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March 11, 2014

Parkview LaGrange welcomes new board chairman

LAGRANGE — During a recent board retreat, Parkview LaGrange Hospital President Rob Myers welcomed Kevin Lambright in his new role as president of the board, replacing out-going chair, Jac Price.

Price has been a member of the board since 2005 and its chairman since 2010. Myers and Lambright presented Price with a plaque in gratitude for his service to the hospital and the community.

Lambright has been a member of the hospital’s board since 2010. He was born and raised in Shipshewana and has been involved in farming throughout his life. He is the president of Shipshewana Auction Inc. and of the Trading Place LLC. Lambright is actively involved in his church and in serving LaGrange County through his membership with the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association, the Red Cross of Elkhart/LaGrange Counties, LaGrange County Junior Achievement and the Parkview LaGrange Foundation. He is also a member of the LaGrange County Tax Commission.

Two new members were also welcomed to the Parkview LaGrange board of directors: Dr. Rhonda L. Sharp and Dr. Loren Helmuth.

Sharp is the incoming president of the medical staff at Parkview LaGrange Hospital and a board certified family physician with Parkview Physicians Group — Family Medicine in LaGrange. In addition to being a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Indiana State Medical Association, Sharp is also actively involved in the local community. She serves on the LaGrange County Community Foundation and LaGrange County Health Boards and is active in Delta Theta Tau sorority.

Helmuth is the vice president of Parkview LaGrange Hospital’s medical staff. Helmuth is a board-certified general surgeon and a member of Parkview Physicians Group — General Surgery, seeing patients in his full-time office in the hospital’s Medical Office Plaza.

Both Sharp and Helmuth provide medical services to patients of the KennyBurkett Free Clinic in LaGrange.

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