HRMC Board Members and Officers
August 22, 2016
Huron, SD – Dr. Karl Blessinger was re-elected as board chairman and three new board members were elected for Huron Regional Medical Center (HRMC) at the June board meeting.
Dr. Blessinger, who is a pathologist at HRMC, has served on the hospital board since January 2011 and previously served seven years on as a board member and board chair. The board also Deb Kuhler as vice chair, Doug Balvin as secretary and Tom Hansen and treasurer.
New hospital board members include David McGirr, president and chief operating officer for AgSense, Justin Picek, owner and president of Picek Construction Company and Laurie Solem, administrator for SunQuest Healthcare. Doug Balvin was also re-elected to a third and final term.
HRMC is a private, not-for-profit organization. When the ownership of Huron’s hospital passed from the Fransciscan Sisters to a locally-owned, private corporation (Huron Regional Medical Center, Inc.) in 1978, those involved in the purchase wanted to ensure Huron’s community hospital would be governed by a board of directors reflecting a broad-base of the community.
The volunteer board consists of three members recommended by the medical staff, one recommended by the City of Huron and one recommended by the Beadle County Commission. The other board members are elected at large. Each board member is elected for a three-year term and can serve up to three consecutive terms.
The property, funds, affairs and business of HRMC are managed by the board of directors, which is vested with the powers and authority conferred by the laws of South Dakota. More information about HRMC and the governing board is available at www.huronregional.org/about-us.
- Dr. Karl Blessinger, HRMC board chair
- Deb Kuhler, vice chair
- Doug Balvin, secretary
- Tom Hansen, treasurer
David McGirr, Justin Picek, Laurie Solem, new HRMC board members
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