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Hospital Board Elects New Officers for 2000

The Chester River Health System’s board of directors has elected Michael R. Moore of Chestertown chairman for the coming year and Michael A. Marshall, Centreville, vice-chairman.

Moore, a graduate of Western Maryland College, is president of Dukes-Moore Insurance Agency Inc., in Chestertown and is a chartered life underwriter. He served on the Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital’s board of directors from 1992 to 1999, and served as treasurer for four years. He has been president of the United Way of Kent County, treasurer of the Kent County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and a board member of Kent County Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Chestertown Lions Club and serves on the Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore Tributary Team.

Marshall has been a member of the Hospital’s board since 1996 and also served on the fund raising committee for the dialysis center. He was president & CEO of Engelhard Industries, a Fortune 500 company, which manufactures precious metal products before moving to Centreville where he now farms and works in real estate development.

C. Daniel Saunders, a Chestertown attorney, was elected to a three-year term on the board. Mr. Saunders is a Chestertown attorney who has served on the Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital Foundation Board for five years, including two years as president. He has been an advisor and ex-officio member of both the Kent Hospice Foundation and Kent Center boards. Presently he is a member of the development committee for the Sultana project.

Also elected to officer positions were William R. Kirk, Jr., president, Jerry McCarthy, treasurer and Robin E. Klinefelter, secretary.

The Chester River Health System was formed in 1997 to strengthen local health care organizations by bringing them together under a single governing body to ensure coordinated, enhanced and efficient services for the people in the community. Its members are Kent & Queen Anne’s Hospital, Magnolia Hall Rehabilitation & Nursing Center and Chester River Home Care & Hospice. The board of directors is made up of thirteen community leaders who volunteer their time and expertise to establish the overall direction of the system and create policy.