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CMH Names New Chief of Staff

Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Ryan, MD, ABFP, as Chief of Staff, effective January 1, 2011. His term will run through December 31, 2012. Dr. Ryan is replacing Dr. Michelle Stone, who served as Chief of Staff during 2009-2010.

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 (CEO); presides and oversees medical staff meetings; and serves as a spokesperson for the medical staff in professional and public relations.

Dr. Ryan is a family practitioner with Community Physicians Clinic in Marysville, and is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He has been engaged in family practice in the Marysville and Wymore, NE communities since 1983.

Dr. Ryan has precepted Wichita State University Physician Assistant (PA) students for over 20 years. The Wichita State University PA Program awarded Dr. Ryan with the Preceptor of the Year Award in 2008. Awarded annually, the Outstanding Preceptor Award is given to a medical doctor who has supported the physician assistant program substantially in the areas of teaching, mentoring, and guiding students during the clinical phase of training.

The Outstanding Preceptor Award is student derived with physician assistant students selecting the physician of their choice to receive the Preceptor Award

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