NMC Recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Newton Medical Center 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, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital […]

Newton Medical Center Partners with Shriners Hospitals for Children as Telehealth Location; First in Kansas

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announces a partnership with Shriners Hospitals for Children of St. Louis, Missouri, to provide children and local families with increased access to their specialists at the pediatric specialty care hospital. As a new telehealth location for Shriners, NMC will provide an opportunity for patients in Kansas and beyond to receive consultations […]

NMC Commits to Addressing Opioid Epidemic

In the wake of continued concerns surrounding opioid use and abuse and pain management, Newton Medical Center (NMC) announced today its commitment to addressing the growing epidemic. Following a multi-month effort to evaluate current processes and procedures, NMC issued a joint position statement of its Board, Medical Staff and Administration that focuses on three key […]

Newton Medical Center Welcomes Shelly Conrady as Director of Marketing

NMC has named Shelly Conrady as director of marketing and communications. Conrady will oversee NMC’s marketing and public relations efforts, including website and social media platforms. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Shelly over the past few years on various projects,” explains Todd Tangeman, NMC chief operating officer. “She comes to us as an […]

NMC Welcomes First Baby of 2019

Newton Medical Center welcomed baby girl Melanie as the first baby born at the hospital in the new year. Baby Melanie, originally due on January 7, arrived at 7:35 a.m. on January 2. She weighed in at seven pounds, twelve ounces, and measured 20 inches long. The hospital presented Melanie’s family with a gift basket […]

NMC Announces New Vision Statement

Newton Medical Center (NMC) announced today that the organization will have a new vision statement – to improve health. Over the past few years, NMC has focused not only on initiatives within the organization, but on impacting health and well-being in the community. This is seen through NMC’s partnership with the Newton YMCA, the Convenient […]

Wichita Primary Care Clinic Joins Newton Medical Center Family

Newton Medical Center (NMC) is excited to announce that the Wichita primary care clinic, North Amidon Family Physicians, will begin operating as an NMC primary care clinic on March 1, 2019. The move comes as current owners, Drs. Maureen Roos and David Wall, retire after 40 years of practicing medicine. “For the past few years, […]

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 […]