IF the measure of someone's legacy is whether they left a place better than they found it, then Tony Kealy and Jo Murdoch have legacies at Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital.
After stints of 12 and two years respectively as volunteer members on the hospital board, Mr Kealy and Ms Murdoch have retired.
Mr Kealy has also played an active part in the hospital's $11 million Aged Care Redevelopment Building program, the building of the staff accommodation and doctor's residence and a medical clinic, capital upgrades of the Barkala flats and the recruitment of five chief executives, including now Member for Lowan Emma Kealy and the current boss Andrew Saunders.
Mr Kealy said many of the upgrades had been achieved without government funding and with support from the West Wimmera community.
"I was very proud to be the board chairperson when the government grant for the aged facility was finally approved," he said in a statement.
During her time on the board, Ms Murdoch was chair of the Quality and Risk Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and controlling all identified risks at the hospital.
In a statement, the hospital said the duo's replacements were Edenhope residents Julie West and Harry Ostendorf.
Ms West is the senior partner of local accountant practice West Curries, while Mr Ostendorf has worked in many senior management roles prior to moving to Edenhope.
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