COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton Hospital Board of Trustees welcomed two new members to the 10-member board at its Feb. 26 meeting.

The board is comprised of community leaders and business professionals who advise and oversee the operations of the hospital through Robert D. Miller, Coshocton Hospital CEO, and the senior management executive team.

Tammy S. Alverson, MD, has been elected to the Coshocton Hospital Board of Trustees for a two-year term.

Dr. Alverson replaces Robert B. Gwinn, DO, who resigned from the board upon his appointment to the hospital's management executive team as Chief Medical Officer.

Dr. Alverson earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

She served her internship and residency in family medicine at the Miami Valley Hospital of Family Medicine in Dayton.

Dr. Alverson began her family medicine practice in Coshocton in 1998; her office is located at 311 S. 15th St., Suite 205.

Jason W. Given was elected to the Coshocton Hospital Board of Trustees for a three-year term.

He succeeds Nathan McNeal, who served the board by completing an unexpired term. Given is a partner in the law firm of Leech Scherbel, Peddicoard & Given, LTD, and serves as the Coshocton County Prosecuting Attorney. He earned his Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Capital University Law School in Columbus.

Given was the 2012 recipient of both the Ohio State Bar Foundation Award for Community Service by an Attorney Under 40 and the Coshocton County Young Leader of the Year Award.

He is a board member of Kids America, Inc. and Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices and is a past board member of First Step Family Violence Shelter, Inc.

His community involvement also extends to membership in the Coshocton Rotary Club and Coshocton Business Development Foundation. In addition, he has served on the United Way Board of Control; the Sacred Heart School Funding Committee; the Coshocton City Schools Facilities Committee and has co-chaired two Coshocton City Schools levy committees. A lifelong member of the community, Mr. Given resides in Coshocton with his wife and daughter.

"The operational and fiduciary oversight provided by the board of trustees is an essential component in maintaining quality healthcare in our community for years to come," said Max K. Crown, chairperson, Coshocton Hospital Board of Trustees. "Both Dr. Alverson and Mr. Given are welcome additions to the board as they will provide insightful contributions based on their individual professional and community perspectives."

In addition to the election of two new board members, two current members were elected to new terms.

The board appointed Jason R. Bradford, CPA, of Bradford Financial Group, to his fourth three-year term on the board.

He currently serves as board secretary/treasurer. Amy Hasseman, Hasseman Marketing & Communications, was appointed to her first full term. She was first elected to the board in December 2011 to serve an unexpired term.

Coshocton Hospital Board of Trustees members serve three-year terms with a maximum four terms in succession, with the exception of physician members who are asked to complete one two-year term.

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