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January 22, 2002

FOR RELEASE: Immediately

Chester River Health System Elects Officers

The Chester River Health System's Board of Directors has elected Michael A. Marshall of Centreville chairman for the coming year and W. Jackson Stenger, Ph. D, of Chestertown vice-chairman.

Marshall is a charter member of the board and has served as the chairperson of its finance committee. He has been a member of the Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital Board of Directors since 1996 and earlier served on the fund raising committee for the dialysis center. Before moving to Centreville, he was president & CEO of Engelhard Industries, a Fortune 500 company, which manufactures precious metal products.

Stenger was elected as the first chairperson of the board after having chaired the strategic initiatives committee that led to the creation of the health system. He has also served as chairman of the Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital Board of Directors. Stenger worked as an administrator for the University of Maryland before retiring to Kent County.

Elected to serve as president was William R. Kirk, Jr., who is also president & CEO of the hospital. Elected treasurer was Terry L. Weaver who is the hospital's chief financial officer and Robin E. Klinefelter, who serves as vice president, support & administrative services at the hospital, was elected 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 create policy and blish the overall direction of the system. The system was established to provide patients and third party payors with access to a continuum of care by coordinating health care services such as acute care, home health, hospice and long-term care.

The Chester River Health System's board of directors has elected new officers for 2002. W. Jackson Stenger, Ph. D, (left) of Chestertown will serve as the vice-chairman and Michael A. Marshall of Centreville is chairman.