Bothwell board elects new officers

The Bothwell Regional Health Center Board of Trustees elected new officers during a recent regular board meeting.

Peggy Van Dyke was elected board chairman, and Dr. William Woolery was elected vice chairman. Van Dyke is a nurse practitioner with Women’s Health and Surgical Center in Sedalia. She also serves as dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Missouri Valley College in Marshall and as a graduate faculty associate at Graceland University in Independence. Van Dyke was appointed by Mayor Steve Galliher and began her first term on the board in June.

Woolery is an internal medicine and pulmonology specialist with Sedalia Internal Medicine. He has been practicing medicine in Sedalia since 1982 and also serves as chairman of the Board Quality Oversight Committee. A Sedalia native, Woolery is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty certification in pulmonary disease. He was appointed by former Mayor Bob Wasson and was the first active physician to serve on the Board of Trustees.

David Floyd, of Sedalia, will remain as secretary. Floyd was appointed to the board by former Mayor Elaine Horn in November 2012, after serving as a charter member of the Bothwell Regional Health Center Foundation and three-term president of the Foundation board. Floyd retired as director of Human Resources for Waterloo Industries in Sedalia.

The Bothwell Board of Trustees also welcomed newly appointed members Joyce Foster and T. Brody Kempton. Foster was appointed to complete the term of former board Vice Chairman Mary Nell Strautman, which expires in June 2017. A Sedalia native, Foster started her nursing career at Bothwell, working there for about nine years as a nurse aid, LPN and RN. She also worked at the dialysis clinic in Sedalia and most recently taught at State Fair Community College in the Allied Health and Nursing Department.

Kempton was appointed to fill the term of former board chairman Glen Nelson, which expires in June 2016. A Sedalia native, he is a trial attorney with the Sedalia firm of Kempton Russell. Kempton earned his juris doctorate at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, and was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2011. He also serves on the board of the Pettis County Health Center.

The Bothwell Board of Trustees meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Bothwell Regional Health Center.

Release courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center

Release courtesy of Bothwell Regional Health Center

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