After months of searching, the Board of Commissioners for Whidbey General Hospital has a replacement commissioner.
During a recent special meeting of the Whidbey Island Public Hospital District Board of Commissioners, the four sitting commissioners — Anne Tarrant, Grethe Cammermeyer, Georgia Gardner and Ron Wallin — chose Nancy Fey to fill the position vacated by Roger Case, who retired in June.
Fey is a longtime North Whidbey resident and a former pharmacist who worked at the hospital.
She was also the owner of a business in Oak Harbor.
Fey is also a member of Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor, the Polly Harpole Hospital Guild and she is president of the Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary.
Whidbey General Hospital officials have been looking for a new commissioner since Case announced his retirement.
His term was scheduled to expire at the end of the year.
Nobody signed up to fill the vacancy during the filing period in May or a special filing period in June.
Fey was sworn in during the Whidbey General Hospital commissioners Aug. 12. meeting that starts at 5 p.m.
Later that night, she received a round of applause from the handful of people in attendance.