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Good Samaritan Collaboration with Knox County Health Department

Good Samaritan Collaboration with Knox County Health Department

Good Samaritan will be collaborating with the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) to offer health screenings and immunizations to the community. This collaboration will begin July 1 when Good Samaritan’s Community Health Services Department will be set to close.

As part of the Governor’s Public Health Commission, KCHD has access to increased funding through the State to grow services that were historically provided by Good Samaritan Community Health. The State is committing $300 million over the next two years to county health departments across the 92 counties of Indiana.

“It was after thoughtful review and deliberation that we decided to close Community Health and move forward collaborating with the health department,” stated Adam Thacker, Good Samaritan’s Chief Operating Officer. “KCHD will be evaluating services moving forward to improve the health of Knox County. This is a strategic collaboration that makes sense to further the health of our community.”

Good Samaritan will continue to work closely with the Knox County Health Department to ensure that the community has access to valuable services such as health screenings, health literacy and education along with immunizations that have been provided for years under Good Samaritan Community Health Services. Welch Diabetes Education, which shared a location with Community Health, will continue to operate under Good Samaritan.

“This is an excellent partnership between Good Samaritan and The Knox County Health Department,” stated Alan Stewart MD, Health Officer for Knox County Health Department. “We are eager to assume the duties of Community Health Services.” The KCHD will continue to provide immunizations for influenza and hepatitis B along with Tuberculin skin testing and CPR training.