Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital CEO Appointed Secretary Of Western North Carolina Health Network Board Of Directors

Friday, March 1, 2019
Mark Kimball
Mark Kimball

Mark Kimball, CEO of Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital, has been appointed secretary of the executive committee of Western North Carolina Health Network after serving on the board of directors for the past year. Mr. Kimball was elected as an officer by the board at their annual meeting on Feb. 23 and will serve on the executive committee for the next two years.

“I am proud to expand my role with this important organization, alongside leaders of every hospital in the western North Carolina region,” said Mr. Kimball. “As members of the WNC Health Network, Erlanger has a duty to help improve community health.” 

WNC Health Network is an alliance of hospitals working together to improve health and health care in western North Carolina. Its board of directors is comprised of leaders representing every hospital in the region.

“Collaboration across communities and stakeholders is at the heart of what we do at WNC Health Network, and we are thrilled to have Mark’s leadership in this work,” said WNC Health Network Executive Director Marian Arledge. “His deep expertise in rural health and critical access issues will strengthen our efforts to create healthy and thriving communities in our region.”

For more information about WNC Health Network, please visit www.wnchn.org.


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