Livingston HealthCare Foundation Names New Board Chair

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 our community.”

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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