January 26, 2006
BATTLES APPOINTED TO MAURY REGIONAL HOSPITAL BOARD
Charlotte G. Battles, executive director of The King’s Daughters’ School, has been appointed to the Maury Regional Hospital Board of Trustees. The announcement was made during the hospital’s first board meeting of the year, following county commission approval on January 17.
Mrs. Battles, who is in her 22nd year as executive director at King’s Daughters’, has been a Columbia resident since 1970. She has been active in civic and local affairs, serving as a board member and chairperson of Maury Alliance. Mrs. Battles was a member of the first class of Leadership Maury and is also a graduate of Leadership Tennessee. She has the distinction of being the first female to join the Rotary Club of Columbia and served as its president in 2000. She and her husband, Jerry, are members of First United Methodist Church in Columbia.
“We are honored to have Mrs. Battles join the board of trustees,” said Robert Otwell, CEO, Maury Regional Hospital. “She has been an active member of our community for more than 30 years and will be an asset to the board.”
Mrs. Battles was appointed to serve a three-year term, filling the position vacated by Mr. Harlan Bowsher who elected not to be reappointed to the board.
Mr. Bowsher served as a member of the hospital board of trustees for 26 years. During that time, he served as chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee, Professional Contracts Committee and Internal Audit Committee. In addition, he made contributions as a member of the Physician Liaison Committee, Pension Plan Committee, Land Ad Hoc Committee and Physician Recruitment Committee.
“I would like to thank Harlan Bowser for his dedicated service to Maury Regional Hospital. For 26 years, he has faithfully served this hospital and the citizens of our community. We are deeply grateful for his contributions,” said Otwell.