Health Network Announces New Board Members
Include David Dixon, Clinton Boothby and Leslie Gatchell
October 29, 2012
Dr. David Dixon
Franklin Community Health Network (FCHN) President Rebecca Ryder announces the appointment of three new community members to the FCHN/Franklin Memorial Hospital board of directors: Dr. David Dixon of Strong, Clinton Boothby of Livermore, and Leslie Gatchell of Jay.
Dr. David Dixon is a surgeon who came to the area in 1969 after finishing his surgical residency at Maine Medical Center. From the start, Dr. Dixon always had a vision of a health care that would serve the community—combining the best clinical medicine with the best preventive medicine—in a network that would make health care available to all. After his retirement from his surgical medical practice, he served as FCHN vice president for medical staff affairs and education for five years, retiring from that post in 2011. Dr. Dixon was instrumental in establishing Franklin Memorial Hospital’s partnership as a teaching site with the Maine Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in 2009.
Clinton Boothby, Esq., is a partner at Boothby Perry, LLC formerly Boothby Law, LLC. He received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and resource economics from the University of Maine and later his juris doctor degree from the University of Maine School of Law. He is a member of the Oxford County Trial Lawyers Association. Before attending law school, Boothby was a co-owner/manager of Century Elm Farms in Livermore. He is a former chair of the MSAD 36 board of directors, as well as a former chair of the Livermore board of appeals.
Leslie Gatchell is a retired middle school teacher and athletic coach who collectively served 29 years in Livermore Falls, Rumford, and Mexico schools. He received his bachelor’s degree from Farmington State Teacher’s College and his master’s degree from the University of Maine. He is currently the president of the Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
They join board members Connie Adler, Ron Aseltine, Joseph Bujold, Sheena Bunnell, Gilly Hitchcock, Jef Howell, Peter Judkins, Dr. Robert O'Reilly, Paul Soucie, Meredith Tipton, Carol Timberlake, Tim Wallace, Doug Walrath, and Waine Whittier.
“These individuals give unselfishly of their time and talent to assure area residents that the organization continues to provide high quality care to all,” said Ryder. “At a time when our health care system is subject to substantive reform changes, residents of Greater Franklin County can be assured that the network’s future direction is being guided by these highly committed and competent community leaders.”
Franklin Community Health Network is an independent community health care network that includes Franklin Memorial Hospital, Franklin Health medical practices, Evergreen Behavioral Services, NorthStar EMS, and the Healthy Community Coalition of Greater Franklin County.
To learn more, view FCHN’s 2011/2012 annual report online at www.fchn.org/about/annual-report. To request a printed annual report, contact the Community Relations office at 779-2555 or 1-800-398-6031, ext. 2555.
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