At the May hospital board meeting, Skyline Hospital appointed Jonathan Blake as its new board member.
Former hospital commissioner Charlie Hogue resigned last month after he accepted a position as a railroad union representative and had to move to Washington, DC.
Blake, co-owner of McCoy-Holliston Insurance, Inc, will serve on the hospital until he's re-elected in 2015.
"We're happy to have Jonathan on board," says board president Don Schaack. "We believe he will make an excellent addition to our team."
"I believe that Skyline Hospital is an important fixture to this community," said Blake of his recent appointment, "and want to do my part to help it succeed and prosper."
Blake is a familiar face in White Salmon. He grew up here, attended Columbia High School, and subsequently Western Washington University in Bellingham.
He worked in the brokerage industry in Seattle for 10 years, but returned to White Salmon in 2001, where he now lives with his wife, Martha and son, Ian.
Skyline Hospital, the only public hospital in the Gorge, offers personalized, professional medical care. It serves the community with quality care in emergencies and trauma, obstetrics, surgery, physical therapy, cardio-pulmonary, laboratory, and radiology.
The core medical staff personnel are the physicians of the NorthShore Medical Group; however, Skyline's excellent general surgeon is a designated trauma doctor and their 24/7 emergency department doctors are some of the finest in the Gorge.