Both the Medical Director and Interim Director for the newly independent Grayson County Health Department were named on Tuesday, May 7.
The Health Department Board voted to name Gigi Meredith, the current Clinical Director, as the Interim Director to handle the clinical aspects of the health department during its switch from being managed by the Lincoln Trail District to being locally-run.
Dr. Joseph Lee, a pediatrician at Leitchfield Pediatric Clinic and a member of the board, was voted in to fill the Medical Director position.
Meredith said that Lee will be “overseeing the medical part of the health department, but he will not be in the clinic seeing patients,” and that she will be overseeing the day-to-day operations in the clinic.
Both Meredith and Lee will be handling the upcoming changes within the department while ensuring that patients continue to receive excellent care.
“Just know that the transition is still in progress,” Meredith said, “and we’re working hard to make sure that it’s a smooth transition for the public and for the employees.”
The department will become independent from Lincoln Trail as of July 1, and Meredith said that within a year from that date, the group advertise for the permanent position of Health Department Director.