Donald H. McGee of Roxbury joins health foundation board
Margaretville — Donald H. McGee has been appointed to the Margaretville Health Foundation Board of Directors. McGee, a retired publishing executive, was twice voted Publisher of the Year by Publisher’s Weekly.
A graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, McGee also has a Ph.D. in Adolescent Behavior from Michigan State and a second PhD in Behavioral Science from the University of Virginia.
In addition to his professional accomplishments, McGee is an experienced volunteer fund-raiser. He has led capital campaigns for a new school associated with a church in Pennsylvania as well as campaigns for St. Mary’s Hospital and Chandler Hall Nursing Facility also in Pennsylvania and for St. Mary’s Hospital in Palm Beach, Florida.
In making the announcement, Heather Brighton, chair of the Foundation’s board of directors said, “Don McGee is going to be an enormous asset to our board. He is bringing a depth of knowledge that is going to be invaluable as we plan and organize a capital campaign for the hospital and residential care center.
“Having received care at the Margaretville Hospital” McGee commented, “I know firsthand the professionalism and high quality of care provided there.”
He continued, “When I was admitted to Margaretville Hospital, I didn’t know what to expect because I had just moved to the area. I wasn’t sure that a small community hospital could respond to an emergency brought on by my heart condition. From the moment I entered the emergency department, I was amazed at the level of specialized care, the skill and the compassion shown by the staff. A year later, when I was approached to serve on the foundation’s board of directors, I did not hesitate.”
The Margaretville Health Foundation’s mission is to support the needs of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center by building a strong and dynamic endowment through tax-deductible gifts, transfers of securities, bequests through wills, trusts and matching grants. “Every dollar we raise stays in Margaretville and directly supports the hospital and nursing home,” said Brighton in explaining the mission and vision of the foundation. I hope that the residents will continue to support the hospital and its commitment to the community.”