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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center Has New Director

By Sid Riley
Jonnie Cloud retiring after 33 years of service, 28 as Director
At Tuesday’s regular meeting of the Marianna City Commission, it was announced that Jonnie Cloud, long time Director of the Marianna Health and Rehabilitation Center was retiring. It was also recommended that the City Commission appoint Melinda Gay to fill the position.
City Manager Jim Dean recommended that Mrs. Gay be designated as the interim Director until the June meeting to provide time for contracts to be prepared. This recommendation was passed by the Commission. Mrs. Gay will become the new director once this paperwork has been executed.
Retiring Director, Jonnie Cloud was highly praised for the outstanding service she has provided over her thirty three year career at the center. She is one of the longest serving Directors in state history.
As part of the monthly H & R activity and financial report, it was reported that the center received an increase in Medicaid payments in April, due to a new funding arrangement for senior centers between the state and federal governments. No cuts in funding will be realized.
Also, the occupancy level remains at 94%, thus creating good cash flow and profitability for the city from the facility.

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