Mayor and chamber president appointed to Lakewood Regional Medical Center's governing board

Lakewood - Lakewood Regional Medical Center (LRMC) has announced the appointment of two new community members to its Governing Board: Joe Esquivel and John Kelsall.The LRMC Governing Board is comprised of community members and medical staff. The board is responsible for recommending and implementing hospital policy, promoting quality patient care, providing for the organizational management of the hospital and ensuring that the mission, vision and values of the hospital are fulfilled. Joe Esquivel, who is currently serving as Mayor of Lakewood. He was first elected to the Lakewood City Council in 1990. In addition to his service to the city, Esquivel is a volunteer basketball and football coach. He is also a coordinator for the Rotary Club's annual Project Shepherd, a holiday assistance program for families. John Kelsall is the President of the Greater Lakewood Chamber of Commerce. He is also on the board of the Lakewood YMCA, the Long Beach Education and Business Advisory Council, the Rotary Club of Lakewood and SELACO Workforce Investment. "We are fortunate to have individuals with the track record and experience of Joe Esquval and John Kelsall join our board. They will work well with the other proven leaders that sit on our board," said Don Lorack, Interim CEO, Lakewood Regional Medical Center. "The efforts of our Governing Board are critical to the success of our facility. The board's guidance, vision and wisdom can directly impact patient care and community service."

********** Published: March 26, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 49