Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, August 29, 2008

Search for Norwood Health Commissioner discontinued

This morning, Gary Arthur, President Pro Tem of the Norwood Health Commission, sent the following email, a public document, to Mayor Tom Williams and a number of City officials informing them the Norwood Health Commission has discontinued their search for a new Health Commissioner to replace Donna Laake and that Medical Director Dr. Frank Perrino will be the acting Health Commissioner:

Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 9:46:04 AM

Subject: Search for Health Commissioner

Mayor Williams,

The Health Commission has decided to discontinue at this time our search for a new Commissioner of Health. We are reluctant to offer the position to anyone in light of the current events that are contributing to the delay.

We would like to be included in any future discussions relating to the
future of the Health Department. It is important for the Health Department and the City of Norwood as well, that we keep an open dialogue during this discussion process. If this had been a consideration in the past, much of this confusion could have been eliminated.

Dr. Frank Perrino, Medical Director, will be the acting Health Commissioner until we are able to resume the search, or a decision has been made by City Council, regarding the Norwood Health Department.


Gary Arthur
President Pro Tem