In Centre County ... Grane new pharmacy for Centre Crest|
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By Terry Whetstone Staff Writer
BELLEFONTE - The Centre County Commissioners opened the bids about a month ago to see if a new pharmacy would be supplying medications to Centre Crest Nursing Home or if the same company would be returning.
Yesterday those reviewing the bids returned to give the board a summary of what was learned and to seek a vote for the company with the best bid.
Rich Bruno, administrator of the nursing facility, said Grane Pharmacy has by far the best bid. He said the company will send the patient dosages together and he said the liquid meds will come pre-poured in the amount the patient needs, this way they patient will always get the correct dosage.
He said the current supplier would need 60 days notice of the replacement, so he anticipates the new company taking over by Nov. 1. The commissioners approved Grane as the new pharmacy supplier.
The commissioners also proclaimed Aug. 23-31 as Joe Hartle Week. Commissioner chairman Steve Dershem said Hartle was very instrumental with the Centre Grange Fair and in agriculture in general and he said he would be greatly missed.
The owner of the Cadillac Building in downtown Bellefonte offered the building to the commissioners. The building was heavily damaged by fire several years ago and
The commissioners entered into a contract with Albert Drobka Architect to provide architectural services to determine if the building is sound enough to be reused. The contract total is for $7,500 plus reimbursable expenses to include a $2,500 retainer to the company of the signed proposal.
The commissioners approved a contract with Verizon to install GPS lockbox devices on 25 county business fleet vehicles for safety and security purposes. The devices will allow the transportation office to know where the vehicles are at all times. The cost is $ 624.75 per month for the 25-vehicles.
In other business, the commissioners:
• renewed a contract with Centre Home Care to provide skilled nursing visits, physical therapy and occupational therapy for consumers who are eligible for nursing home level of care and have no other payment source for skilled services. The contract total is $5,000.
• approved a contract with Children's Center for Treatment and Education - doing business as Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems to provide specialized therapeutic residence for intellectual and development empowerment. The facility is for children and adolescents and the contract includes room and board.
• renewed a grant with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for the rights and service act to fund the victim/witness program by providing support and guidance through the court process. The grant total is $168,390.
• renewed a grant application with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency for victims of juvenile offender to help protect the rights of crime victims and witnesses by providing guidance and support throughout the juvenile process.
• appointed Rebecca Bywater to the Training Centre Advisory Board to present Police and Public Safety. She is replacing Aaron Ciambotti.
• adopted a resolution authorizing Gene Lauri, director of Criminal Justice Planning to endorse change orders up to $5,000 for the upgrades to the emergency management and communications system.