Health center closing, clinic to remain open

Fewer than three years into a five year lease between Franklin County and Dr. Jean Latortue to utilize the old Franklin County Hospital building, the keys and utilities will be transferred back to the county no later than December 31, 2017.

Employees and subcontractors of the Franklin County Family Health Center have been given notice of the closing. The Rural Health Clinic will continue operations in the doctor’s building next door. For the rest of this story, see the December 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.