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Three CHCS doctors serve as county medical directors

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Posted On: October 18, 2021 by Community HealthCare System in: News, Provider story

They care for clinic patients, they help cover weekends and nights at the hospital and emergency room, and they keep up with the latest developments in patient care and the COVID-19 pandemic. Now three Community HealthCare System physicians add County Medical Director to their list of responsibilities. Dr. Nick Cahoj, Dr. Nancy Zidek, and Dr. David Allen are all serving in the capacity of Medical Director for Pottawatomie, Marshall, and Jackson Counties, respectively. The position entails reviewing and approving clinical policies and procedures, providing medical direction to the county public health director and nursing staff, and providing standing orders for public health clinics and programs such as immunizations, maternal and child health visits, and communicable diseases. Drs. Cahoj and Zidek are recent appointees. In Pottawatomie County, Dr. Cahoj replaced longtime CHCS physician Dr. Tom Walsh, who also served as Pottawatomie County Medical Director for more than 30 years.
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