(March 29, 2012) - The Chatham County Hospital Authority (CCHA)
has announced two new board members: Ervin Daniel Deloach, M.D.,
FACS, and Francis P. Rossiter. Jr., M.D. The announcement came at a
recent meeting of the CCHA held at Memorial University Medical
"We are happy to have added two such distinguished members. Dr.
Deloach and Dr. Rossiter will bring valuable knowledge and
expertise to our board," said CCHA Board Chairman Gerald Caplan,
Frank Rossiter, Jr., M.D., has lived in Savannah his entire
life, leaving only for college, medical school, and military
service. He has served on the Memorial Health Board of Directors,
The Children's Hospital advisory board, and the ethics committee.
He was chairman of the medical advisory committee and the chairman
of the department of pediatrics. In 2008, he was the Grand Marshall
of Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade. Rossiter retired from his
medical practice in June 2003. He currently serves on the board of
governors for Mercer University School of Medicine -- Savannah.
Ervin Daniel Deloach, M.D., FACS, is a surgeon with Savannah
Plastic Surgery. He attended the Medical College of Georgia and is
a clinical professor in the department of surgery at Mercer
University School of Medicine - Savannah campus. He is also
clinical professor in the department of surgery at the Medical
College of Georgia. Deloach is past chief of staff and chief
medical officer at Memorial University Medical Center. In 2009, he
was appointed to the Georgia Board for Physician Workforce by
former Governor Sonny Perdue. He has also served as president of
the Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is a fellow in the
American College of Surgeons and a fellow in the International
College of Surgeons.
The Chatham County Hospital Authority was formed in the early
1950s to assist in the building and development of local hospital
facilities. Currently, the not-for-profit Memorial Health leases
its facilities from the Hospital Authority.
The Chatham County Hospital Authority is comprised of nine board
James Buchman, Gerald Caplan, M.D., Arthur B. Dana, CPA, E.
Daniel DeLoach, M.D., Charles F. McMillan, Sr., E.G. Miller, Sr.,
Frank Rossiter, M.D., W. Rex Templeton, Jr., and Don L. Waters.
CCHA board members are appointed by the Chatham County
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organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
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