Here are the facts about COVID-19

A Nickerson High School graduate, Dr. Jennifer Koontz grew up in Hutchinson, KS. As a college athlete, playing volleyball, basketball and running track at Bethel College, she discovered a passion for healthy living and sports medicine that would direct her in life. As a physician specializing in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine since 2005, Dr. Koontz […]

Newton Medical Center Recognized as a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

NEWTON, Kan., (February 28, 2020) – Newton Medical Center (NMC) once again has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, this annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the […]

How to kick the habit: Skipping breakfast

Val Gleason is the president and chief executive officer at Newton Medical Center. Gleason joined Newton Medical Center in 2004 as vice president of physician services and most recently served as the hospital’s chief clinical integration officer. She graduated from Newman University with a B.S. in Business and holds an MBA from Baker University. She’s […]

A simple test may have saved his life

It pays to have friends. I’m still pretty young. I’m active. I try to eat right. I’m sure everything is fine. These were the kinds of things Melvin Schadler was telling himself. He’d experienced some tightness in his chest while driving several months before, but it went away. Everything was fine. It was just stress. […]

How to get help with your medical bills

By: Michelle Schmidt, Director of Marketing at The Midland Group Before joining The Midland Group, Michelle Schmidt has worked with many well-known companies, such Big Brothers Big Sisters, Clara Biotech, and several private universities, among many others. Michelle also owns and operates a private photography business and is a self-proclaimed story enthusiast who believes that […]

Don’t let thyroid issues go undiagnosed

Did you know that January is Thyroid Awareness Month? You might be shaking your head and truly wondering “of all things, why thyroid awareness?”  It’s a good question.  To put thyroid conditions into context, The American Thyroid Association estimates 20 million Americans have a thyroid problem and half are unaware and undiagnosed.  By comparison, 30 […]

North Wichita Families Gain New Bilingual Doctor

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announces the addition of Yvonne Saunders-Teigeler, MD, FAAFP, to North Amidon Family Physicians at 3443 N Amidon Ave. in Wichita. “Dr. Teigeler is a great addition to our clinic in Wichita,” said Alex Haines, vice president of clinic operations. “Her extensive training and experience with families, along with her love of […]

Cramer Joins NMC Walk-in Health Clinic

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announces the addition of Elizabeth Cramer, family nurse practitioner, to the health system’s new Walk-in Health Clinic in Park City. “We’re excited to welcome Elizabeth to our Walk-in Health Clinic,” said Alex Haines, vice president of clinic operations. “Elizabeth’s passion for helping patients and wealth of experience will give Park City […]

Volunteering – More Important Than Ever

“What should young people do with their lives today?  Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” I found this Kurt Vonnegut quote while doing some research the other day. Intrigued, I copied it down for future reference. We met […]