Two Health Care District Board Members Reappointed By Florida Governor Rick Scott

May 2016

Palm Springs, Fla., May 17, 2016 – Health Care District of Palm Beach County Board Chair Philip H. Ward, III and Nancy C. Banner, Esq., Board Secretary, were each reappointed Monday by Florida Governor Rick Scott for second terms. Mr. Ward’s reappointment runs through September 30th, 2018 and Ms. Banner’s reappointment extends through September 30th, 2019.

"I greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue my volunteer service on the Health Care District Board,” said Mr. Ward, who also serves on the Health Care District’s Finance Committee. “It is important that we meet the ongoing changes in health care by providing residents access to safety-net services."

Mr. Ward is president and managing partner of Ward Damon, a multi-disciplined law firm which he co-founded in 1987. From 1980 to 1984, he served as legislative counsel and assistant to United States Senator Warren B. Rudman of New Hampshire. He is a member and former chairman of the Palm Beach Business Development Board and the InternetCoast Tri-County Economic Development Council, former director of The Forum Club of Palm Beach County, as well as the Economic Council of Palm Beach County. Mr. Ward is also a member of the Board of Trustees of BIZPAC.

Ms. Banner, who also serves on the Health Care District’s Audit and Compliance Committee, has been a real estate attorney with Nancy C. Banner, PA since 2004. In 2003, she served as General Counsel to the Clerk of Palm Beach County. Previously, she was Senior Counsel with Holland and Knight LLP from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Banner also serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Palm Beach Gardens Youth Athletic Association.

"It is an honor to continue to serve as a member of the Health Care District Board,” said Ms. Banner. “I am extremely proud of the District’s programs which save lives and improve community health."

"I congratulate Mr. Ward and Ms. Banner on their reappointments and look forward to their ongoing leadership, dedication and professional expertise,” said Darcy J. Davis, Health Care District Chief Executive Officer.

At the Health Care District Board’s annual meeting on May 11th, in anticipation of the impending reappointments, the District’s Board of Commissioners unanimously reelected Mr. Ward as Board Chair and Nancy C. Banner, Esq. as Secretary. Brian R. Lohmann was also unanimously reelected as Vice Chair. The annual Board meeting, which was held jointly with the Lakeside Health Advisory Board, took place in Belle Glade at Lakeside Medical Center, the Health Care District’s 70-bed, acute care hospital accredited by The Joint Commission.

Also serving on the seven-member Health Care District Board are: Carol A. Roberts, former Board Chair and former Palm Beach County Commissioner, Alina M. Alonso, MD, Director of the Florida Department of Health Palm Beach County, Leslie B. Daniels and Angeleta Gray.

About the Health Care District:
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County provides medical and dental services for adults and children at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally recognized Trauma System, dedicated nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and acute care hospital services at Lakeside Medical Center, the county’s only public hospital. For more information about the Health Care District, visit www.hcdpbc.org.