Dr. Jeffrey Berkosky resigned from the Delta County Memorial Hospital board of directors at at the March 21 hospital board meeting. His hospital board service will end at the April board meeting.
Dr. Berkosky made the decision to step down as a hospital board member based on a recent federal government decision requiring him to become a hospital employee if he wanted to continue to work at Internal Medicine Associates. Internal Medicine Associates is owned by Delta County Memorial Hospital. Dr. Berkosky felt this could represent a conflict of interest, being an employee and serving on the hospital board.
"The DCMH administration supports Dr. Berkosky's decision to continue his medical practice, and thanks him for his two years of serving on the hospital board," stated CEO Jason Cleckler.
The DCMH board of directors anticipates appointing a new board member at the April board meeting to fill the two remaining years of Dr. Berkosky's term.
Community members who would like to be considered for Dr. Berkosky's seat on the hospital board can contact the DCMH administration office at 874-2285.
Within the next 60 days there will also be two vacancies on the Delta County Memorial Hospital board of directors which will be filled by voters. David Lane, CPA, president of the DCMH board, is up for re-election for one board vacancy and there is one seat which is term-limited and will be vacated by John Breitnauer, pharmacist from Cedaredge, that will need to be filled.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.