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Hospital board seat open after resignation

Scribner retires; ends on high note

GRANGEVILLE — A seat is available on the Syringa Hospital Board of Trustees and a new member is currently being sought.

Trustee Scott Scribner resigned his position last week.

“I prefer to call it a retirement rather than resigning,” chuckled Scribner. “I am definitely leaving on a high note – it’s all good.”

Scribner said he is “100 percent supportive” of the hospital and its projects.

“But … I recently had a birthday,” he laughed. “It’s time to move on to some other projects.”

Scribner completed a four-year term and started a six-year term last May, serving five years in all.

According to board chair David Green, the remainder of the term is four and one-half years; however, the replacement will only serve until the next election which is May 2015. Then the position will be filled in the election for the rest of the term.

“We hope to have a replacement appointed by the Sept. 22 board meeting,” Green said.

Any elector in the hospital district can apply for the position. The district covers all of Idaho County except for the Cottonwood School District.

To be considered for this position, those interested should send a letter of interest by Friday, Aug. 29, to board clerk Dina Cervantes, Syringa Hospital and Clinics, 607 West Main Street, Grangeville, ID 83530 or e-mail

Syringa Hospital is currently undertaking a major remodeling effort to improve accessibility and comfort for hospital patrons. The hospital board meets monthly on the fourth Monday of each month. In addition there are committee meetings and additional responsibilities throughout the year for this volunteer position.

“To be a good board member I think you need to be available for the meetings and I just need to take some time to do some other things,” Scribner said. “It’s time for some new ideas and I am hoping someone else is excited to come in and share their skills. I am leaving behind a wonderful experience and some really good friends.”

For information about Syringa Hospital and Clinics, log onto For questions call the hospital at 983-1700.


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