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St. Louis County Health Director Faces Questions about Second Job

Posted: Nov 7, 2013 4:47 AM by The Associated Press

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CLAYTON (AP) - The St. Louis County health director is facing questions about her second job as an emergency room doctor in southern Illinois.

KMOX-AM reported Dr. Dolores Gunn works at a hospital more than two hours away in Anna, Ill., an average of once a week. Gunn said the arrangement is allowed under the county charter and has the approval of her boss, County Executive Charlie Dooley.

The Illinois city is located across the Mississippi River from Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Gunn said she works at Union County Hospital there on her days off from the St. Louis County job, or uses accrued personal days. She earns $152,000 as county health director.

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