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WWAY/PENDER POST EXCLUSIVE: Griffith back to work Wednesday

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By Andy Pettigrew
Post Editor

BURGAW, NC (THE PENDER POST/WWAY) Dr. Jack Griffith will return as Director of the Pender County Health Department on Wednesday, Aug. 4.

“I’m coming of f family medical leave effective today (Aug. 3) and I’ll be back at work at the Health Department in the morning,” Griffith said.

In an interview with The Pender Post, Griffith said he was returning to his job, despite the fact he thought there would be “some consternation about that, I’m sure. But I believe I have the support of the Board of
Health.”

Griffith unexpectedly went on medical leave on July 12. The Pender County Board of Health has scheduled an emergency meeting Wednesday Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. to discuss the hiring of an interim director.

“They were planning on hiring an interim health director, but my physician said I’m well enough to come back, I can’t stay on medical leave. I have an obligation to go back to work. That’s where I’m going,” Griffith said. “It will be up to Roberta Bost and a couple of members of the Board of Health that are pushing this witch hunt to decide how they want to deal with this.”

Griffith said the Board of Health will have the final say so.

“If the Board of Health decides they don’t want me back, they have one option. They can discharge me,” Griffith said. “Other than that, I intend to be at work in the morning at 8 a.m.”

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Good Show

Dr. Jack. Since your Board and the County Commissioners have no class or ability to lead with the best interests of the county residents and tax payers who ultimately fund the Health Department, it's up to you to lead by example.

I would suggest you have all your shots updated. Never know when a rabid weasel might sneak in the door.

PIRATES!

Dr. Griffin, I hope you can take this health department back from the politician and nurse that hijacked it and took it over in a power grab!

yaaay!

YAAAY! DR. GRIFFITH! THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR THIS COUNTY. WE ARE THRILLED THAT YOU ARE BACK WHERE YOU BELONG! I HOPE YOU CAN BRING IT BACK TO THE STANDARDS AND QUALITY THAT IT WAS PRIOR TO THE LAST FEW MONTHS! THANK YOU FOR THE DOCTORS THAT YOU BROUGHT TO US. EVEN IF GEORGE BROWN DOESN’T UNDERSTAND IT, WE NEED DOCTOR’S TOO. THEY ARE NOT ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITH MONEY AND INSURANCE.

YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

It's about time!!!!!!
You have been missed

Welcome Back

Dr. Griffith I sure hope are well rested and ready to do battle.