Jim Thines

Jim Thines

The Jackson County Regional Health Center board recently appointed James Thines as its newest member. 

Thines is the president and CEO of Citizens State Bank based in Wyoming, Iowa. He fills the seat of Bob Specht, who resigned effective Aug. 30. Specht was elected to the board in 2000. 

JCRHC Board of Trustees Chairman Kevin Burns said the board was “pleased to have three very qualified individuals express interest in serving as a trustee.”

“Jim will be a great addition to the board as we continue our mission of providing quality health care in our community,” Burns said.

Thines’ term expires Dec. 31, 2020, and Thines will have to run for re-election next year to remain on the board. Trustee terms last six years.

Thines became the fourth person appointed to the hospital board this year. 

Bill Schwenker was appointed in August to fill a vacancy left by the death of Maquoketan John Cressey. Dianne Brady filled the remaining term of Leighton Hepker, who died in January. That term expires in 2022.

Elaine Edwards filled the seat of Jason Staner, who resigned earlier this year because of added work responsibilities. That term also expires in 2022.

Veteran board members are Kevin Burns, Gloria Jorgensen and Matt Osterhaus.