Hugh P. "Murph" McLaughlin Retires from PRMC Board After 26 Years
Hugh P. “Murph” McLaughlin recently retired from the Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) Board of Trustees after 26 years of volunteer service to the Salisbury, Maryland Medical Center, its staff, physicians, volunteers and patients.
McLaughlin’s retirement follows a remarkable commitment to the PRMC Board that is unmatched in the organization’s 115 year history of providing healthcare services to the people of the Delmarva Peninsula.
“His knowledge of healthcare issues, collaborative problem solving skills and leadership have been invaluable and instrumental while leading our unprecedented growth for the past 26 years,” said Dr. Peggy Naleppa, MS, MBA, FACHE, President/CEO of Peninsula Regional Medical Center. “Many people have contributed to our growth and success, and then there’s Murph, who is in a category all his own. He has always performed with a positive attitude, good humor and a passion for this organization. As such, the Board of Trustees has recognized him as an Honorary Trustee. In essence, you would be hard pressed to find a bigger champion of Peninsula Regional Medical Center than Murph McLaughlin.”
McLaughlin was first elected to the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees on February 6, 1986, and served as its Chairman from March of 1995 to October of 1998. During his tenure as the longest seated Board member in PRMC history, McLaughlin was active on or chaired the following committees: Contract, Personnel Affairs, Public/Community Relations, Nominating, Joint Conference, Executive, Quality Assessment, Critical Issues, Medical Services Development, Governance and Professional Review.
McLaughlin has also been instrumental in fundraising for the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation, and co-chaired the capital campaign that raised $15 million toward the construction and equipping of PRMC’s Layfield Tower, which houses, among other specialties, the Medical Center’s Emergency/Trauma Center and critical care units.
McLaughlin was also elected to and has held a position on the Peninsula Regional Health System Board of Directors since its formation in 1999. On that governing body, he served on the Delmarva Surgery Center, Peninsula Health Ventures and Peninsula Imaging committees, and was also the Chairman of the Peninsula Regional Health Council.
In recognition of his unprecedented and unparalleled dedication to PRMC and the communities it serves, the Board of Trustees and Executive leadership voted unanimously to name Peninsula Regional’s newly constructed Hugh P. “Murph” McLaughlin Board Room in his honor.
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