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With three retirements, Memorial Hospital will get new leaders – after a competitive election.
Monterey County Weekly

When Pat Egan’s term on the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System board of directors ended in 2012, he wanted to run again, but he had no district to run in. Until that year, Memorial’s board of directors was elected at-large. A grassroots effort to carve up five districts, intended to provide better representation from the region – specifically for Latinos – was successful, but three members of the board voted to phase in the new districts, keeping themselves in power for another two years. Those three board members – Jim Gattis, Harry Wardwell and Debbie Nelson – have opted not to seek re-election.