New Members Join Memorial Health Board of Directors

(March 5, 2010) - The Memorial Health Board of Directors has confirmed Marilyn M. Buck, Ira P. Berman, John C. Kane, Mark A. Moore, and J. Harry Haslam, Jr., as new members.

Marilyn M. Buck, Ed.D., MSN, R.N., is professor of nursing emerita at Armstrong Atlantic State University where she served 34 years. She has served on the Provident Health Services board, Community Cardiovascular Council, Partners for Community Health, and the Tobacco Use Prevention Coalition. Buck is a graduate of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Nursing, Boston University, the Medical College of Georgia, and the University of South Carolina.

Ira P. Berman is senior vice president, administration and general counsel of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. He has served on the boards of directors of the United Way of the Coastal Empire, the Bethesda Home for Boys, the Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, and the Savannah Symphony. He received a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the New York University School of Law.

John C. Kane, is the retired president and chief operating officer of Cardinal Health, Inc. He served as a director for Tenet Healthcare Corporation and a director of Greif Brothers Corporation. He also participated on the boards of directors for a number of education and business organizations, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy Board of Visitors, and the board of the Columbus, Ohio, Symphony Orchestra. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Kane holds a bachelor's degree in education from West Chester State College in Pennsylvania.

Mark A. Moore, Ph.D., is chairman of Atlantic Alpha Strategies, LLC. Moore holds a bachelor's degree in science and philosophy from Florida Atlantic University. He earned his Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis on value theory and logic from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was an NDEA fellow and worked as a tenured professor of philosophy at Salisbury State University in Maryland. Moore actively publishes in the field of value-based logic systems and serves on various boards. He previously served as treasurer and vice chairman of the Memorial Health Foundation board.

J. Harry Haslam, Jr., CPA, CBA, is chairman of the executive committee and managing partner of the accounting firm Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, and the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Qualified Plans. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Georgia and is a certified public accountant and certified bank auditor. He served in the U.S. Army, Finance Corp. Haslam is also president of the Hibernian Society of Savannah and a founder and board member of the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire. He has been involved in many civic and charitable activities.

The Memorial Health Board of Directors establishes operational policies for the Memorial Health system. It also ensures that the long-range strategic planning, budget, resource allocation, and policies are consistent with the mission of the organization. In addition to the incoming members, the Board includes, William "Bill" Daniel, Helen Downing, J.D., MBA, Robert F. Brown, Jr., M.D., Kay A. Ford, Michael A. Kaigler, Gus H. Bell, , Charles F. McMillan, Mark E. Murphy, M.D., J. Curtis Lewis, William (Bill) L. Lyght, and Christopher Wixon, M.D.

Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital, a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary and specialty care physician networks; a major medical education program; business and industry services; and NurseOne, a 24-hour call center.