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Trustee Sue Critzer Completes Board Service

Trustee Sue Critzer received abundant thanks from the St. John’s Health Board of Trustees after her announcement that she will not seek re-election. Critzer will focus her support for St. John’s on the St. John’s Health Auxiliary after her term ends.

Critzer wrote the following letter to the Board of Trustees:

To: SJH Board of Trustees
August 25, 2022

Dear Fellow Trustees:

Retiring early and moving to Jackson has been one of the best decisions of my life. Since moving here my countless hours spent in volunteer roles for SJH have been rewarding and I have been honored to serve. However, for many personal reasons, I have again reached a point in my life where I need to take a step back and consider where I am at and where I need to be moving forward for both myself and my family. After nearly 15 years and well over 10,000 hours of volunteer service to SJH, I have decided it is time to “retire” for a second time and will not be seeking re-election to the Board of Trustees in November.

I remain dedicated to SJH and devoted to our mission of providing a nationally recognized level of care to our community while remaining financially sustainable. Our team has made many sacrifices in the past 2½ years to keep our community safe, and our community has been fortunate compared to other communities across our nation. Our decisions and leadership during the pandemic are to be commended and the support of the majority of our community has been remarkable and invaluable.

I feel comfortable in my decision because I have confidence in our current board and I know that with the community members that have stepped up to actively and constructively support, advise and lead SJH this good work will continue and our community will continue to have it’s health needs met despite the many challenges we face, and the difficult decisions which must be made.

I intend to complete my term as Trustee and enthusiastically endorse the admirable candidates that have stepped up to serve as Trustees and Advisors to SJH. I hope that the community will support and elect these candidates in the November election so that we can sustain and build upon the strong foundation we have created. They bring new energy and knowledge and have already demonstrated a willingness to dedicate the time required to make a difference in this community. We need people like this as Trustees who are willing to roll up their sleeves and contribute in a meaningful way.

I plan to continue to remain active in the Auxiliary and other activities that support SJH and it’s mission, and support you as a board as you continue to admirably serve our community.

Sue Critzer

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