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Hyde County acting health dept. director to do meet-and-greet on Thursday

Luana Gibbs, RN, is the interim Hyde County Health Dept. director. She will be at the OVFD upstairs training room from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 22, to meet and great islanders.

Luana Gibbs, RN, is the interim Hyde County Health Dept. director. She will be at the OVFD upstairs training room from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 22, to meet and great islanders.

Acting Hyde County Health Director Luana Gibbs will be on Ocracoke from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 22, in the upstairs conference room of the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Dept. to meet islanders and answer questions about the services provided by Hyde County Health Department. 

Enter in the rear of the building

Gibbs, an RN, replaced David Howard in May and is a longtime employee of the department.

For 70 years, the Health Department’s mission has been to promote, protect and assure the health of Hyde County and surrounding areas by providing public health services essential for a safe and healthy community.

This agency’s work includes disease prevention and control, preparedness and response to emergent diseases and events, environmental health, home health, in-home aide, medication assistance, WIC nutrition and supplemental food, and personal health programs, such as family planning and child health

The Hyde County Commissioners meeting voted at their Aug. 1 meeting to explore the proposed sale of its home health agency, Hydeland Home Care, to Liberty Home Care Management Services.

If approved, the transfer could be effective on or before Oct. 1.

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