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SAN ANDREAS, CA – September 9, 2020 - Five new community members have recently been appointed to serve on the Mark Twain Medical Centers (MTMC) Community Board.
The mission and purpose of the MTMC Hospital Community Board is: (a) provide local oversight of quality of care delivered in the local hospital; (b) oversee medical staff functions; and (c) to provide advice and counsel to the Dignity Health/Dignity Care Boards that reflects the communities and markets served by local facilities. Some Hospital Community Boards support individual facilities; others support several facilities in the same region or market.
“This is an exceptional board made up of caring, dedicated and well accomplished leaders, stated Doug Archer, CEO and President of MTMC. “We are grateful for the service that these individuals give. I am looking very forward to working with these new board members and our existing board in further enhancing the team dynamics that will continue to be of tremendous value and support of our Mission, Vision and Values.”
The newly appointed board members representing the community are:
Angels Camp resident Sal Lo Franco, a retired Firefighter and Division Chief, who has been very active with the Hospital Foundation Board for over ten years serving on the Doris Barger Golf Tournament. Sal has served on the Lighting and Landscaping Special District for the homeowners of Greenhorn Creek Community; he served as the appointed Greenhorn Creek Advisor Board for the homeowners of Greenhorn Creek Community and later as the Board Chairperson. Prior to moving to Calaveras County Sal was a Member of the Chamber of Commerce of the City of Scotts Valley and a Member of the Scotts Valley Lions Club and later as the Club President.
Larry Smith is a Murphys generational family resident, who has recently retired after forty five years as an Educator. Who served 30 years at Bret Harte High School as a teacher, coach, counselor, and member of the Administrative Team, and then went on to serve at Christian Family Learning Center, Angels Camp, a private Christian elementary school as the Principal/Superintendent. Larry has served on Foothill Community Church Board, CFLC school board, and was the past Murphys Community Club President.
In addition to the above three new community members, there are two local MTMC Medical Staff new board members who are joining the existing board and staff members:
MTMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Pardeep Athwal, Radiologist who joined MTMC in 2017, and lives just outside of San Andreas.
Dr. Athwal received his Doctor of Medicine at the St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine Internship at the University Hospital of Brooklyn followed by his Diagnostic Radiology residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center. He completed his Musculoskeletal fellowship at the University of Utah Medical Center.