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Three cheers for Dr. Packer, the first of the long line of disenchanted Health Officers to speak up about what is going on in the Nevada County Health Department and the reason he is truly leaving. There are still many wonderful, dedicated people who continue to work at the Health Department under the difficulties of the micromanaging that occurs, trying to provide services to Nevada County citizens.

But services continue to decline due to poor manangement and an administration with no vision. Taxpayers should demand a more thorough investigation into what is truly happening there. It’s been going on for many, many years. Health care professionals are hired to do their work and then find their hands tied behind their backs by “administrators” and “managers” who have no knowledge of how to meet public/community health needs. I wish Dr. Packer the best with his future endeavors and want to thank him for his courage to be honest with all of us.

Maryann Hart



Grass Valley


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