Johnson County Public Health had rather humble beginnings. In August of 1978, we opened an 800 square foot office with one bathroom and a dirt basement. Our annual budget was just shy of $12,000 so we could only afford one nurse and one secretary; that first year, we administered just 500 shots.
Since then, our facilities — and our services — have expanded greatly to meet the needs of the community. In 2008, almost 30 years to the date of our initial opening, we moved into our new building with 3,000 square feet to call our own. We now have three nurses and a secretary on staff, and the number of shots administered annually is now around 2,000. We also now have an office in Kaycee, allowing us to serve even more residents of Johnson County.
Johnson County Public Health Staff
Ann Jarvis, RN — Nurse Manager
Lisa Pallas, RN – Staff Nurse
Addie Piotrowski — Office Manager
Robin King — Support Staff, Public Health Emergency Preparedness / Maternal Child Health
Johnson County Board of Health
Delbert Eitel, Chair
Dr. Dwayne Christensen, DVM
Dr. Brian Cotant, DDS
Johnson County Health Officer
Dr. Mark Schueler, MD