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McLean County Searches For New Nursing Home Administrator

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:23:17 CDT
By: Charlie Schlenker

A fast scramble to find a new administrator for the McLean County Nursing home has eased. County Facilities head Jack Moody has secured a temporary license from the state. Administrator Matt Riehle departed for another position with relatively short notice and the facility needs a licensed administrator to operate. County Board members have sent a temporary management contract proposal with a firm called MPA back to committee because Heritage Enterprises expressed interest. The proposal came about with short notice as well according to County Board Chair Matt Sorenson.

Heritage's proposal is less expensive than the one from MPA, though Heritage had the advantage of seeing the details before making its own offer. A few COunty Board members have expressed concern that there is a potential for conflict of interest since Heritage competes with the County facility. County officials say it is also not yet clear whether the two proposals are equivalent. MPA wants a fee of about fifteen thousand dollars a month. The County is also seeking a program review for the nursing home after several decades operating with home grown administrative talent.

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