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Two Area Natives To Join CMH in August 2013

Marysville, KS – Family Practitioners Ben Bruna, MD, and Shane Thoreson, MD, will join the medical staff of Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) in August, 2013. Both physicians will practice family medicine at Marysville Clinic.

Ben Bruna, M.D.

Dr. Ben Bruna attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence where he received his Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree in May, 2005. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he entered the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in May of 2010. Bruna will complete his three-year residency at Smoky Hill Family Medicine, Salina, KS, in June of 2013.

Bruna is the son of Alan and Marie Bruna, Hanover. He and his wife, Cheryl (Bergman), a native of Baileyville, KS, have three children: Gracie, who is 4 years old; Jack is 2; and Kate is 1. They will live in Hanover.

“I look forward to moving back to the Marysville community to practice family medicine,” said Bruna. “I’m excited to provide care to residents in a rural setting and build lasting relationships with patients and families.”

Shane Thoreson, M.D.

Dr. Shane Thoreson attended Kansas State University where he received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Kinesiology. After finishing his undergraduate degree, he entered the University of Kansas School of Medicine, graduating in May of 2010. Thoreson will complete his three-year residency at Smokey Hill Family Medicine in June of 2013.

Thoreson is the son of Byron and Cindy Thoreson, Marysville. He and his wife, Laura (Buessing), are expecting their first child, a boy, in January. Laura, a physical therapist, will join the staff of Crist & Pieschl Physical Therapy in late summer, 2013.

“I’m excited to come back to Marysville. I was always treated so well by the community,” said Thoreson. “It will be great to return to my home town to practice family medicine and serve the same community that I grew up in.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.