Blaine County's public health nurse resigns
McPherson-Hauer cites negative atmosphere driven by politicization as reason for departure
Last updated 9/23/2021 at 11:32am
A meeting of the Blaine County Board of Health got emotional Wednesday afternoon with the announcement that County Public Health Nurse and Health Officer Jana McPherson-Hauer was resigning effective Oct. 15.
McPherson-Hauer said her resignation was due to the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic and the damage it has done to her profession through the curtailing of their authority by the Montana Legislature and the daily stress of having the department's expertise, motivation and evidence-based policies questioned, ignored or rejected.
"I do not fit in a system where I must constantly...