Ashley Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Welcomes Two New Community Members
November 6, 2023
Vernal, Utah (November 6, 2023) – Ashley Regional Medical Center announced today that two community members have been selected to serve on the hospital’s Board of Trustees.
“We are excited to welcome Tony Benjamin and Lori Haslem to our Board and know that they will do an outstanding job,” said Allen Parker, Chairman of the Board at Ashley Regional Medical Center. “Both have a deep knowledge of the unique needs of our community and will be great assets to our leadership team, employees and medical staff as we work to make our communities healthier.”
Tony has more than twenty years of experience as a disruptive HR professional at some of Utah’s fastest growing and well-known businesses. He has served as a Board Member on the Vernal Area Chamber of Commerce since 2021. He also serves on the state board of directors for the Utah Society for Human Resource Management (Utah SHRM) where he has managed the Work Elevated Conference (WECon) for the past two years. He has a keen understanding of corporate vision and organizational effectiveness.
“Hospitals are the cornerstone of a healthy community,” said Tony. “I am truly honored to serve on Ashley Regional Medical Center’s Board, and I look forward to working with the other board members and hospital leadership team to explore the growth of services close to home.”
Lori currently serves with the Governor’s Office of Economic Opportunity, the Center for Rural Development. She has experience serving on many Boards including Uintah Basin Association of Governments, Uintah County Economic Development, Vernal Downtown Revitalization and more. Lori is passionate about serving the community. She has in-depth knowledge of community growth and business development.
“Within the Uintah Basin there are many opportunities to support the community,” Lori stated. “I’m excited to work with the Board and ARMC leadership to ascertain the development of even more high-quality care options in the Basin.”
Tony assumed his role in August and Lori assumed her role in October. Ashley Regional Medical Center’s Board of Trustees meets monthly and is charged with oversight of the hospital’s role in making our community healthier. To learn more, visit AshleyRegional.com.
About Ashley Regional Medical Center
Through its 39-bed, Joint Commission-accredited acute care facility and physician practices, Ashley Regional Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient services to the populations of Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett counties in Utah and Rio Blanco County in Colorado. Ashley Regional has served the Basin for more than 80 years and is a designated Level IV trauma center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and has been designated as a Stroke Receiving Facility by the Utah State Department of Health. The healthcare workers provide safe, high-quality patient care across labor and delivery, surgery, imaging, outpatient care, the 24/7/365 emergency room and many other specialties. Ashley Regional has been recognized for excellence in quality indicators and measures, including being named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital for seven consecutive years by Chartis Center for Rural Health, a Top 20 Rural & Community Hospital by National Rural Health Association and holds a 5-star CMS rating.