SOMC Welcomes Fowler, Banalagay To Board

The Southern Ohio Medical Center Board of Directors elected two new members and re-elected a third at the board’s June 27 meeting.

David Fowler, vice president and trust officer of U.S. Bank, and Ernesto Banalagay, MD, a local physician, were elected to three-year terms to fill seats vacated by outgoing directors Jim Daehler and David Provaznik, DO. Gary Duzan of The Portsmouth Insurance Agency, Inc., was re-elected to another three-year term and serves as treasurer.

David Fowler has been welcomed for a three-year term ending June 30, 2010. Fowler is Vice President & Trust Officer with U.S. Bank Private Client Group. Since 1993, Mr. Fowler has served personal and corporate bank clients providing trustee fiduciary agency and custodial services through the Portsmouth Office of U.S. Bank. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, Mr. Fowler served as Trust Officer with Bank One, Portsmouth, NA, and Trust Officer with Bank One, Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Fowler is a 1983 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration graduate of The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. He is also a graduate of the Ohio Bankers Trust School, American Bankers Association National Trust School, American Bankers Association National Graduate Trust School, and Capital University Law School Legal Assistant Program. Mr. Fowler is also a member of the SOMC Foundation Board.

Ernesto Banalagay, MD, a physician specializing in nephrology, has been welcomed for a three-year term ending June 30, 2010. Dr. Banalagay has been in practice in the Portsmouth area since 1998. He received his medical degree at the University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Northeastern Pennsylvania Internal Medicine, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and a fellowship in nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is board-certified in nephrology, internal medicine and clinical hypertension.