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City hospital officer plans to retire

George C. Boyles, chief administrative officer at Grafton City Hospital and life-long Fairmont resident, has announced his retirement after two years with the hospital and a successful 45 years in senior leadership roles — 19 years of which were in health care.

With Grafton City Hospital’s focus on enhancing patient care availability within Taylor County and surrounding areas, Boyles is most proud of financially reinvigorating the hospital and developing specialty care opportunities for the local community.

Mon Health System leader praised Boyles in a press release.

“On behalf of Mon Health System colleagues, we thank George for his dedication within Taylor County and surrounding areas,” said David Goldberg, president and CEO of Mon Health System. “George has made a sizable impact on health care delivery, patient care and development of programs to improve the community’s health and well-being. We thank George for his faithful service and wish him well in his well-deserved retirement.”

During a time when many hospitals are struggling or scaling back services, the hospital has become more financially secure and able to meet the community’s health needs through its affiliation with Mon Health System, which is a testament to Boyles’ vision.

“George has positioned the hospital well for the future and guided us through some extraordinary times, including a global pandemic,” said John Bord, former Grafton City Hospital Board chair. “We are very appreciative of his leadership.”

 Boyles said he plans to spend more time with his family.

“I have appreciated all of the opportunities working with Grafton City Hospital and Mon Health System staff,” Boyles said. “For more than 45 years that I have worked, I feel that now is the appropriate time to retire and spend much more time with my family to pursue travel and sporting events.”

A transition plan is in development and will be announced soon.

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