Speech Therapy visits, 492 Occupational Therapy visits, and 4 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 31 full-time employees and 9 part-time employees.

 

Year 2005. Valerie Davis was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. Daniel Woodlock DDS, Lois Allen – County Board Representative, and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate. Lois Allen resigned from the Health Board in the spring 0f 2005, and Maxine Longmeyer was appointed County Board Representative to replace her.

Home Health saw a total of 271 unduplicated patients. There were 4,121 Skilled Home Health visits, 5,888 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,531 Therapy visits (1,202 Physical Therapy visits, 67 Speech Therapy visits, 262 Occupational Therapy visits, and 0 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 32 full-time employees and 6 part-time employees.
Year 2006. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Rev. George Rosales, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Maxine Longmeyer – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate. Valerie Davis resigned from the Board of Health on February 8, 2006.

Home Health saw a total of 268 unduplicated patients. There were 3,813 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,382 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,417 Therapy visits (1,272 Physical Therapy visits, 60 Speech Therapy visits, 84 Occupational Therapy visits, and 1 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 27 full-time employees and 6 part-time employees.

Year 2007. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Rev. George Rosales, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Maxine Longmeyer – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 287 unduplicated patients. There were 4,404 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,623 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,233 Therapy visits (1,016 Physical Therapy visits, 79 Speech Therapy visits, 138 Occupational Therapy visits, and 0 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 27 full-time employees and 6 part-time employees.

 

Year 2008. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Rev. George Rosales, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Maxine Longmeyer – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 280 unduplicated patients. There were 4,224 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,594 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,086 Therapy visits (854 Physical Therapy visits, 120 Speech Therapy visits, 112 Occupational Therapy visits, and 0 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 27 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees.

 

Year 2009. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Rev. George Rosales, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Maxine Longmeyer – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 283 unduplicated patients. There were 3,932 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,132 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,010 Therapy visits (746 Physical Therapy visits, 58 Speech Therapy visits, 206 Occupational Therapy visits, and 0 Medical Social Worker visits).

There were 25 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees.

 

Year 2010. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Maxine Longmeyer – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 277 unduplicated patients. There were 4,357 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,244 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,296 Therapy visits (969 Physical Therapy visits, 52 Speech Therapy visits, and 275 Occupational Therapy visits).

There were 25 full-time employees and 5 part-time employees.

 

Year 2011. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Michael Kiger – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 278 unduplicated patients. There were 3,817 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,427 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 958 Therapy visits (713 Physical Therapy visits, 49 Speech Therapy visits, and 196 Occupational Therapy visits).

There were 23 full-time employees and 6 part-time employees.

 

Year 2012. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Michael Kiger – County Board Representative and Don Roberts – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 263 unduplicated patients. There were 3,436 Skilled Home Health visits, 4,013 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,117 Therapy visits (816 Physical Therapy visits, 101 Speech Therapy visits, and 200 Occupational Therapy visits).

There were 21 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees.

 

Year 2013. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. August Adams – Vice President, Dr. Stuart Lesemann DMD – Secretary, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta, Gloria Helderman, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Michael Kiger – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate. After serving on the Board of Health for many years, we were saddened by the death of Dr. Stuart Lesemann.

Home Health saw a total of 236 unduplicated patients. There were 3,076 Skilled Home Health visits, 3,460 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,083 Therapy visits (856 Physical Therapy visits, 42 Speech Therapy visits, and 185 Occupational Therapy visits).

Sue Thornton, Supervisor of Health Promotions retired as of December 31, 2013 after 37 years of service. There were 23 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees.

 

Year 2014. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Gloria Helderman – Vice President, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Dr. James Uhles, Michael Kiger – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate.

Home Health saw a total of 264 unduplicated patients. There were 3,160 Skilled Home Health visits, 3,489 Home Health Aide visits, and a total of 1,127 Therapy visits (868 Physical Therapy visits, 61 Speech Therapy visits, and 198 Occupational Therapy visits).

There were 21 full-time employees and 5 part-time employees.

 

Year 2015. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Gloria Helderman – Vice President, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Dr. James Uhles, Michael Kiger – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate. After serving on the Board of Health for several years, we were saddened by the death of Michael Kiger, County Board Representative, Joyce Clark was named his replacement.

Janet Dossett retired as of June 15, 2015. As of November 16, 2015, Beverley Rawe, Janice Kaiser, Pamela Newton, and Mary Helm went from full-time to part-time – 3 days a week, and Donna Howard went from 2 days a week to 1 day a week.

There were 16 full-time employees and 5 part-time employees.

 

Year 2016. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Gloria Helderman – Vice President, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Dr. Randall A. Voigts, Dr. James Uhles, Joyce Clark – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate.

Pamela Newton, Mary Ross, and Donna Howard resigned. Beverley Rawe retired but kept working part-time, and Glenda Howard RN retired. Traci Whitlock RN moved from Home Health to the Public Health Communicable Disease Nurse.

There were 16 full-time employees and 3 part-time employees.

 

Year 2017. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. Randall Voigts – Vice President, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Dr. James Uhles, Melissa Wade, Joyce Clark – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate.

Ashley Nolan RN resigned and Victoria Eckert RN was hired in Home Health.

There were 15 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees.

 

Year 2018. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. Randall Voigts – Vice President, Rebecca Quigley Buttitta – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Dr. James Uhles, Melissa Wade, Joyce Clark – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate.

Linda Snyder and Mary Helm retired. Jamie Wagner became the Administrative Support Supervisor. Terri Ringhausen moved to the Clerical section, and Abby Beck was hired as the WIC Clerk.

Year 2019. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. Randall Voigts – Vice President, Melissa (Lisa) Wade – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Mary Grummel, Dr. James Uhles, Joyce Clark – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate.

Abby Beck, Christie Cox RN and Linda Snyder/Part-time resigned. Jill Martin RN and Cathy Enochs RN/Part time were hired in Home Health.

There were 14 full-time employees and 7 part-time employees.

 

Year 2020. Dr. Daniel Woodlock was re-elected President of the Greene County Board of Health. Other members include Dr. Randall Voigts – Vice President, Melissa (Lisa) Wade – Secretary, Virginia “Tunie” Brannan, Mary Grummel, Dr. James Uhles, Joyce Clark – County Board Representative and Dr. Michael McNear – County Board Alternate.

Ruth Ann Flowers, R.N., B.S., Public Health Administrator retired as of January 3, 2020. As of February 3rd, Molly Peters, B.S., L.E.H.P. began her duties as the new Public Health Administrator.

Dawn Ballard RN and Doris Isham LPN retired.

Our History & Mission

Mission

The purpose of the Greene County Health Department is to provide the citizens of the County with a healthful environment conducive to physical, mental and emotional health and well being, and the information and the health promotion necessary so that citizens are motivated to insure their own and their families’ health. The Department shall carry out its mission through the:

  1. Provision of Home Health Care Services
  2. Provision of Personal health Services
  3. Promotions of Positive Attitudes About Health and Health Care Services
  4. Development, Promotion and Implementation of Effective Environmental
  5. Health Programs
  6. Improvement of Chronic Disease and Disabilities Including Mental Illness, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse
  7. Coordination and Planning with Other Governmental and Private Entities for a Comprehensive System of Community Health Services