Houston Co. Commissioners will soon appoint new health care board

Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 5:11 PM CDT
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In just a few days, Houston County commissioners will appoint new board members to the Southeast Alabama Health Care Authority.

These appointments come up every two years, and each term is six years.

Each commissioner will make three appointments to the board, which will be chosen from a pool of three submitted by Southeast Health.

Commissioners can either choose new board members or reappoint current ones.

Commission Chairman, Mark Culver, explained why these appointments should matter to everyone in the Wiregrass.

"They run and set policies for the largest employer in our community,” said Culver.

“The medical community is our biggest employer here, and certainly Southeast Health provides healthcare to not just citizens in Houston County, but throughout the region. So, this is by far the most important board that we appoint," Culver said.

Thirteen people, including the Chief of Staff, are chosen to sit on the board.

The names will be announced Monday at the Houston County Commission meeting.