C. Thomas Work, Esq., has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Reading Hospital and Medical Center for a period of two years. Mr. Work succeeds P. Michael Ehlerman, former Chairman, President, and CEO of Yuasa Battery, who will remain on the Hospital's Board of Directors in the role of Vice-Chairman.
Work is a shareholder of Stevens & Lee, a regional law firm headquartered in Reading He focuses on estate and tax planning, fiduciary administration, litigation of fiduciary matters, including the defense of surcharge claims brought against trustees, and consulting with corporate and individual trustees on matters of fiduciary administration and regulatory compliance.
He is a life member of the Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission’s Advisory Committee on Decedents’ Estates Laws and chaired its Pennsylvania Uniform Trust Act Subcommittee, which is credited with the recent complete codification of trust law in Pennsylvania. The work of the subcommittee is recognized nationally with several states having adopted Pennsylvania’s approach as a model for their own trust laws.
Other notable changes to the Board membership include the addition of Mary Ellen Batman, President of The Friends of The Reading Hospital and Medical Center. Batman will serve on the Board for two years.
On January 1, 2010, Brent J. Wagner, MD, will join the Board as the new President of the Hospital's Medical Staff. Dr. Wagner also serves as Chief of the Section of Diagnostic Radiology.