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March 14th, 2009
Schedule for county health care meetings announced

STAFF REPORT

The Hays County Commissioners Court, along with the Seton Family of Hospitals, Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC), CommuniCare Health Centers and the Hays County Health Coalition, will hold a series of public meetings to gauge citizen opinion on what primary care services are needed in the county. One meeting will be held in each of the county’s four precincts.

Hays County Judge Liz Sumter (D-Wimberley) and Priscilla Hargraves, Director of the Hays County Personal Health Department, will participate in all the meetings. Commissioners Debbie Ingalsbe (D-San Marcos), Jeff Barton (D-Kyle), Will Conley (R-San Marcos) and Karen ford (D-Dripping Springs) will also attend the meetings in their respective precincts. Additionally, numerous mayors and health care professional have committed to attend.

Said Hargraves, “This is the first time we’ve used this type of venue to get a 360-degree-view of health care opinions and hold open discussions among all the stakeholders – health care providers, elected officials and concerned citizens.”

Seton and Hays County are also working on a health assessment survey to better define the county’s future health care needs.

“Improving the health of this community is a priority for many of us because we want to ensure primary care services to all,” said Herb Dyer, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Seton Medical Center Hays.

The series of meetings:

  • March 16, Buda City Hall, 6 p.m.
  • March 18, Dripping Springs City Hall, 7 p.m.
  • March 24, San Marcos Activities Center, 7 p.m.
  • March 25, Wimberley City Hall, 7 p.m.
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