April 25, 2016 

HOT SPRINGS, VA-   On Friday, Bath Community Hospital’s Board of Directors held its annual meeting.  A new slate of officers were nominated and approved.

Tim Pistell accepted the nomination as Chairman of the Board and assumed his new role on Friday.  Pistell is relatively new to the BCH board coming on in 2015 but brings along with him a vast amount of prior experience serving on other boards as well as the CFO of a Fortune 500 company before retiring back to Bath County to his property located in Millboro.

George Phillips accepted the nomination to continue to serve as Vice-Chair, a seat he also held in 2015.  Phillips has been on the board since 2012 and successfully Co-Chaired the Foundations “Bring It Home” Campaign with former board member Henley Carter, a campaign that successfully raised $4 million dollars in less than 6 months for the new facility set to open in late Spring.   Phillips also has an extensive amount of prior experience and knowledge that he brings to the boardroom from serving on various healthcare related boards.

Laurens Sartoris accepted the nomination as Secretary.  Sartoris also joined the BCH board in 2015 but is no stranger to healthcare in Virginia having served as President of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association for 27 years as well as a board member of numerous non-profit organization boards.

In addition, the Board of Directors appointed John Loeffler and Meade Snyder as new Directors.  Loeffler, along with his wife Kate, owns The Inn at Gristmill Square located in Warm Springs.  Loeffler’s knowledge & experience of tourism and hospitality industry will be a great asset to the board.  Meade Snyder, lawyer, and resident of Alleghany County, has over 17 years of legal experience and will be a strong representative for the citizens of the Alleghany Highlands.  Snyder is also spearheading the renovation of the Historic Masonic Theatre in Clifton Forge.

Kathy Landreth, CEO says  “I’m extremely excited to have this caliber of board members to work with to continue the great work here at Bath Community Hospital.  With many exciting things happening here including our Grand Opening and Centennial Celebration, a new Strategic Plan & Vision for the facility as well as expanding our services their oversight and expertise will help lead us into the future of healthcare.  As uncompensated Directors, we as a hospital appreciate their time and dedication they invest in these voluntary roles.” Landreth continued “I would also like to thank both Peter Faraone and Wiley Kling for their leadership and guidance as well as their many years of service to this community and wish them well in their future endeavors.”

Faraone is relocating from Bath County to South Carolina this summer and Kling plans to continue to serve as an advisory member to the board.

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