Last week in addition to celebrating one of my favorite days of the entire year, Thanksgiving, we also held the last MCDH Board of Directors meeting (for the time being at least) in which Camille Ranker and Don Tucker participated as Directors on the Board. Camille and Don have served our hospital for over 40 years in total. Camille has been on the Hospital Board for 23 years. Don served on the Planning Committee for many years before finally accepting a seat on the Board 6 years ago.
They have both seen this hospital through a very difficult time, from a hospital on the brink of bankruptcy to one of the great success stories of hospitals in the United States today. We will never be able to completely thank them for their service and their dedication. And we will miss their wisdom and advice very much. Best of luck to both of you as you take a very well earned break from hospital governance. During this time of thanksgiving, I would like to thank both of you for everything that you have done for our hospital and for what you have meant to our hospital. On this Thanksgiving, I am thankful for both of you.