CMH To Celebrate 60 Years Of Service With Ice Cream Social Open House


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MARYSVILLE – Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) invites you to join them to celebrate 60 years of service to the Marshall County and surrounding areas communities with an ice cream social open house on Tuesday, May 8. The public is invited to attend the come-and-go event between 4 – 6 p.m.

The ice cream social is meant to be reminiscent of a 1950s ice cream parlor, in a nod to the era of the hospital’s founding. Ice cream with all the fixings, birthday cupcakes, and punch will be served.

Tours of the main hospital building will be given every 15 minutes, and a short program will given by Curtis Hawkinson, CEO, at 4:15 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.

As part of the vintage parlor theme, anniversary t-shirts were designed for employees that feature a neon marquee sign indicating an estimated 635,319 “patients served” since the hospital’s opening. The graphic will also be used in the decorations.

CMH has grown from a staff of 37 in 1958 to a current staff of over 200. “Customer service is at the heart of health care at CMH,” said Hawkinson. “Our commitment is to serve the community with respect, compassion and excellence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This commitment is not empty words, it is a way of life for every one of our staff as we strive to provide patient-centered care for everyone who walks in ours doors.”

In 2017, CMH provided care to 8,597 unique patients through a wide range of health services. With seven family physicians, six nurse practitioners, a general surgeon, 37 consulting specialist physicians, a certified nurse anesthetist, and a host of volunteers, CMH shares a commitment to providing quality care for people living and working in Marshall and surrounding counties.

Community Memorial Healthcare is comprised today of the main hospital at 708 N. 18th Street, Marysville, the South Plaza building, 3 medical clinics (located in Blue Rapids, Marysville, and Wymore, NE), a durable medical equipment store, home health agency and contracted therapies. Their mission, “To excel at caring for you,” represents a fusion of healing and compassion that signifies CMH’s commitment to meeting the community’s healthcare needs for the last 60 years, and into the future.

For more information about the anniversary event or services available at CMH, visit the CMH website, cmhcare.org, or contact Ashley Kracht, public relations/marketing at 785-562-2311.

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Derek Nester
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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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