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Two added to Broaddus Hospital board

October 22, 2011
The Inter-Mountain

Broaddus Hospital has announced the addition of Jeff Rogers of Belington and Danny Franke of Philippi to its board of directors.

Rogers is president and chief executive officer of BCBank Inc., which serves communities in northcentral West Virginia. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Alderson-Broaddus College and is a graduate of both the West Virginia School of Banking and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis. He is also very active in the community, serving as a board member of both the Barbour County Development Authority and the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce. He also serves as treasurer of the Philippi Youth Basketball League and was active on the Alderson-Broaddus College Campaign Planning and Business Drive committees.

Franke, Ph.D., is currently director of the Christian Studies Program and professor of religion and philosophy at Alderson-Broaddus College. He received his doctorate in philosophy with a concentration in medical ethics from the University of Tennessee, a master of theology from the Princeton Theological Seminary and master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also received his bachelor's degree from Baylor University. His involvement in health care-related organizations includes being a board member of the North Central WV American Red Cross, a member of the Barbour County Home Health/Mountain Hospice Medical Ethics Committee and, before moving to this area, he served as hospital chaplain at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock, Ark. He is also active with Civil War re-enactments, Boy Scouts, Philippi Planning Commission and several church organizations.

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"Both gentlemen will be great assets to our board," said Jeff Powelson, Broaddus Hospital chief executive officer. "Rogers brings his many years of experience in both finance and business management to the table and Dr. Franke has a long history of involvement in the health care field from working in diverse clinical settings to now teaching medical ethics in the classroom."

"They are both committed to advancing health care in Barbour County and care deeply about the communities they live in," Powelson said. "I look forward to their participation and leadership on our board of directors."



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