After just over a year and a half, at the Trego County Hospital, Courtois is returning to Russell Regional Medical Center where he was Lab Director from 1983 to 1991.
Courtois said that while he is sad to be leaving the hospital it is in a much better financial situation now than when he came to WaKeeney in November of 2011.
He said that the future of the hospital is bright, because of the support they getting from the county, the board and the people of Trego County. Trego county voters overwhelmingly approved a one percent sales tax in March to help the hospital with expenses.
Courtois said they’ve been able to hold their own since the no-fun warrant, “We’re actually doing better than that. We’ve got $1.2 million in reserve and building that.”
His last day at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital is Friday July 12th and he starts in Russell on Monday July 15th.
Courtois grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School.