Jerry Kennedy joined the board of commissioners for the public hospital district that runs Coulee Medical Center last week.
Kennedy was sworn in at the regular monthly meeting of the commissioners of Douglas, Grant, Lincoln, Okanogan Hospital District 6.
A former emergency medical technician and past president of the Coulee Medical Foundation, Kennedy has long been interested in a strong hospital for the area.
He is a principal at Foisy and Kennedy Insurance and Real Estate.
Former commissioner and chairman Rick King accepted a plaque honoring his 14 years of service on the commission.
In other business, Chief Executive Officer Scott Graham reported the hospital and clinics had taken in some $2.8 million in gross patient revenue in April for a $60,000 net gain.
Graham said the addition of another surgeon to the medical facility is making a difference for its bottom line.
The average daily census for the 25-bed facility was 19.93 in April.