LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital recently announced new board appointments and re-elections.

John Meckley was re-elected to the Class of 2021 Board of Directors and will serve as chairman until 2019.

R. Brooks Gronlund has been re-elected vice chairman of the board until 2019.

Joining Meckley in the class of 2021 community member re-elections are Amanda Kessler, CEO and general counsel of Synergy Grandview Pharmacy Inc.; Dr. Julia Redcay, OB/GYN of Evangelical; Dr. Matthew Reish, SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical; and Dennis Swank, Bucknell University finance office.

New to the board by way of nomination of the medical staff is Dr. Christopher Motto. Motto will serve a three-year term as a medical staff representative to the board of directors, class of 2021. He joins Dr. Shawn McGlaughlin, and Dr. David Zelechoski, who also serve in this capacity.

Meckley, of Milton, has been a member of the board since April 2010. He has served as chairman of the bylaws committee, as co-chairman of the finance committee, and chairman of the strategic steering committee.

He has also served on the audit, development, compensation and executive committees. He served as a previous vice chairman of the board and led the board in developing the hospital’s most recent strategic plan.

Gronlund, of Lewisburg, has been a member of the board since January 2010. He serves on the strategic steering, bylaws and IT task force committees.

Motto is a general surgeon at Surgical Specialists of Evangelical and also serves as medical director of the bariatric center, surgical services and wound medicine at the hospital. He is a past president of the medical staff and a past chairman of the department of surgery.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,800 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff.

The hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming counties.

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