Two local doctors have offered to provide part-time interim pediatrics for Jackson County’s abused children following the pending loss of the Children’s Advocacy Center’s permanent pediatrician.
Doctors Linda Harris and Richard Tripoli will cover shifts at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Medford while the center continues its search for a new medical director, said center Director Marlene Mish.
“We haven’t gotten the problem solved yet, but we’re thrilled with the progress,” said Mish. “We’re trying to fill a compelling need.”
Payment for services has also been supplemented by the center, grant funds and offender payments to victims. Black, Chapman, Petersen & Stevens attorneys recently donated $5,000 to the cause after reading about the center’s predicament, said Mish.