Another change to DCHS Board of Trustees with Chairperson stepping down

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IRON MOUNTAIN, Mich. (WLUC) - The Dickinson County Healthcare System is moving forward in their restructuring plans. As of Thursday they are doing so with a new chairperson after Bill Edberg stepped down.

"He's been the chairperson for many, many years and he was interested in if anyone else would step to be the chair,” Interim CEO Jeanne Goche said. “He was very open to that, but he also wanted to stay on the board to get through this more difficult time."

In a meeting Thursday the board chose Margaret Minerick to take over his position.

In a statement released by the hospital she said she was looking forward to the opportunity, saying in part "I am committed to stabilizing this health system and to ensure that DCHS provides care for the people of this community for years to come."

This is just one of the many board changes the hospital has seen in the last few months. But it's all changes the Interim CEO Jeanne Goche says are going to be positive moving forward.

"I am feeling very good about the shifts in leadership and the teamwork that's going on,” Goche said. “It really is a team effort with the interim staff, with Bart Stupak, with the board and with the staff that are here. It's just been a remarkable privilege to work with this team as we are moving forward in a positive way."

Hospital staff says continued community support is also critical to move forward.

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