VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill is pleased to announce the newest members of the CMH Board of Directors. Governed by 10 citizens of its service area and four representatives of VCU Health, the 14-member board of directors is comprised of both medical and non-medical individuals representing a wide array of businesses and professions. These dedicated volunteers along with VCU Health and CMH Administration share a fundamental belief that local communities are in the best position to identify and meet local health care needs.

The CMH Board of Directors represent our service areas of Brunswick, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg counties.  In general, each member serves three consecutive three-year terms; however, there is a provision for them to serve longer when necessary.  The Board sets policy, oversees the financial well-being of the hospital and is responsible for long-range planning.  In addition and most importantly, the Board is responsible for oversight of the quality, safety and service levels that patients receive at CMH and for approving the appointment of physicians and other licensed providers as members of the Medical Staff.

New members joining the Board during the June meeting were:  Mr. Clint Clary representing Brunswick County, Ms. Kendele Underwood representing Mecklenburg County and Mr. Jay Stafford representing Lunenburg County. Also replacing two board members from VCU Health are Mr. Shane Cerone and Dr. David Chelmow.

As of July 1st, Dr. Desiderio Rimon will attend Board meetings as the Chief of Staff representing the CMH Medical Staff and Mr. Kenny Pitts as the Auxiliary President representing the CMH Auxiliary.

The officers of the CMH Board of Directors for this year are:  Chairman, Mr. John C. Lee, Jr. representing Mecklenburg, Vice-Chairman, Mr. William E. “Billy” Wells, Jr. representing Mecklenburg, Treasurer, Ms. Cindy H. Pecht representing Brunswick, and Secretary, Mr. Paul Neimeyer with VCU Health.

To read the entire article pick up the July 31, 2019 edition of the Brunswick Times-Gazette.