The New River Medical Center of Board Directors recently exercised a remaining governance task tied to the Monticello-Big Lake Community Hospital District.
In a unanimous vote April 11, board members appointed a familiar face to serve as the board’s Silver Creek Township representative. Brian Doyle will return to the board and serve until Dec. 31, 2014, replacing the seat vacated earlier this year by Doug Schneider, who resigned at a Feb. 14 board meeting after publicly stating he wasn’t happy with legal language and terms included in New River Medical Center and CentraCare Health System affiliation and leasing documents presented by Thomas Schroeder, New River Medical Center’s legal counsel. Schneider announced he would not vote on the documents and confirmed he would permanently step down from the board. Doyle was the only person to apply for the Silver Creek position before the application process closed on April 10.
Doyle was interviewed by Boardmembers Sheldon Johnson and Linda Doerr and Adminstrator Mary Ellen Wells prior to the start of the April 11 board meeting.
The Silver Creek Township representative position on the New River Board of Directors will be up for election again in the November 2014 General Election.
Schneider was elected to the New River Board of Directors last fall by picking up 527 votes and 43.63 percent of the votes, beating Doyle and challenger Alyas Masih. Doyle earned 483 votes, finishing just over 3.5 percentage points behind Schneider, while Masih, a family practitioner at the Monticello Clinic, picked up 192 votes. Doyle has lived in the Monticello-Silver Creek area for 45 years and previously he served on the New River Medical Center Board for four years.
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