Health department has new admin

Randolph County Health Department Interim Administrator Yvonne Vieregge reported at the March 22 Randolph County Board of Commissioners meeting that a new administrator had been hired.

She noted the board of health had met earlier that week and had hired Angela Oathout of Sparta for the position. She will start on April 29.

Oathout currently works at Pinckneyville Community Hospital and has what Vieregge called a very good resume. 

The health department has been without an administrator since December, when the board of health unanimously opted to not renew Stephanie Martin’s contract as the health department administrator. Martin had served as the interim administrator for almost three-quarters of a year and as the administrator for one year.

The county board thanked Vieregge for all of her work, stepping in at the interim administrator.

For more from the Board of Commissioners meeting, please see this week’s print edition.