Retirement Reception To Be Held In Honor Of Dr. John Ryan

MARYSVILLE – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) announces the retirement of family practitioner Dr. John Ryan, M.D. A come-and-go reception will be held on Friday, May 21, 2021, from 4-6 p.m. in the CMH South Plaza Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend. Cake and punch will be served., and face masks are required inside hospital property.

Dr. Ryan has served in many capacities over the years since he began practicing medicine in Marysville in 1984. At the time of his retirement, he was actively practicing family medicine at Community Physicians Clinic, offering virtual telemedicine appointments throughout the 2020 COVID-19 novel coronavirus global pandemic, and served as medical advisor for the emergency/trauma team, infection control, and risk management/quality departments at CMH.

Dr. Ryan also currently serves the community as Marshall County public health officer, and medical director for Meadowlark Hospice. He will retain both roles following his retirement from CMH.

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 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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