County pushes on Weems employee benefits

Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 11:44 AM.


Employee costs run $300,000 a month


The discussion then moved to benefit and pension options that Weems is now exploring. “It’s an ongoing process, we’re not to the final point yet.”

Graham said the 1 cent sales tax has brought in receipts of $525,000 year to date, and that salaries for the year, for all employees, including those with the ambulance and at the clinics, have run $2.4 million, about $300,000 a month.

Commissioner Noah Lockley pressed Graham for a breakout of the costs to pay just salaried employees, and Brownsworth said that has not been tracked separately.

Dr. James Stockwell, a Tallahassee gastroenterologist who has been active in doing procedures at Weems, said he has expanded his focus on fighting colon cancer by becoming an advocate for rural health care, “to improve timely access to quality care and help build a healthier community.”

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