July 13, 2024

Program May Offer Help For Expanding Health Services

Garden City, KS (westernkansasnews.com) After the recent departure of Ashley Goss as Director of the Finney County Health Department, Skylar Swords is sliding into a new role from Emergency Services Director to Director of Health and Public Safety.  One of the area Swords has oversight will be improving access to healthcare services.


Swords believes there is a real need for this type of program.  Currently, Garden City has only ten healthcare providers.  

For Swords having this responsibility is new for him doing three jobs in one supervising both County Health and Emergency Management.  His goal is to take some of what he learned from former health director Ashley Goss.

Swords wants to cement the groundwork already laid.

Swords recent promotion is part of an overall strategy to streamline county departments.

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