On May 6, Ray Brownsworth, CEO of Weems Memorial Hospital, introduced the hospital’s new chief financial officer, John Graham, to the county commission.

Commissioner Pinki Jackel asked Graham for his opinion of the hospital. “What are your priorities?” she asked.

Graham said that while the hospital staff is good, the facility can always use more providers.

“I will give you my best efforts to make the financials good and bring you the news whether it is bad or good,” he said. “This is a people business and I like working with people. The basic bottom line is to provide service to the community.” – By LOIS SWOBODA