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Bayhealth Welcomes New Planning Committee Member

Thursday, June 13, 2024 |
Bayhealth recently welcomed Michelle E. Rogers as the newest member of the Planning Committee of its Board of Directors. Rogers is uniquely qualified to be successful in this position. She joined the U.S. Air Force in 1997 and has served in various fields of specialty, including human resources, maintenance and support, recruitment, training, motivating and counseling highly qualified men and women as prospective Air Force officers.

“It is a privilege for me to represent diversity and inclusion on the committee and ensure these are reflected in the services Bayhealth provides,” explains Rogers. “I consider my role crucial to enabling our military and minority populations to be seen and heard at the table during planning efforts. I’m also looking forward to being the lynchpin for collaboration and coordination between civilian and military communities and to help Bayhealth leaders understand the unique needs of the military based on the nature of their service, including deployments and the challenges of reintegration to a ‘new normal’ as they transition from military to civilian life.”

The planning committee of Bayhealth’s Board of Directors is responsible for preparing and updating long-range plans annually. The committee also makes recommendations to the board about major matters relating to the maintenance, renovation, addition, deletion, expansion, construction, or alterations of hospital services and facilities. It advises and makes recommendations on all acquisitions and sales of real estate and, through delegation, deals with any governmental planning agency. The committee also considers requests for unbudgeted capital equipment or significant unplanned future expenditures.

“We are extremely grateful to Michelle for accepting our invitation to join Bayhealth’s planning committee,” commented John Van Gorp, senior vice president and chief strategy officer for Bayhealth. “Her perspective will be invaluable to our future planning efforts, not only as a member of the military but also as a representative of minority populations. We want to ensure that all needs are considered as we plan for new programs, services and facilities. She will be an important voice at the table.”

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