The Glen Rose Medical Center Board of Directors will retain all seven of its current members for the next two years.

Two of the positions were expiring this year — the spots held by Brett Nabors and Ron Hankins. But because they were the only people who filed to run for those at-large positions in the May 6 election, making them unopposed, the board voted during its meeting held last Thursday to cancel the election.

As a result, Hankins, the board president, and Nabors, the board vice president, will retain their seats.

It also means that GRMC will benefit from not having the expense of staging the election.

Chief Executive Officer Ray Reynolds of GRMC stated after the meeting that the savings will amount to approximately $10,000.

Reynolds said of Nabors and Hankins, “We appreciated their service.”

The board of directors had five candidates in their last election last May, Reynolds noted. The board members serve two-year terms.

The other board members are Pat Bruce, Margaret Drake, Dwayne Griffin, Pam Parsons and Dr. Steven Vacek.

The motion to skip the election passed by a 6-0 vote. Parsons was not in attendance Thursday.

Also at the meeting, the board received a report on the success of the Feb. 18 Kickstart My Heart fun run, which was staged to raise money for purchase an EKG machine for the Cardiopulmonary Department.

The event brought in $9,950, for a net profit of $6,700. Reynolds said that GRMC is working on getting bids for the equipment, and that the amount should be “pretty close” to the total raised.