Board of Directors & Committee Members
The men and women serving on the Board of Directors and Committee Members of Augusta Health are a dynamic group of leaders with a passion for providing quality care to residents of the Shenandoah Valley. The Board and committee groups have a myriad of responsibilities. They act as liaisons to the members of the community and work together on a variety of service projects.
Our Board: The Gatekeepers to Care
One of the most important responsibilities of the Board involves the quality of care available in the community. Members of the Board are responsible for working with Augusta Health to ensure it attracts and retains the most qualified and skilled physicians. Board members also keep a close eye on the hospital's standard of care. The Board of Director's and its' committees enhances patient safety. They monitor clinical quality, physician credentials, and allied health professionals' competencies to perform their duties and practice in the hospital.
- E. Stuart Crow
- Bertram C. Hopeman
- E. Donald McClure (deceased 2020)
- Gerald L. Biehn (deceased 2006)
- Richard E. Bonin (deceased 2013)
- Thomas L. Gorsuch, MD (deceased 2004)
- Richard W. Smith (deceased 2006)
While the Board is involved with all aspects of hospital growth and development, even those instrumental in the Board's success say it's difficult to measure the exact impact the Board has on Augusta Health. It is difficult to quantify the importance of the Board to the overall success of the hospital, but it is a significant part. They not only deal with the governance issues, but also act as the goodwill ambassadors for the hospital.
Being a Board member or a committee group member may not be a job for everyone - but it might be a calling for anyone with a heart for community service.
Giving your time to improve the quality of life for your fellow community residents, committing hours to getting new projects off the ground, and overseeing existing services are all parts of being a member of the Board of Directors or a committee group member for Augusta Health.
Board members and committee group members are chosen from candidates who are interested in working together to improve the health of our community. The Governance Committee keeps a diverse group of members involved by electing community members with backgrounds in business, government, legal, religious, educational, and medical fields.
Board Committee Groups
- Community Partnership
- Investment Subcommittee
- Human Resources
- Quality & Patient Safety
- Property & Facilities (ad hoc)