JACKSON, Wyo. — St. John’s Health Board of Trustees announced the resignation of longtime trustee, Joe Albright. According to St. John’s Health, Albright submitted his letter of resignation to Board Chair Sue Critzer today, Nov. 9.
“During his tenure, Joe made many significant contributions to St. John’s Health, most recently serving on our Quality and Facilities committees, taking a very active role in the planning and opening of Sage Living, and mentoring new Trustees,” said Chair Critzer. “Joe will always be a valued part of the St. John’s family.”
In addition to his 12 years as Trustee, Albright also volunteered to assist as an Affordable Care Act (ACA) navigator, helping Teton County community members register for health insurance.
According to St. John’s, Albright cited his job as a Covid case investigator with the Teton County Health Department as a reason for his departure. “It turns out there is not enough time in the week to do both jobs well while also keeping an eye on the operations of the Flat Creek Ranch,” said Albright. “I leave the board with a conviction that the hospital is in good hands – even during the stressful times when all hospitals in the country are hurting from Covid.”
Albright and his wife Marcia Kunstel operate the Flat Creek Ranch.
Albright was first appointed to the board in August of 2009. He was elected in Nov. 2010 and his current 4-year term is set to expire in Nov. 2022.
Albright is a retired newspaper correspondent and author. He has sat on various local boards. He was the president of the board of the Rotary Foundation of Jackson Hole and vice-chair of the Wyoming Council for Humanities, the Teton County Library Board, and the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum.
Following Wyoming state statute, St. John’s Health Trustees will appoint a candidate to fill the board vacancy. The appointment is effective from the date the new Trustee is sworn in through the Teton County general election in November 2022. Albright will stay on as a Trustee until a successor is appointed.