Distinguished Business and Medical Professionals Join PRMC Board
Kerrville, TX - Peterson Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is pleased to announce the election of Greg Shrader, Sue Steele, and Dr. James Young to the Board of Directors.
Greg Shrader returns to the Kerrville Community where he served as the publisher of the Kerrville Daily Times from 1955-2009. He moved from Kerrville to Lufkin in 2009 to serve as publisher for the Lufkin Daily News where he and his wife, Laura, spent the next six years. Retiring from publishing, Shrader now serves as a media consultant for Southern Newspapers, Inc. Shrader is a Past President of the Texas Daily Newspaper Association and Past President of the Texas Press Association. He is a former chair of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, volunteered on the Salvation Army Advisory Board, and is active at the First United Methodist Church. Schrader earned his Bachelor's in Science in Advertising and his Masters in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin. He and Laura have two children, Travis, and Virginia, and four grandchildren, Tate, Robert, Dylon and Jeremiah.
Sue Steele is widely recognized in the Kerrville community where she now serves as the owner of The Wilderness Park. Steele attended The University of Texas and is working on completing her degree at Schreiner University. She has served on numerous boards and not-for-profit organization including The Dietert Center, Hill Country Cares, The Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Kerr County, the Alzheimer's Association, and the Executive Women's Club. She was named the Executive Women's Club Outstanding Member in 2004, and Woman of the Year and Ambassador of the Year by the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce in 2005. Sue is married to Jack, and is the mother of two children, Meredith and Lauren, and grandmother to Paige, Jack and Mary.
James Young, M.D. specializes in Internal Medicine and works with Internal Medicine Consultants, P.A. He currently serves as the Medical Director for Peterson Hospice to include Transitional and Palliative Care and is also the Medical Director for Peterson Home Care. Young graduated from Texas A&M University then continued his medical education at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He completed his internship and residency at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, and the Houston VA Medical Center. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice, and Palliative Care and has been active at Peterson since 1992. Dr. Young is married to Odemaris Santiago-Young, M.D. and they have three children, Alan, Alexander and Tiana.
Shrader, Steele and Young will serve three-year terms and will be eligible to serve two additional terms. The new board members join current board Chair Mike Baumann, Vice Chairs Sarah Fontenot, Bill Johnston, and Bob Schmerbeck, and board members Mark Armstrong, Royce Itschner, Debbie Mitchell, William Morris, M.D., and Harold Wilson.
2015-2016 Board of Directors
PRMC President/CEO Patrick Murray recognizes the dedication and commitment required to serve as a hospital board member. Shares Murray, "Our PRMC board is comprised of strong and caring community leaders. We are so very thankful for the service and commitment of three board members, Gloria Olsen, Dr. Sam Junkin, and Louis Romero, who recently completed their board service. Each brought a helpful perspective about the communities served by Peterson and provided great leadership in enhancing the quality of our work. As we continue our journey to improve the health of others, I am excited to welcome our new directors with diverse backgrounds and an array of relevant experiences. Our board demonstrates a powerful commitment to furthering our mission to provide exceptional, compassionate, patient-centered healthcare."
Peterson Regional Medical Center is the area's largest private, not-for-profit community health system and serves the residents of nine Hill Country counties. The modern, 124-bed medical center anchors a 35-acre campus that includes the region's premier ambulatory care center and the Cailloux Professional Office Building.
For more information about Peterson Regional Medical Center, visit our website at www.petersonrmc.com