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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Buckler, Miglicio, & Shaffer New Hospital Directors

CCMH Announces New Board Members

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s newest trustees of the board of directors were recently announced at the hospital’s annual meeting of its corporate advisors.

J. David Buckler and Jeanne Miglicio, JD, LLM were elected as new board members and Thomas Shaffer was appointed by the board to fill a vacancy.

Buckler serves on the hospital’s performance excellence committee. He is the owner of Buckler Transport and serves as chairman of the Potter County Housing and Redevelopment Authority, is a Family Life Network and Coudersport Free Methodist Church board member, and is a member of the Potter County Leadership Steering Committee, Gas Task Force Committee, and the Pennsylvania Motor Trucking Association. He and his wife, Annette, have a daughter and son and live in Coudersport.

Miglicio is a member of the hospital’s finance committee. A lifelong area resident, she operates a private law practice in Emporium. During her career, she served as a legal fellow with the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She received the 2002 Pennsylvania 50 Best Women in Business Award. She is a member of the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations and serves on the Community Education Council of Elk and Cameron Counties and Guy and Mary Felt Manor boards. She and her husband, Dennis, have two daughters and a grandson and live in Emporium.

An attorney with an interest in patent law, Tom Shaffer is a member of the Potter County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Potter County Fine Arts Council, and Austin Dam Memorial Association. He is also a volunteer for the Robert B. Merten Circle of Fifths Scholarship Award. He is a former coach and chairman of the Inner City Baseball Committee and Coudersport Chamber of Commerce, and a former trustee for Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Terri, live in Coudersport and have three children.

Incumbents Ron Caskey and Susan Kefover were also re-elected to the board.

Caskey is serving his second three-year term. He is a retired teacher and is a PIAA softball and baseball official and a member of the Port Allegany School Board, the Port Allegany Zoning Hearing Board, Liberty Lodge 505 F&AM, and the Coudersport Consistory. He and his wife, Bonnie, have two daughters and a granddaughter and live in Port Allegany.

Kefover is serving her second three-year term and serves on the board’s quality and safety council. A Potter County commissioner, she is a member of the Northwest County Commissioners Association, Workforce Investment Board (Chief Local Elected Officials Board), Human Services Committee of the County Commissioner Association of Pennsylvania, Potter County Human Services Advisory Board, Potter County Agency on Aging Advisory Board, First Citizens National Bank Advisory Board, Marcellus Shale/Natural Gas Task Force, and the Galeton Development Corporation. She and her husband, M. Jay, live in Galeton.

In other business, Paul Pritchard was named chairman of the board replacing Charles Updegraff who served in that position since 2004. Pritchard is serving his third three-year term on the board. He served as the board’s treasurer since 2002 and also serves on the building and grounds, finance, audit and compensation, and executive committees. Pritchard is Northwest Savings Bank’s branch manager in Galeton. He is also a Pike Township supervisor and a member of the Galeton Moose Club, Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Steering Committee, Rotary Club and Main Street Steering Committee. He and his wife, Abbie, live in Galeton.

The hospital board of directors consists of 13 trustees elected to three-year terms by the more than 90 corporate advisors. The board consists of physicians and community leaders with various backgrounds from the region served by the hospital.

The Governance Institute, an organization whose stated purpose is to improve the effectiveness of hospitals and healthcare systems by continually strengthening their boards of directors, describes the role of a hospital board to set the overall direction and strategy by determining policy, making decisions, and overseeing overall organizational performance.


Anonymous said...

Hopefully these new members will be independent thinkers and not march in lock-step with the administration on every issue. If our hospital is to survive these difficult times for health care, it needs to reattach itself to its employees and the communities it serves.

Anonymous said...

two of the three new members graduated from Austin so we are in very good hands

Anonymous said...

This hospital administration and rural health care topic is extremely complex. We are so fortunate to have Charles Cole here in our community. One of the issues that the management simply refuses to address due to, well, you can speculate on the reasons yourself, is the large volume of managerial employees with long seniority who (to put it bluntly) do not provide enough of a "return on our health care investment." This is not their fault, really, but the administration has historically refused to address the issue of these sacred cows. Some are very obvious but the last time I listed even their initials here on this blog the editor decided to censor my comment which is his right. So I will not list the initials this time. If the hospital was serious about getting its financial house in order, there are at least 8 (last I knew; maybe more today) upper management types who are WAY overpaid. Consolidation could eliminate 5 of these jobs and save the hospital hundreds of thousands of dollars in just one year but these people for some reason have avoided the accountability. Before you accuse me of just being a critic you need to know that I saw this from the inside and I am pretty sure anyone who has worked there could name the 8 upper managers I am talking about. I do respect the mission of our hospital. I just want it to survive and not get dragged down by selective conservative management that plays favorites.

Anonymous said...

All three have relatives who work or did work at CCMH at one time...this is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Been watching this string with interest. Anyone who has spent any time at CCMH knows about at least a half-dozen real slackers higher up on the food chain. These people are protected to say the least. They get title changes like Patient Services Representative or Community Outreach Liaison or....anyone in the know will know what I am talking about.