Four join hospital board

Staff report

SIDNEY — Wilson Health elected four new trustees during its recent annual meeting.

Appointed to serve an initial three-year term Dr. Charles Edelen, Janice Benanzer, John Deeds and Dr. Eric Prenger.

Board members Stan Crosley, chairman; Rudy Keister, vice chairman; Dave Mon­nier, treasurer; and Andy Counts, secretary, were re-elected to serve as officers for 2016-17.

Benanzer, of Sidney, is the president and CEO of Baumfolder Corp., headquartered in Sidney. Prior to becoming president/CEO, she had served as chief financial officer and vice president of administration since 2007. Benanzer joined Baumfolder in 1979. She holds a de­gree in business administration from Edison Commu­nity College.

Deeds, of Troy, is an attorney with Faulkner, Garmhausen, Keister & Shenk. His areas of concentration are corporate and commercial law, real estate and development and mergers and acquisitions. Deeds received his Bachelor of Science from Muskingum University in New Concord and his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2003. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, as well as the Shelby County Bar Association. He is involved in various community leadership organiza­tions including Shelby County United Way, S&H Prod­ucts, Shelby County Law Library, Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Board of Directors and the Wilson Health Foundation.

Edelen, of Sidney, is a dentist with MidWest Ohio Dental Care in Sidney. He received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the Ohio State University, after which he became a commissioned officer with the United States Public Health Service. While in the USPHS, he worked for the Indian Health Service on two Indian reservations in Montana and Wyoming. After five and a half years in the Public Health Service, Edelen and his wife, Julie, returned to Sidney in 1991, and he opened his private dental practice. Edelen has traveled to Africa twice to donate dental care in Tanzanian villages and to the Angel House Orphan­age with a group led by Dr. Lisa Alvetro. While there, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Prenger, of Anna, is a family medicine physician with Wilson Health Medical Group. He has been caring for patients in here for more than nine years. A Minster native, Prenger is a graduate of the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has a special interest in the area of diabetes. Prenger also serves as the medical director for the Wilson Health Hospice program, providing oversight of inpa­tient care and home care as well as quality assurance in accordance with hospital policies. Prenger serves as the vice chief of staff (Medical Executive Committee) and the chairman of the Utilization Review Committee.

Other trustees are Dan Bensman, Gerald Doerger, Mark Dooley, Ken Monnier, Jeff Raible, Patti Ross, Tom Sheehan, Tonya Theiman and Bob Wheeler.

Staff report