DOVER -- Four members of the Union Hospital Board of Trustees were re-elected to new three-year terms at the recent meeting of the Union Hospital Association.

Re-elected were C. Jason Deeds, John E. Dooling, and James J. Pringle, all of Dover, and Robert E. Moore Jr. of New Philadelphia.

The election was held at the Union Hospital Association's annual meeting on April 12. The UH Association meets annually to review the hospital's past year of operations, consider amendments to the organization's by-laws, and elect members to the Board of Trustees.

Reports were presented to Association members by Michael Hovan, board chairman; Bruce James, president and CEO; Dr. Andrew Wherley, Medical Staff president; Phyllis Markworth, Auxiliary president; and Eugene Thorn, vice president of finance. A summary of their reports is available to the public in the Union Hospital Annual Report, available for viewing and download at the hospital's website:, under the "News and Events" tab.

At its April 23 meeting, the Union Hospital Board of Trustees elected Deeds to the position of Board Chairman. He succeeds Michael Hovan of Dover whose hospital board service continues as past-chairman. Deeds is a partner in the law firm of Black, McCuskey and has practiced law in Dover for 23 years. He has been a volunteer leader with many area organizations including the Community Improvement Corporation, the YMCA, and Union Hospital. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Dover Schools Education Foundation, the Tuscarawas County YMCA, the Tuscarawas Philharmonic and United Way. He is a member and past president of the Dover Rotary Club.