Clarinda Regional Health Center announced Dr. Gerard Stanley, Sr. will be
retiring from clinical practice as of June 30, 2017.
Dr. Gerard Stanley, Sr., began seeing patients in the Clarinda Medical Associates Physician’s Clinic at Clarinda Regional Health Center in 2009. Dr. Stanley reflected on his time in Clarinda, “I have given Clarinda Regional Health Center eight full years of my medical practice. I believe I have done well and made CRHC and the Clarinda community proud. This is a wonderful community and I will miss it.”
Dr. Stanley’s career accomplishments and service to medicine speak for themselves. He served as Associate Director of North Colorado Medical Center’s FP Residency Program and Associate Clinical Professor/Rural Preceptor for multiple medical programs including Creighton University School of Medicine, University of Iowa School of Medicine, and University of Nebraska School of Medicine to name a few. Serving as medical director for local nursing homes has been an additional role for Dr. Stanley for over thirty years.
Dr. Stanley is a member of, and has held leadership roles in, multiple medical societies and professional organizations. In addition to serving as primary investigator for over ten medical research projects, he has written published works including How Well Do Your Kidneys Work, and the book, He Was Crucified – Reflections on the Passion of the Christ.
In 2014, Dr. Stanley was recognized as “Iowa Family Physician of the Year” by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) and was also the President for the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians from 2001-2002. Ron Richardson, Board Trustee at CRHC, said, “Dr. Stanley is a highly professional medical practitioner, a reliable counsellor, a confidant, and friend. He served ably as Chief of Staff at CRHC and has been a leader in adapting to Electronic Medical Records to our clinic and hospital.” Richardson continued, “Dr. Stanley has been an outspoken advocate for excellence in healthcare.”
Dr. Stanley expressed that he was pleased a replacement family medicine physician, Dr. Pradeepa Vimalachandran, will be arriving in early fall. She will be “...coming in right behind me and I am sure she will be welcomed with open arms,” stated Dr. Stanley. Dr. Vimalachandran is in her last year of training at Creighton University’s Family Medicine Residency.
Chris Stipe, Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Clarinda is fortunate to have a history of very capable physicians that have cared for the community and supported our hospital. Dr. Stanley is now a part of that legacy. His experience and skill as a physician have served the hospital and community incredibly well over the last eight years. He will be greatly missed.”
Dr. Stanley and his wife, Midge, are looking forward to this new opportunity in working with their son in Omaha and spending more time with their grandchildren. “I will miss Clarinda Regional Health Center and the good people of Clarinda. It has been a good eight years and I am looking forward to a new venture in my life,” stated Dr. Stanley.
Clarinda Regional Health Center is planning a celebration of Dr. Stanley’s contribution to the hospital and community. Details will be forthcoming.