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TMH Board Re-Elects Chair, Seats Officers

Paul Potter

Paul Potter will serve another year as chair of the Tomah Memorial Hospital board of directors. The director of technology for the Tomah Area School District was re-elected to the hospital post during the organization’s annual meeting Jan. 24.

“We had a great year,” Potter said of 2016. “We have great people doing great things at all levels of the organization.”

Potter cited a number of awards received by the hospital during the past year for the success. “We were named a top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage for the fourth year; our Rehabilitation Services Department received the Outcomes Excellence Award from FOTO; these are just a couple of examples of outside validation we’ve received,” said Potter.

Directors also elected board member Oak Moser to serve as vice president, replacing Cynthia Erdman who wrapped up a second, three-year term. Board member Tom Bramwell was elected secretary replacing James Quartemont who also completed a second term. Director Patty Clark was re-elected board treasurer.

In 2008, members of the former hospital corporation amended the organization’s Articles of Incorporation to allow for a self-perpetuating board, which relies on a nominating committee of board members and community leaders to nominate the new candidates.

Newly elected directors Penny Precour-Berry, John Laufenberg and Spencer Stephens will serve three-year terms. Precour-Berry served a three-year term on the board in 2007.

Gundersen Health System Tomah clinic physician Dr. Jill McMullen was elected to a two-year term replacing Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare Tomah clinic physician Dr. Jill Boulden who wrapped up her term. Dr. McMullen currently serves as the president of the hospital’s medical staff.

Tomah Memorial general surgeon Dr. John Robertson III who also represents the medical staff, and Tomah resident Terrie Gaarder round out the ten-member board of directors.