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Nurse rate increased

Mason County commissioners amended the contract with Healthcare Delivery Services for Jail Registered Nursing to $85 an hour from $60.

According to the information packet, the vendor requested to modify the contract prior to the expiration of the contract at the end of the year due to nursing market competition and being unable to recruit qualified applicants. The commissioner’s briefing July 18, 2022, asked for a wholesale increase of $472,000, and the commissioners were not in favor of the contract adjustment.

The county conducted a poll for other local jail health care...

 

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