Members of the Weatherford hospital authority will consider action at a future meeting to reduce the number of board members from 9 to 7. The board, including member Brad Berrong, held discussion over the issue this week.
Berrong says many hospital boards consist of only five members. Chief executive officer Debbie Howe says with the SSM management team in place, it is believed it is not necessary to have a nine member board. The board is currently at 8 members due to a vacancy and the retirement of another board member in December will leave the board with 7 members.