NMC’s Kesa Easter, MBA, CPPS, Named Associate Chief Clinical Officer

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announced that Kesa Easter, current director of home health and outpatient therapy services, will take on the role of associate chief clinical officer (ACCO), effective December 30. In this expanded role, Easter will provide executive leadership for the following outpatient departments: Newton Home Health, Newton Private Duty, Newton Therapy & Sports Performance […]

NMC’s Susan Lovelle, MD, Announces Retirement

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announced that plastic surgeon Susan Lovelle, MD, will retire on January 4, 2019. Dr. Lovelle led the hospital’s plastic surgery clinic, Lovelle Plastic Surgery. “Dr. Lovelle has been a tremendous asset to this hospital and community during her time here,” said Alex Haines, NMC vice president of clinic operations. “It has […]

NMC Transitions Away From Code for Emergency Announcements

NMC has announced that beginning December 1, 2018, all overhead emergency announcements at the hospital will transition from ‘code’ to plain language. These changes are based on recommendations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “It’s become clear over the past few years that it is just as important for our patients, families and visitors to […]

NMC Welcomes Family Physician John J. Hart, MD

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announces the addition of family physician John J. Hart, MD. Dr. Hart will join Mid Kansas Family Practice, the hospital’s primary care clinic in Hesston. “Dr. Hart will be a great addition to our team at Mid Kansas Family Practice,” said Alex Haines, vice president of clinic operations. “With his extensive […]

NMC Announces Appointment of Two New Board Members

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announced today the appointment of two new board members to its board of directors. Effective November 1, 2018, Christopher Conrade of Newton, vice president of Conrade Insurance and Angel Teck, DO, also of Newton, primary care physician at Health Ministries Clinic, joined the hospital’s 19-member governing board. “I am pleased to […]

NMC’s Jennifer Hamm, RT(R), Takes on Additional Role of Business Development

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announces that Jennifer Hamm, director of imaging, will take on the additional role of director of business development. In this expanded role, Hamm will be responsible for developing and implementing new clinical outreach opportunities at NMC in collaboration with key service line and departmental leaders. In addition to providing leadership support in strategic […]

A Message from the CEO: Breast Cancer Awareness

The very thought of getting breast cancer sends cold chills through most women. But did you know that  breast cancer affects both women and men? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so it will be good to discuss just what we’re supposed to be aware of. I’d guess there are very few adults who haven’t […]

A Medical Mission: NMC Clinicians Give Back to the Dominican Republic

In most developing countries, access to qualified healthcare is rare and typically reserved for the wealthy. To combat this growing disparity, medical professionals around the world donate their time and expertise to provide free healthcare to local populations in these countries. In early September, five of NMC’s providers and staff answered God’s calling and traveled […]

NMC Opens Office for Newton PD

Newton Police Department and Newton Medical Center have formed a partnership to enhance safety on the hospital campus. The hospital has established a satellite office for Newton Police near the Emergency Entrance. With extra activity in that area during overnight hours, hospital officials have been looking for ways to enhance the safety of patients and staff with […]