History of Cherryvale Clinic

The Cherryvale clinic first opened its doors at 216 East Fourth Street, with Dr. Charles L. Empson, as the owner and operator. In 1991, Marc Hoffmeister joined Empson's practice as a certified family primary care physician assistant (PA-C). In 1992, Dr. Empson sold the practice to Mercy Hospital in Independence, Kansas. In February of that year it became a rural health clinic, and Sharon Shoop was hired as manager. Linda Majewski, RN joined the team a year later. Davia Knight, PA-C, a local, began her practice at the clinic in October of 2011. In 2008, the clinic moved to Main Street in Cherryvale, where it is currently located at 203 W. Main. On December 31, 2015, Mercy Hospital relinquished ownership and contents to Wilson Medical Center, which now owns and operates Cherryvale Family Medicine, with the original providers and staff.