Scales joins St. Joseph’s board

Bob Scales is a newly appointed director on the St. Joseph’s General Hospital board of directors.

Bob Scales is a newly appointed director on the St. Joseph’s General Hospital board of directors.

Scales replaces Greg Osborne, who retired from the board in July 2012 after serving as the Glacier View Lodge representative since 1995. Board chair Jim Bennett acknowledges him for his significant contribution to the organization and to the community during his many years of service.

“I’m honoured to assume the role of Glacier View Lodge representative to the St. Joseph’s General Hospital board to ensure strong communication and linkages between the organizations, and to contribute to the delivery of hospital services in the Comox Valley,” Scales commented.

“I am very pleased to welcome Bob to the hospital board and look forward to working with him,” Bennett said. “Bob’s vast experience will be of great assistance to the board as we continue in our role in providing quality hospital and residential care, in supporting planning for the North Island Hospitals, and in exploring the future role of St. Joseph’s.”

Scales was born and raised in Cobble Hill where his family owned a bakery and general store for decades. After a 42-year banking career Bob retired from the Bank of Montreal in 2007.

Currently a member of the Comox Valley Monarch Lions Club, he has been with Lions since 1971. In addition Bob has been active with many other community groups while working in many different areas of B.C.

Bob is currently chair of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce, chair of the Glacier View Lodge Society and treasurer for the Courtenay Low Income Housing Society.

In 1994, Scales was transferred to the Comox Valley, where he and his wife Shelley have retired.

— St. Joseph’s General Hospital

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