Moore Retires From Union Hospital Board After Nearly 31 Years

Robert E. Moore Jr. (left) accepts a retirement appreciation gift from James E. Knisely, president of the Union Hospital Board of Trustees.

Pat Warther

The Union Hospital Board of Trustees is honoring the contributions of one of its long-serving members as he retires from the Board.

Robert E. Moore Jr. of New Philadelphia originally was appointed to the hospital’s 17-member volunteer Board in 1984, and has provided nearly 31 years of service to Union, its staff and the community it serves. He retired from the Board following its meeting this week.

“Union Hospital, its patients and the entire Tuscarawas Valley have benefited from the service and contributions to the hospital by Robert Moore,” said Bruce James, president and chief executive officer of Union Hospital. “We are fortunate that in this community we have people like Mr. Moore who are not only willing, but are totally dedicated to lending their knowledge, expertise and valuable time to the hospital.”

Moore, a retired accountant, will be replaced on the Board of Trustees by Pat Warther of New Philadelphia. Warther, a registered nurse, is the executive director of the Tuscarawas Clinic for the Working Uninsured at Dover and previously served as an administrator in an area nursing home.

“Pat provides the Board with an expertise and interest on both the patient care side and the administration side of the healthcare industry,” James said. “She will join a Board that is committed to providing the very best in care possible at Union Hospital for the residents of the area.”

Other members of the hospital’s Board of Trustees are:

  • James E. Knisely of New Philadelphia, chairman
  • Robert A. Horn of Dover, vice chairman
  • Craig B. Laughlin of Dover, treasurer
  • James is the secretary of the Board
  • Lois E. Andreas of Ragersville
  • C. Jason Deeds of Dover
  • John E. Dooling of Dover
  • Anne E. Geib of Dover
  • Kevin E. Gray of Gnadenhutten
  • Perry L. Hershberger of New Philadelphia
  • John R. Herzig of Dover
  • James J. Pringle of Dover
  • Agnes K. Swigart of New Philadelphia
  • Mark N. Kubina, MD
  • William V. Swoger, DO
  • Joseph N. Zemis, MD

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