Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board of Directors

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Lois Hedg-Peth • Chairperson

Lois Hedg-Peth is a retired executive who worked in the telecommunications and energy industries in the US, UK and Canada. Her expertise includes start-ups, turnarounds, and growth for large divisions of major companies. Her passion for health care stems from seeing the strengths and weaknesses of various health care systems around the world.

Lois serves on the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board in order to help insure that Marcus Daly continues to provide quality, affordable, local healthcare that enhances living in the Bitterroot Valley.

In her free time, Lois enjoys hiking, cycling, and learning to fly fish with her husband Scott.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

John Bishop, CEO • Secretary/Treasurer

The new Chief Executive Officer at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, John Bishop, is on the ground and rapidly coming up to speed on his new job.

Prior to joining Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital, John was the President of the St. Charles Health System in Prineville and Bend, OR., and the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Madison Valley Medical Center in Ennis, Montana.

Raised in Bozeman, Bishop got degrees in business and accounting from Montana State University and then jumped into the private sector, working for Murdoch’s Farm and Ranch Supply in their home office in Bozeman doing corporate accounting.

Tom Anderson Vice Chair

Tom Anderson • Vice Chair

Tom Anderson retired from a 35-year career in the utility industry in 2010. His career included business management, project management and business/technical consulting. He has considerable knowledge and extensive experience in utility operations, geo-spatial outage management, asset and workforce management solutions which he applied to the development of business strategy, improvement of business processes and leverage technology.

Tom was a frequent contributor to the utility industry through leadership, speaking at major conferences, facilitating workshops and authoring technical articles.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Susannah Benjamin • Director

Susannah Benjamin is a retired registered nurse who is honored and enthused to extend her career by being a member of the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board of Directors with a focus on patient care and nursing staff. Prior to serving on the MDMH Board, Susannah worked in the cardiac surgery ICU at the NYU Medical Center and the renal transplant ICU at the New York Hospital/Cornell Medical Center. She has also managed a private plastic surgery practice.

Susannah is passionate about community service, shown by her past volunteer activities which include serving as president of the Friends of the Stamford Symphony in Stamford, CT and serving on the Symphony Board and as the president of the Friends of the Darby Library in Darby, MT.

In her free time, Susannah enjoys hiking, biking, fly fishing, cross country skiing, playing bridge, golfing and reading.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Lawrence Brouwer, MD • Director

Dr. Brouwer has been practicing family medicine in Hamilton, MT since 2001, private practice with his wife, Kathleen Harder-Brouwer, MD at Ravalli Family Medicine since 2004, and has been a hospitalist at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital since the program’s inception.

Dr. Brouwer chose to serve on the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board of Directors in order to improve the health care of the Bitterroot Valley community, striving to represent the viewpoint of Primary Care and Hospitalist Medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Brouwer is an avid cyclist and amateur photographer.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Linda Dodds, RN • Director

Linda Dodds is an ANCC certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a sub-specialty in Oncology and has been practicing at Stanford Healthcare in Palo Alto, CA for over 30 years. Linda’s prior work experience and endeavors include Oncology Clinic Nurse Manager for the Ambulatory Treatment Unit and Endoscopy Suites at Stanford Healthcare, Nurse Practitioner in the Stanford Breast Oncology Clinic, and both academic and clinical research.

Linda’s belief in volunteerism and giving back to the community prompted her to join the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board of Directors in October 2017. She has volunteered at the Darby Bread Box, Darby Library and Marcus Daly Hospital Auxiliary.

In her free time, Linda enjoys hiking, horseback riding and dance as time permits.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Lisa Glenn • Director

Lisa Glenn is a licensed CPA in the State of Montana and owns a tax practice that serves clients throughout the Northwest. Her previous professional career includes working for a large, regional CPA firms in Nevada, Colorado and Montana. She is skilled and proficient at providing consultation and tax reporting on entities and individuals at the local, state and federal level.

Lisa has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants since 1998 and a member of the Montana Society of Public Accountants since 2006 and has served on numerous charity boards, including the Children’s Museum of Durango, CO and the Daly Mansion’s Preservation Trust in Hamilton, MT. She is a current member of the Scholarship Committee of the Greater Ravalli Foundation. Additionally, she has volunteered her time as an instructor of Financial Management with the Ravalli County Economic Development Authority since 2010.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Mark Jergens, MD • Director

Dr. Jergens practiced Emergency Medicine for 35+ years and is currently a medical malpractice risk management consultant. He was the Chief Medical Officer for MDMH (04-06) and a member of the MDMH Foundation Board (06-09). He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Tom Korst • Director

Tom Korst is the superintendent of Hamilton Public Schools and has worked in education for nearly 20 years. As superintendent, the school district has passed two operating levies for nearly $900,000 and a 9.75 million dollar building bond and received several awards for improving dual enrollment (high school students earning college credit); named to Advanced Placement Honor Roll; ranked as a Top Five high school in Montana and earned AdvancED Accreditation.

Tom is a doctoral candidate for the University of Montana and is researching the level of congruence between principals’ perceived teacher performance and principals’ recorded teacher performance as recorded in evaluations in Montana. Tom joined the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board of Directors in order to be an active participant in the community where he lives and build a strong relationship between the school district and hospital.

Tom’s personal interests include enjoying the outdoors, reading and spending time with his family.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Robert (Bob) Whalen • Director

Robert Whalen is the President of First Security Bank in Ravalli County and has actively worked in the financial industry for over thirty years. Prior to his career in finance, he was employed by an international commodity trade organization specializing in government to government grain trade.

Robert strongly believes that the health of a community has a direct correlation to the wealth of the community and that the community’s health care organization is the foundation to a strong growth oriented economy.

In his free time, Robert enjoys all outdoor activities relating to fly fishing, cycling and backcountry adventure.

Timothy Woods, MD Director

Timothy Woods, MD • Director

Dr. Woods is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomate. Dr. Woods serves on the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital Board because he was asked to serve and has a vested interest in the long-term success of Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital.

In his free time, Dr. Woods enjoys motorcycles, spending time with his grandkids and lawn care.

Lois Hedg-Peth Chairperson

Bret Young • Director

Bret Young retired from Bechtel after 35 years managing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of oil, gas and chemical facilities around the world. Bret has worked in project development, technology and EPC business development and project execution for large complex projects.

One of the key reasons that Bret, his wife Susan, and their boys (Dean and Will) moved to Hamilton in 1998 was to access quality health care at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital for family and friends. Now that he is retired, he would like to contribute to Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital’s continued success.

In his free time, Bret enjoys fly fishing, hiking, trap shooting and travel.


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