(Supervisors make final appointments to the Local Health Authority Commission)…The Local Health Authority ordinance was adopted in June.
Robin Hodgkin, Director of the local Public Health Department, says Tuesday’s action was the culmination of an extraordinary collaboration between the Board of Supervisors, County Staff and the healthcare community in Imperial County. Tuesday the Board named the last members of the 13-member commission. They named District one Supervisor John Renison to serve as the Supervisor’s representative. Lorenzo Tumbaga was named as the Medi-Cal Beneficiary. Lee Hindman was named the representative from the General Public. Doctor’s Singh and Palakodeti were named at the physicians representing providers of Medi-Cal services and the practice of medicine. The non-physician provider is nurse and educator Helena Hoyt. The County Executive Officer’s representative was named the initial Chairman to the Commission.