Jackson Hospital announces four new members appointed to its Board of Trustees


For Immediate Release
Contact:  Rosie Smith(850)718-2696

 Jackson Hospital announces four new members appointed to its Board of Trustees

 March 31, 2017 Marianna, FL -  Jackson Hospital, Marianna, has four new members on its Board of Trustees all appointed by Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott on March 23rd. 

Governor Scott appointed Mrs. Kelly Connolly, Robert Hoff, MD, John W. Milton, and Ms. Shareta Wright.  The four new board appointees join current board members Ron Duell, Chair, Sarah Clemmons, Ph.D., Vice Chair, Art Kimbrough, Secretary/Treasurer, and members-at-large Joe Gay, MD, and Byron Ward.

Mrs. Connolly is Vice President of Finance for Tri-States Automotive.  She married a US Marine, traveled the world, and returned to her hometown of Marianna where she was born and reared. 

Dr. Hoff was a pilot in the US Air Force who first arrived in Marianna for duty at Grant Field.  During his military career, he flew aircraft on many missions around the world, including the Vietnam conflict.  He then went on to medical school to train in family medicine.  Dr. Hoff returned to Marianna to practice from which he is now retired.

John W. Milton, local real estate investor, previously served on the Jackson Hospital board of trustees finishing two terms in 2010.  He has returned and is "very excited to serve such a great organization."

Ms. Shareta Wright is CEO of the Wright Foundation, a private, non-profit organization in Marianna.  She most recently served as the 2016 Board Chairman of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

Board Chairman, Ron Duell warmly welcomed the new board members at the hospital’s regular monthly board of trustees meeting Wednesday and publicly thanked board members David Carrel and W. Holt Floyd who completed their terms.

For more information on applying to become a member of the Jackson Hospital Board of Trustees, please visit the Governor’s Appointment website at http://www.flgov.com/gubernatorial-appointment/.

Jackson Hospital enjoys high quality and safe patient care along with nationally ranked top 25% customer service scores.  The hospital is forward-thinking in expanding needed services with its OR expansion, and now open Chipola Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine Center and Chipola Quick Care.  The hospital, located at 4250 Hospital Drive, Marianna, FL, has 33 physicians on its active Medial Staff.  For information on hospital services, visit www.jacksonhosp.com.  For physician referral, please call Rachel Toliver at (850) 718-2629.

About Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital is an award-winning facility and is proud of its most recent recognition, the FHA Award of Significance in Reducing Harm Across the Board.  Jackson Hospital is an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.  The hospital was named in The Joint Commission’s 2015 annual report “America’s Hospitals:  Improving Quality and Safety,” for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance for Heart Failure, Pneumonia, Surgical Care, Immunization, and Perinatal Care.  The March of Dimes and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recognize Jackson Hospital as the first hospital in Florida’s panhandle for achieving an early elective delivery rate less than 5%.  The hospital was designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association as a Blue Distinctive Center+ for Maternity Care designation, a new designation under the Blue Distinction Specialty Care Program.

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