Health Department

Jessica Winegar, left, is taking on the role of Grant County Health Department administrator. Trey Thompson, right, was recently hired to be the new health department manager.

The Grant County Health Department has promoted its former manager into the administrator role as the former administrator steps down this month.

Jessica Winegar, who had been the county health department manager for the past several years after joining the department in 2015, has taken the role of county health administrator. Winegar is also a primary care nurse practitioner for the health department and had served as resident care manager at Blue Mountain Care Center in Prairie City prior to coming onboard at the county.

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