David Quigg, an Aberdeen real estate broker, has been appointed to a seat on the Grays Harbor Hospital District 2 board.
He takes the seat vacated by Robert Torgerson, who resigned because he is moving from the district.
Quigg was chosen over Richard Thompson, a registered nurse who lives in Ocean City and works for the hospital on a contract basis.
Quigg will have to stand for election next November for a chance to fill out the remaining two years of Torgerson’s term. The election is for an at-large seat and open to any candidate in the district, which operates Grays Harbor Community Hospital.
Quigg is the hospital’s former director of public relations and marketing and was active in the campaign to make the hospital publicly owned, as opposed to the private, non-profit status it held for many years. The appointment was made by the hospital board at its meeting Tuesday. Quigg is also a former president and executive director of the hospital foundation that supports the hospital with donations.