The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

Local Business

November 4, 2013

State seeks removal of health center CEO

(Continued)

In a release, the agency said it would not renew a $224,800 annual grant agreement due to the recent events. A new grant agreement could be possible if MCCHC implements a remediation plan for vaccine administration and works with a consultant on licensure, credentialing and practice oversight.

The state health department will not, Black also wrote in his letter, enter into a new grant agreement with the health center until Malone is removed. An interim or replacement CEO must be approved by the state department of health.

On Monday, Malone said the board of directors is working to address the items in the letter, and indicated the contents of the letter wouldn’t impact the federal grant money the center receives. According to Malone, the state grant that the letter references totals about $239,000.

He also said, “I have no plans to go anyplace.”

Rosetta Minnefield, who chairs the health center board, said the board is to discuss the health department’s letter.

According to federal tax returns for the year 2010 — the most recent available — for the not-for-profit health center, Malone earned a $223,606 in compensation including a base salary of $175,956 along with a $250 bonus compensation and an additional $47,000 in compensation from a grant from the Office of Family Assistance.

Minnefield was among four on the board who received the letter from Black. The other three were Robert Anders, vice president of the board; Lori Alexander, treasurer of the board, and Scott Underwood, who is secretary of the board and editor of The Herald Bulletin.

Among other stipulations sought by the department of health:

◆ The removal of Ariel Su-Perkins as director of internal operations.

◆ The health center can offer no pain management program medications although pain management services can still be offered.

◆ A remediation plan to participate in the Indiana Immunization Division’s Vaccine for Children Program along with payment for misused vaccine.

Text Only
Local Business
  • Senior housing project advances If all the pieces fall into place within the next two weeks, construction on a new senior housing development could begin this fall.

    July 30, 2014

  • Roundabout bids higher than expected Bids for a planned facelift of the gateway into Anderson from Interstate 69 at Scatterfield Road came in considerably higher than the engineer’s estimate for the project.

    July 29, 2014

  • FEA - HB0729 - Senior Falls Aging safely in the comfort of her home Marilyn Moneyhun said being totally reliant on others is difficult. "Losing your independence is a shock to your system," Moneyhun, 84, said. "You are not in control anymore."

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWS - HB0728 - business expansion CB Fabricating makes $2 million investment

    A local business founded in 2006 has invested $2 million in new equipment and a building expansion.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Charo Boyd: 'My Social Security' simplifies your life So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a little more, there’s another event you need to add to your list — National Simplify Your Life week.

    July 28, 2014

  • nws - hb0725 - colts - jc - 4.jpg Colts camp's impact: pricey or priceless?

    Football fever is here and the city is flooded with fans eager to catch a glimpse of a favorite player. But officials say they are unclear what kind of economic impact the Indianapolis Colts training camp has on the area.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ - HB0727 - Skill gap 2 Seeking a solution today, not tomorrow Tina Warner-Morton says she wants to open her own healthcare business because it is too difficult to work for an employer with unclear employee expectations.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • BIZ - HB0727 - Cathy Cupboard Biz Profile Business Profile: Cathy's Cupboard focuses on customer satisfaction Cathy McPhearson opened her first storefront in June, but this is not her first venture into business. “I have always wanted to have my own business,” she said. “The problem was finding what people like, but everyone seems to like candles.”

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital named Level III trauma center The Trauma Center at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been verified as a Level III Trauma Center by an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons.

    July 26, 2014

  • Clark, Big Joe mug 'Big Joe' Clark: Beat the market or meet your goals? True or not, my experience tells me that goals – especially when written down – undoubtedly serve as catalysts for success. However, danger arises when a goal does not properly focus on the long term result you expect.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

Stocks
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide