Community Memorial Healthcare Announces 2015-2016 Board Members

Marysville, KS – Community Memorial Healthcare (CMH) announces the election of new members to its 2015-2016 Board of Directors: Gail Gilkerson and Jim Ladner, both of Marysville, and Ray Shultz, DVM, Randolph. Gilkerson is a retired USD 364 school nurse; Ladner is employed at Landoll Corporation in sales management; and Dr. Shultz, is a veterinarian and co-owner of Valley Vet Supply.

Trent Moser, Marysville, was elected Chair, succeeding Dan Caffrey, Marysville. Bryce Porter was elected Vice-Chair. Other board members include: Dennis Cashier, Marysville; Ken Lamoreaux, Waterville; Lucy Papes, Marysville; Marge Schlabach, Hanover; Delores Stump, Blue Rapids; Bob Voet, Home; Candace Wright, Marysville; and Dr. Ken Duensing, Chief of Medical Staff.

Corporate members approved a new Bylaw change in April to increase the number of board terms a Director can serve from two to three. The result is that a Director can serve a total of nine years instead of six years. The change becomes effective beginning in 2016. Increasing the number of terms a Director may serve will enable CMH to take advantage of a Director’s knowledge and experience gained for a longer period of time. In a related matter, the Board approved a policy that requires each Director to obtain 24 hours of continuing education each year to learn and understand the healthcare organization and industry.

CMH extends a warm welcome to our 2015-2016 hospital board members.