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CMH Holds Beam Signing Event For Replacement Hospital

Marysville, KS — Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) reached a major milestone in construction recently when CMH hospital leaders, staff and board members marked its progress with an informal beam signing ceremony Tuesday morning. The final steel beam will be raised into place within the next several weeks. CMH Beam signing ceremonies are typically held to commemorate the placement of the last beam in a building’s construction process.

“Today’s beam signing event marks a key milestone in our hospital rebuild project and brings us one step closer to completing our new state-of-the-art facility,” said Curtis Hawkinson, hospital administrator. “It’s exciting to watch the steel structure take shape and now we are looking forward to moving into the next phases of building construction.”

Despite the harsh winter weather and seasonal rains, hospital officials expect the project will come close to meeting the move-in dateline of January 2011, with a completion date sometime the end of May.

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Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.