Dr. Daniel Dickerson

Daniel DickersonDr. Daniel Dickerson (photo courtesy Lawrence Memorial Hospital)

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Dr. Daniel Dickerson has resigned from Eudora Family Care effective at the end of 2014.  According to Belinda Rehmer, a spokesperson for Lawrence Memorial Hospital which owns Eudora Family Care, Dickerson will be leaving to do research.  There was no word on where or what type of research he will be doing.

Rehmer stated that Dr. Joe Hawkins will be joining the practice as a replacement to Dickerson, but as of this time, a start date for Hawkins has not been determined.  Rehmer said that, depending on when Hawkins’ starts, Dr. Elizabeth Stamper or a physician from the LMH system will likely fill in serving Dickerson’s patients during any interim period.

“LMH cares a lot about the Eudora community and has invested a lot in the Eudora community,” Rehmer said. “We intend to continue to provide excellent healthcare in the Eudora community.”

Dickerson declined to be interviewed for this story, but it is believed that Dickerson will continue his role on the Eudora School Board.  Dickerson has been in Eudora since 2001.

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Pictured (l to r) Judy Keller, Dr. Liz Stamper, Dr. Daniel Dickerson, Bennett Stamper (with the big scissors), Jaye Cole , Stan Byrne, Debrah Barr and Gene Meyer

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Officials from Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Eudora Family Care and Byrne’s Pharmacy held an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday to celebrate the opening of the new medical facility in Eudora.

“We made the decision in 2006 to invest in this property” LMH President Gene Meyer said. “We and the board think it was a tremendous decision for both LMH and, in turn, the community.”

Mayor Scott Hopson in his remarks was excited about the new facility opening.

“This project serves as a symbol to the region that Eudora is open for business and economic progress is happening in our community” Hopson said. “We look forward to more businesses locating in the area around this facility and the positive future it represents for Eudora.”

Dr. Daniel Dickerson is extremely happy with the new facility. “It’s wonderful here.

It’s definitely a change and it’s been a long process to get to this point, but the additional space and new technology are so great.  This new facility will allow us to serve the community with even better quality health care”  Dickerson said.

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1/18/2011 NEWS UPDATE

Mark Chrisplip has filed for reelection for his School Board seat as of this morning.

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We wanted to give you a quick rundown as to what we have learned about candidates so far in the upcoming elections.

First the City Council Elections:

Incumbent Ruth Hughs has filed for the campaign. Councilwoman Maria Nelson has stated on the record that she is going to file.

Challenger Jerry Trober has also filed for the election. Jeff Peterson, the other sitting council member has decided not to run.  Three seats are up for election in 2011.

On the School Board:

There are five seats to be put to a vote. 4 regular seats held by board members Mark Chrislip, Kenny Massey, Joe Pyle and Belinda Rehmer are up and Nancy Jackson was appointed to the board, so her seat is also up for reelection this year.

As of late last week, Rehmer was the only incumbent so far to file.  Chrislip  (SEE NEWS UPDATE ABOVE), Massey and Pyle stated they are still “undecided”. Jackson was unavailable to comment and has not returned inquiries.

Also filing for School Board seats are Dr. Daniel Dickerson and Bryan Maring. Dickerson practices at Eudora Family Care and Maring has been an instructor at the University and High school levels.

The filing deadline is January 25th.  As we get closer to the elections, we will have candidate profiles for all the candidates running in the election who choose to respond. EudoraReporter.com will be your one stop location for election coverage in 2011.

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Dr. Daniel Dickerson

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Dr. Daniel Dickerson has filed to run for a seat on the Eudora School District Board of Education.  Dickerson is currently employed as a physician at Eudora Family Care, part of the Lawrence Memorial Hospital practices.

Dickerson holds a PhD from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in biochemistry and and MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Five seats on the Eudora School Board will be up for election in April.  Dickerson is the only one to have so far filed for the election. Current sitting Board member Belinda Rehmer has officially announce her intention to run again.

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