Livingston HealthCare Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of
Ruth Striegel Weissman as the next Chair of the Board of Directors. She
replaces David Stanley, who served as Chair from 2013 until June 1, 2016.
Livingston HealthCare Foundation was established to support the medical
services and educational programs of Livingston HealthCare. Recently,
Livingston HealthCare was named one of the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals
(CAHs) in the United States by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).
“We are thrilled that Ruth has accepted the position,” said
Sally O’Connor, Executive Director of the Livingston HealthCare
Foundation. “Her knowledge, integrity, and leadership style will
be an excellent fit for the Foundation and for Livingston HealthCare.
We are confident that Ruth has the vision and skills to lead the Livingston
HealthCare Foundation into the future, supporting the health needs of
Ruth Weissman is a faculty member and former provost and vice-president
for academic affairs at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
She is internationally renowned for her research on eating and weight
disorders. Prior to joining the faculty at Wesleyan, she was on the research
staff in the Department of Psychology at Yale University (New Haven, CT).
Weissman earned a Diploma in Psychology (Eberhard-Karls-Universität,
Tübingen, Germany) and a PhD in Clinical Psychology (University of
South Carolina, Columbia, SC). Ruth and her husband, Walt, live on Snowy
Range Ranch in Paradise Valley.
The Foundation’s capital campaign to help equip and construct the
new Livingston HealthCare medical center was conducted under the leadership
of David Stanley. To date, $9.6 million of a $10 million goal has been
raised. “David has shown exemplary dedication to the Foundation
and to the fundraising efforts,” Weissman stated. “David certainly
has set the bar high for anyone coming in to fill his position. I am very
happy that he has agreed to stay on the Foundation Board for at least
another year. His ongoing involvement will provide continuity as we plan
for the future.”
“Livingston is a unique community,” Weissman continued. “While
many small towns in America are shrinking and are losing access to medical
care, the people of Livingston successfully work together to build for
a vibrant future. The new medical center is a perfect expression of this
community’s commitment to neighbors helping neighbors. I am grateful
to the hospital staff, foundation board members, and the greater Livingston
community for having made this new hospital and clinic possible. It is
an honor for me to be a part of it and to serve this community as Chair
of the Foundation Board.”
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