Thoreson Named New Chief Of Staff At Community Memorial Healthcare


MARYSVILLE – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane Thoreson, MD, as Chief of Staff, effective January 1, 2019. His term will run through December 31, 2021. Ben Bruna, MD, will serve as Vice-Chief of Staff. Both physicians practice at Community Physicians Clinic in Marysville.

Chief of staff assists in coordinating the activities and concerns of the hospital administration, nursing, and patient care services with those of the medical staff; reports the needs and policies of the medical staff to the board of directors and the chief executive officer; presides and oversees medical staff meetings; and serves as a spokesperson for the medical staff in professional and public relations.

“I’m excited to continue the long tradition of delivering high-quality care to our patients, and to work more closely with our board of directors in this role,” Thoreson said.

Dr. Thoreson is a graduate of Marysville High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 2010, and completed a three-year family practice residency at Smoky Hill Family Medicine, Salina. He has since practiced in the Marysville community after joining the CMH Medical Staff in August 2013.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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 2021 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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