An ongoing dispute between the founder of Springfield's Rocking Horse Community Health Center and its board of directors has reached a conclusion. An official statement from the board states that Dr. James Duffee is no longer employed there.
Duffee founded the center in 1999 to serve families with little or no health insurance, and he's been very popular with patients.
Recently CEO Dana Engle, who has been there since 2007, left Rocking Horse for another job. Duffee can't comment on his own termination, but he says the board is in a time of transition.
A controversy at the Rocking Horse Community Health Center in Springfield is spurring protests and spelling trouble for the future of the organization. The founder, Dr. James Duffee, is at odds with the board and may be forced to leave the clinic.
Springfield's Rocking Horse Community Health Center has completed a new expansion project. The project will allow the center to serve more people and provide more health services to low income residents in Clark County.
Rocking Horse finished its $7.9 million expansion project recently, which involved adding 42,000 square feet to the heath center. With the additional space, there will be more opportunities to provide pediatric, women's and general health services for families.