The Juneau Assembly has appointed Mary Borthwick, Lauree Morton and Mark Johnson to the Bartlett Regional Hospital Board of Directors.
Borthwick and Morton were reappointed, while Johnson replaces outgoing member Reed Reynolds, who served the maximum three consecutive terms on the hospital board.
Morton is Executive Director of the Alaska Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Borthwick is a retired teacher. Johnson retired as Chief of Emergency Medical Services for the state Division of Public Health in 2004.
The city-owned hospital is currently seeking a new chief executive officer. Previous CEO Chris Harff lasted just a year before resigning along with Bartlett’s CFO and Human Resources Director following an investigation into personnel issues at the hospital.
All of the board members were appointed to two-year terms beginning January 1st.
The Assembly met Thursday night to interview eight candidates for the three open seats.
- Stuart DeWitt, Nick Davis and Joe Thompson were inducted into the Gold Medal Hall of Fame.
- On Saturday at the Juneau Lions Club 71st Annual Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, Lion Steve Brandner was chosen as the recipient of the Walter A. Soboleff Achievement Award, the tournament’s highest honor.
- Shutting down the oil platforms will allow Hilcorp to reduce the amount of natural gas flowing in the leaking pipeline.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.