The Morgan County Health Center board of directors Wednesday, Sept. 6 approved a long-delayed 2015 audit from Lammers & Associates.  The Morgan County Health Center board of directors Wednesday, Sept. 6 approved a long-delayed 2015 audit from Lammers & Associates.  The audit for 2015 contained several significant deficiencies, most of which have already been corrected. These corrections will be reflected in the 2016 audit, which is slated to be completed by the end this month. Deficiencies listed for 2015 included needing better monitoring of financial operations and processes; more defined segregation of duties; additional board oversight; internal financial statement preparation; required budgetary elements; conflict of interest/bidding policyTrunk or Treat Health center employees are organizing the 9th annual Trunk-or-Treat event, scheduled Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Morgan County livestock barn on the fairgrounds in Versailles.  Vendors are needed to decorate booth spaces and hand out treats.  Booths are free to any organization, church, or business wanting to participate.  Vendor applications are available from the health center, 104 W. Lafayette St. in Versailles.  To reserve a booth, call Stefanie Pryor 573-378-5438 or email The event theme this year is “Superheroes.” The event is geared toward children 12 years old and younger and provides a safe place for children to enjoy Halloween.Car seat checks The health center is hosting a free car seat check 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in the facility’s conference room, 104 W. Lafayette in Versailles. Staff will check car seats for safety and proper installation. The number of car seats available for distribution under an expired grant has dwindled to approximately 10 seats. Other options, including applying for a new grant, are being considered to obtain more car seats. The event will also feature snacks, games, and a drawing to win prizes. Report of services In the July report of services, 17 inspections were made, nine sewage permits were issued; 14 water samples were taken; and five food permits issued. The clinic dealt with nine recalls.   Women’s health had two clinics with 16 clients. They dispensed birth control pills to 18 women (47 packs), gave 11 depo shots, and performed three sexually transmitted disease tests. One hepatitis C test was conducted and 16 physicals were administered.   WIC saw 514 clients. Special health care had a case load of 53 with nine new referrals and six home visits. One car seat was distributed. There were two CPR classes conducted with six clients. One water safety class with 12 participants was conducted at Loving Hands preschool. Seven water aerobics classes had 23 participants. Immunizations saw 141 clients with 352 shots administered. This is up approximately 100 compared to July 2016. Communicable diseases saw 55 people: three animal bites, four chlamydia, two gonorrhea, one trichomoniasis, three campylobacter, one giardia, one salmonella, one tuberculosis, one tuleremia, five  hepatitis C, one purtussis, one lyme disease, 31 Rocky Mountain spotted fever, four ehrilichiosis, one yersinia, two anaplasma phagocytophilium, and one false positive hepatitis A.  Total walk-ins in July were 146: three for blood pressure, 13 for PPD, two pregnancy tests, 11 injections, 43 lab draws, one hemoglobin, eight toenail clippings, and 48 nurse visits. In outreach, Kyle Meyer provided nutrition education July 12 (37 participants), July 18 (32 participants), July 20 (29 participants), and July 24 (53 participants)  at Food for Morgan County in Versailles. Ashley Judd performed nine blood pressure/glucose checks at Westlake Aquatic Center in Laurie and 14 at the Ivy Bend Food Pantry. Dina Dunklee helped Parents As Teachers conduct a “Make and Take” event with two families.Health Center Briefs – A floor plan of a proposed new health center facility was reviewed. The cost per square foot was not know at the time. The plans were drafted by Merle Classen of Exact Dimensions. – An agreement with Stericycle for disposal of medical waste was approved at $165 per month on a 24-month contract. – The center’s early opening on Aug. 21, the first day of school, was helpful to several families in getting proper immunizations for school. – A request by a Cole Camp cider-making enterprise to squeeze fresh, unpasteurized apple cider during the apple festival in Versailles was discussed. – The center’s statement net position, as of Aug. 31, reported a bank balance of $256,498.30. – The next meeting of the health center board is scheduled 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 at the Morgan County Health Center in Versailles.

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