Luther Campbell has been elected as board member emeritus for the North Valley Hospital Foundation, the foundation’s board of directors announced recently.
Campbell is a resident of Whitefish and San Antonio, Texas.
This recognition is in honor of Campbell’s significant leadership contributions toward building and maintaining a strong community based hospital and healthcare system in Whitefish and the North Valley service area over the past 20 years, the board noted.
The board member emeritus status gives Campbell a lifetime non-voting seat on the foundation board of directors. The honor has only been bestowed on one other community member, Jake Heckathorn, also a lifelong friend, advocate and supporter of North Valley Hospital.
Campbell has served on the North Valley Hospital Foundation Board of Directors for more than 13 years and was intimately involved in two significant capital campaigns. Campbell was involved with the initial campaign that raised $6.7 million to help build the new North Valley Hospital in 2007, and helped lead a subsequent campaign raising $1.3 million to expand the Birthing Center in 2015.
Campbell and his wife Dorothy moved to Whitefish in 1996. The Campbells are Texas residents with a home in San Antonio and have been married for 47 years. Luther has a bachelor’s in accounting from Texas A & I University, and served as a Supply Officer for the United States Navy for four years. He retired as a partner from PricewaterhouseCoopers after 30 years serving in various leadership positions with the international accounting firm specializing in energy and tax.
In addition to Campbell’s service to the North Valley Hospital Foundation Board, he has served on the board of directors of Alpine Theatre Project and the Lion Mountain Homeowners Association. He is an avid golfer, shotgun shooter, boater and hiker.
The North Valley Hospital Foundation, the board and the staff of North Valley Hospital, in a statement, shared their gratitude and immense respect for Campbell and all that he has done for the medical institution.
His new status as board member emeritus will afford him the ability to continue to be a presence at the table as North Valley Hospital navigates through evolving healthcare changes, according to a press release, and he will offer careful guidance to address the philanthropic challenges that rural critical access hospitals face today.