Contact: Allison Linville
Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Luther Campbell Honored as Board Member Emeritus
WHITEFISH, MT – August 7, 2017: The North Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Luther Campbell of Whitefish, MT and San Antonio, TX was elected as Foundation Board Member Emeritus at the annual meeting on July 12, 2017. This recognition is in honor of Mr. Campbell’s significant leadership contributions toward building and maintaining a strong community based hospital and healthcare system in Whitefish and the North Valley service area over the past 20 years. The Foundation Board Member Emeritus status gives Mr. Campbell a lifetime non-voting seat on the Foundation Board of Directors. The honor has only been bestowed on one other community member, Mr. Jake Heckathorn, also a lifelong friend, advocate and supporter of North Valley Hospital.
Luther Campbell has served on the North Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for 13+ years and was intimately involved in two significant capital campaigns. Campbell was involved with the initial campaign that raised $6.7 million to help build the new North Valley Hospital in 2007, and helped lead a subsequent campaign raising $1.3 million to expand the Birthing Center in 2015.
Luther and his wife Dorothy moved to Whitefish in 1996. The Campbells are Texas residents with a home in San Antonio and have been married for 47 years. Luther has a BBA in Accounting from Texas A & I University, and served as a Supply Officer for the United States Navy for four years. He retired as a partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers after thirty years serving in various leadership positions with the international accounting firm specializing in energy and tax.
In addition to Mr. Campbell’s service to the North Valley Hospital Foundation Board, he has served on the Board of Directors of Alpine Theatre Project and the Lion Mountain Owners Association. He is an avid golfer, shotgun shooter, boater and hiker.
The North Valley Hospital Foundation, the Board and the staff of North Valley Hospital wish to share their gratitude and immense respect for Mr. Campbell and all that he has done for the medical institution. His new status as Board Member Emeritus will afford him the ability to continue to be a presence at the table as North Valley Hospital navigates through evolving healthcare changes. He will offer careful guidance to address the philanthropic challenges that rural critical access hospitals face today.
About North Valley Hospital: North Valley Hospital is a 501©(3), non-profit community Critical Access hospital and affiliate of Kalispell Regional Healthcare. North Valley Hospital is the first hospital in Montana to be affiliated with Planetree. Planetree is a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create patient centered care in healing environments. North Valley Hospital receives no tax support for its services. The hospital and its outreach clinics serve Flathead and Lincoln counties. ###