Daily Archives: Sept. 13, 2010

Bill arrives for EMS-related audit

Sedgwick County will pay just less than $900 to an auditing firm that looked into a discrepancy involving salaries for EMS workers at the request of two commissioners.

Commissioners Kelly Parks and Karl Peterjohn requested that Allen, Gibbs & Houlik review a mix-up involving paramedics’ salaries. The commission did not vote to go ahead with the review.

Peterjohn said in July that he thought the problem – involving the way paramedics’ hours were calculated – carried a big enough price tag to justify a closer look.

He stood by that decision this week and stressed that he didn’t realize the county would incur an additional cost outside its contract with the firm.

Read more about the issue in Tuesday’s Eagle.

Parkinson to head national assisted living group after leaving office

040710governor_jg1 copyTOPEKA – Gov. Mark Parkinson on Monday announced that when he is done running Kansas he will turn to running the American Health Care Association & National Center for Assisted Living.

The group advocates for assisted living and nursing home programs nationally and at the state level. Parkinson will be their president and chief executive officer.

“My wife Stacy and I share a passion for this cause, and we have been fortunate to make a difference in the lives of thousands of senior citizens and their families,” Parkinson said in a written statement. “Upon leaving office, we assumed we would resume our business of building one nursing home at a time. Instead, I now have the opportunity to significantly increase our impact on the profession.”

For more, read Tuesday’s Wichita Eagle.