During South Country Health Alliance’s 10 Year Anniversary Open House this past Monday, Dodge County staff received a commemorative award from CEO Leota Lind for its partnership with the company. Attached is information about the event, as well as a photo of county representatives with their plaque. Those pictured from left to right include Deb Smith-Terrones, Don Gray, Lyle Tjosaas, Dave Erickson, Dave Hanson, Jim Elmquist and Jane Hardwick.
OWATONNA-Dodge County representatives received a plaque commemorating their ownership and partnership with South Country Health Alliance (SCHA) during the company's 10 Year Anniversary and Open House on Monday, Aug. 27.
County representatives attending the event included Jim Elmquist, county administrator; Dave Erickson, county commissioner and Joint Powers Board member; Don Gray, county commissioner; Dave Hanson, county commissioner; Jane Hardwick, human services director; and Lyle Tjosaas, county commissioner.
"It's because of the commitment and perseverance of our counties and all those involved that we're here today," said Leota Lind, CEO of SCHA. "This could not be done on our own-it is a partnership."
Dodge County, along with ten other Minnesota counties-Brown, Goodhue, Kanabec, Morrison, Sibley, Steele, Todd, Wabasha, Wadena and Waseca-formed South Country to purchase and maintain accessible, quality health care for their Minnesota Health Care Program enrollees.