The San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to appoint Dr. Ludwig Cibelli to the board, after Dr. John Williams resigned in May.
The board held a special meeting on June 19, where they voted unanimously to select Dr. Cibelli. Chairwoman Dorothy Ellis noted that the applicant was chosen by a task force consisting of members of the Healthcare District Board and the Hospital Board.
Dr. Cibelli has served San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital and the community since 1994, and has 50 years experience in the healthcare field, beginning with his volunteer work as a teenager. He also served on the Hospital Board from 2001 to 2010.
“I was so impressed with the potential growth for our hospital and the healthcare environment in the Pass area, I became a resident in our community,” Dr. Cibelli said in a letter to the Healthcare District Board.
Dr. Cibelli is also an active member of the San Gorgonio Pass Rotary Club, and has received several awards during his career.
As an appointed member of the board, Dr. Cibelli’s term will be up for re-election in November, 2012, along with fellow board members Dorothy Ellis and Joe Dotan.
The San Gorgonio Memorial Healthcare District normally meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in Classroom C on the San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital campus, although times and dates are subject to change. The meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 10.