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New Members Appointed to New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees

WILMINGTON – New Hanover Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees and a new chairman of the board. The new members will serve three-year terms.

H. David Swain is one of the newly appointed trustees. He is the owner of Swain & Associates development company. Michael Wilkinson, Ph.D., is also joining the Board of Trustees and is the chief information officer at PPD. John D. “Jack” Fuller recently retired from General Electric after a 37 year career and will be assuming the role of Chairman of the Board.

The new trustees will be replacing Larry Clark and David Sims, Jr., who have rotated off the board after nine years of service. Sims has spent the last two years as New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Chairman of the Board and Clark most recently served as the Chairman of the Finance Committee.

Neill Musselwhite, M.D., is moving off the Board, having served his term as Immediate Past Chief of Staff. The medical staff’s representation on the Board now includes Robert Lubanksi, Jr., M.D., as Chief of Staff, Henry Patel, M.D., as Chief of Staff-Elect, and George “Van” Huffmon, M.D., as Immediate Past Chief of Staff.

Other officers on the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees include John Pace, M.D., as Vice-Chairman, Ron Isyk as Treasurer, Helyn Lofton as Secretary, and Members at Large Bobby Greer and Richard “Dick” McGraw.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center thanks all of the members of its Board of Trustees for their countless hours and dedication to the organization. The Board of Trustees is comprised of volunteers who are appointed by New Hanover County Commissioners with representation from Pender County.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 4,500 jobs directly and another 3,000 jobs indirectly.

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