Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield’s meeting on budgets cuts to the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department is under way, but so far the discussion has focused on the Homeless Health Care Center.
Hamilton County put off plans to relocate the Homeless Health Care Center to 11th Street as part of a joint venture with the city.
Coppinger and Hamilton County commissioners are not at this morning’s meeting.
Executives with local hospitals are participating.
“At Memorial we provide a nurse at the homeless health care clinic,” said Howard Roddy ,vice president at Memorial Health Care System. “Additionally we work with the Community Kitchen ... homeless patients, when they’re dismissed from surgery, can’t recover under a bridge or something.”
Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...