Most of CMMC Board Replaced by Edwards
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 1972 Quinn Named Chairman— Most of CMMC Board Replaced by Edwards By MERRILEE LEATHERAN Journal Staff Writer Gov. Edwin Edwards an-nounced late Friday afternoon in Baton Rouge that all but three of Confederate Memo-rial Medical Center's Board of Directors will be replaced by new members — three of them black. Those renamed to the hospi-tal board are Dr. James W. Tucker of Shreveport and Dr. Jackie D. Huekaby of Coush-atta. Jack Clayton of Bossier City, whose term has not yet expired, also will stay. HAROLD K. QUINN re-places T. B. Lanford as board chairman. The board's vice chairman, Tony A. Pernici, goes off the CMMC board but is slated for another appointment to be an-nounced by Gov. Edwards in the fall. New board members repre-senting Caddo Parish are Dr. J. Dudley Taifoot, who re-places Pernici; Dr. W. J. Hill Jr., who replaces Dr. A. J. Mullen; Dr. Bernard M. Kalstone, who replaces Gen. Spencer Hardy; the Rev. Abraham E. Davis, who re-places Dr. Charles Black: and Ralph R. Hall, who replaces the late Dr. George Woolhan-dler. Claiborne P a r i s h is tobe represented by Mrs. Anna Laurie Wi.Vler of Homer. She replaces Dr. S. A. Tatum, mayor of Homer. Andre Joyce of Minden, replacing W. H. Thompson, and Wilbur T. Purvis, replacing Roger Silver of Mansfield, are new DeSoto Parish representatives. BOARD VETERANS Clay-ton and Drs. Huckaby and Tucker represent Bossier, Red River and Caddo Parishes, respectively. The seat resigned by Dr. Aaron Urssery of Arcadia will remain vacant, leaving Bien-ville Parish without represen-tation. Rev. Davis, Hall and Purvis will become the first blacks to sit on CMMC's board when they are sworn into office. A LETTER dated Aug. 10 and addressed to Secretary of State Wade 0. Martin has been sent issuing commissions to the new board. Letters also have been mailed to those who are to receive the com-missions. The newly-named board members are to be sworn in as soon as they receive their commissions from the secre-tary of state and will take office immediately. However, those taking office can expect to serve only a short time on Confederate's board. All terms will expire on Jan. 1, 1973, when the Confederate board is abol-ished and the new superboard of health goes into effect. THE SUPERBOARD, which was c r e a t e d by the last session of the legislature, consolidates 59 former state agencies into one. Besides the superboard of health, there will be a state-wide advisory board to the superboard, but no individual advisory boards from state hospitals such as CMMC or Charity Hospital in New Or-leans. An earlier statement from Baton Rouge this week em-phasized that any new ap-pointments to the CMMC board should not in any way mean or imply that any of these new appointees will be named to either the super-board or to the statewise advisory board. THOUGH THE short-term board will be doing a sort of "mop up" job, they could make several vital decisions which would affect both Confederate and LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, since Confederate is the teach-ing hospital for the medical school. One question being aired with the announcement of the new hospital board is whether or not the board will retain Dr. Edgar Galloway as hispi-tal director. Shreveport legislator Alp-honse Jackson some months back brought this question into public focus when he voiced complaints about treat ment of black hospital em-ploves. At that time, Jackson said he also sought to have at least: two blacks seated on the board of directors. . T. B. LANFORD, stepping down as chairman, said he felt most of the new appoint-ees "will make good board members and I wish them all good luck." He added that he would be more than willing to help the new board in any way he could. Dr. A. ,T. Mullen, who now retires as public relations chairman, said he was "very surprised by the announce-ments, but no comment." New chairman Harold K. Oninn was unavailable for comment.
|Title||Most of CMMC Board Replaced by Edwards|
Edwards, Edwin W. (Washington), 1927-
Confederate Memorial Medical Center Board of Directors (Shreveport, La.)
Quinn, Harold K.
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