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Posted: February 10, 2017

McKerracher re-elected KERHD Board Chair

The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District (KERHD) Board has elected its Chair and Vice Chair for the coming year.

District of Elkford Mayor Dean McKerracher has been elected chair for a third term. “I am grateful for the opportunity to fulfill the role of chair and thank my fellow directors for their continued confidence in me,” said McKerracher. “As I look ahead to 2017, I am eager to continue to build on our strong working relationship with Interior Health; to celebrate the completion of some of the key projects that are underway; and, work cooperatively to ensure our residents have access to the equipment and acute health care facilities they need.”

Regional District of Central Kootenay Electoral Area C Director Larry Binks has been elected as Acting Chair.

“My experience in pre-care and acute care gives me an understanding of the needs of the region. I believe this, combined with my nine years as member of the Hospital District Board and a previous term as Acting Chair, will be assets in my role as 2017 Acting Chair,” said Binks. “I look forward to working with Chair McKerracher and the entire board and appreciate the opportunity to serve.”

The Kootenay East Regional Hospital District provides up to 40% capital funding for acute care facilities in the region for equipment and facility construction and renovation.

The hospital district extends beyond the boundaries of the Regional District of East Kootenay to include the Towns of Golden and Creston, and the portions of the Regional Districts of Central Kootenay and Columbia Shuswap surrounding those municipalities.

Above photo: KERHD Chair Dean McKerracher (RIGHT) and Vice Chair Larry Binks congratulate each other on their elections today at the February 10 Kootenay East Regional Hospital District Meeting. KERHD photo


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