The Moffat County Commissioners recently named a new member to The Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. Their appointment was Moffat County resident Cathrine Blevins.
The TMH Board consists of four members residing within Craig city limits and three from across the county. Blevins has been a county resident for more than 13 years and like her predecessor, Tinneal Gerber — who resigned in September to focus on her job as financial director for Moffat County School District — has a wealth of experience in the fiscal sector.
Blevins is an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer for Yampa Valley Bank. She also has a bachelor’s degree in business with a minor in finance.
“I come to the board with an open mind and hopefully a different perspective that, along with my education and experience, will be beneficial,” Blevins said in a hospital press release.
Current board members were enthusiastic about the commissioners’ selection, with Blevins serving the term through the beginning of 2016.
“Cathrine’s knowledge about finance will be beneficial,” Chairman Don Cook said. “Tinneal served on the Finance Committee and was able to learn quickly the complexities of hospital finance. I think Cathrine will be able to get up to speed quickly.”
Blevins said she does not have any specific areas of concern regarding the hospital and that she will need some time “to know what is working and what could be improved.”
“I look forward to changing that as I become more familiar with the hospital through working with the board,” she said.
Although this will be the first time Blevins has partnered with hospital administration, she is no stranger to aspects of the medical field. Before her time with Yampa Valley Bank, she also served as a case manager for the Moffat County Department of Social Services. She worked with elderly and disabled clients during that time, learning about health care issues like Medicare and patient privacy regulation and compliance.
Blevins and her husband, Marty, have two adult sons living in Texas, as well as a daughter who is a junior at Moffat County High School.
Andy Bockelman can be reached at 970-875-1793 or abockelman@CraigDailyPress.com.