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December 21, 2013

Step Back in Time: Dec. 21, 2013

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25 years ago

Dec. 21, 1988

Fox Memorial Hospital’s executive director of development and marketing has resigned.

Rebecca Nesbitt, who has worked in the public relations department of the hospital for six years, handed in her resignation Thursday. She will leave Fox Hospital Jan. 13.

Mrs. Nesbitt is in charge of the community relations department, made up of seven people.

“It’s time to leave. You know how they say, ‘There’s a season for everything,” and I believe it’s time to leave,” she said. “The circumstances are right.”

Mrs. Nesbitt will take up a similar position at Duplin General Hospital in Kenansville, N.C. in mid-February.

Paul Burdett, chairman of the hospital’s board of trustees, she he is not sure what the plans are to find a replacement for Mrs. Nesbitt.

“We are going to leave it up to John Remillard,” he said. Remillard, the hospital’s new chief executive officer, takes over Jan. 2.

Mrs. Nesbitt’s resignation comes at a time when the hospital is undergoing some major changes. Trustees fired CEO Lorraine Kabot and Daniel Dombal, vice president for finance, in July. The trustees decreased the size of the board in October and elected Burdett as the new chairman to replace Mary Hulbert. Meanwhile, a new CEO, Remillard, and vice-president of finance, James G. Vielkind, were selected.

Burdett said Mrs. Nesbitt’s resignation is not part of the general changes taking place around the hospital.


50 years ago

Dec. 21, 1963

Members of the Oneonta State swimming teams have devoted uncounted hours toward development in their special varsity sport — now they are going to devote the Christmas holidays to more training.

Coach Don Ball and 10 members of the Red Dragon swim team are — even as you read this — en route to Florida for a two-week session of hard training and competition with several hundred collegiate swimmers from all parts of the nation.

They will be attending the annual National Swim Forum at Fort Lauderdale sponsored every year by the National Swim Coaches Association.

The Oneonta swimmers will be on hand partly through their own efforts as they put in some of their own money to make the trip. Other students helped the cause as did the school.

Making the trip along with Coach Ball are: Ted Bears, Russ Conners, John Didas, Howard Fisher, Rog Hardy, Bill Lister, Ron Magin, Dick Dalackas, Ira Stopler and Maynard Waite.