Pike County Health Department Moving with the future

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

The Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice recently purchased eight acres of land adjoining their current property behind Wal-Mart.

“The land is an investment for the future of Pike County residents and this organization,” said Justin Selle, Administrator of the Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice. “We have dreams to create new programs such as an adult day care or some other programs to enhance the lives of Pike County residents and this land will help put us one step closer to those dreams.”

The land was previously owned by developer GJ Grewe. After several months PCHD and GJ Grewe representatives came to an agreement.

“Since our foundation is a non-profit organization, GJ Grewe worked with us and we were able to get a major portion of the land donated. CD rates are still very low and land isn’t something you can make more of, so if we wouldn’t have moved forward with this deal we would have been doing a disservice to the residents of Pike County,” said Selle.

The Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice has provided services for the residents of Pike County since the 1950’s. In 2011, PCHD moved out of two older buildings which did not fit their needs or growing staff and into a new energy efficient building behind Wal-Mart.

“We are an organization that is moving forward during a down economy because of the support from local residents and businesses. We hope to continue to receive the support of the community so we can continue to implement new programs for the residents of Pike County,” said Selle.

The Pike County Health Department Home Health and Hospice currently provides twenty different services for the residents of Pike County and they hope increase their services and quality of care as they continue to grow.

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