Keeping mental health front of mind during a pandemic

How are you doing during these unprecedented times? Be honest. How are you handling the stressors involved with the COVID-19 pandemic? It’s no lie coronavirus has changed the course of all of our lives and has left no life untouched. Maybe you’re an essential worker putting in overtime. Maybe you’re working from home or have […]

Newton Medical Center recognized for patient safety achievements

Newton Medical Center (NMC) is among 115 hospitals statewide being recognized for its exemplary achievements to improve patient safety. The Kansas Healthcare Collaborative (KHC) recognized Kansas hospitals recently at the conclusion of the AHA/HRET Network—a major patient safety initiative spearheaded by the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust (AHA/HRET) and coordinated in Kansas by […]

Healing hands: NMC’s specialized care team treats hard-to-heal wounds

Time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds, especially wounds left by accidents, burns, cancer treatments, diabetes and other conditions. But Newton Medical Center’s Wound Care Team is here to help with innovative technology and dedication to patient care. Our superhero team is trained to use advanced wound healing with state-of-the-art wound healing treatments to help you […]

NMC Announces Reductions in Response to COVID-19

Newton Medical Center (NMC) notified employees at its hospital and clinic locations in Newton, Hesston, Park City, Valley Center and Wichita of staffing adjustments in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. In compliance with recommendations from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Kansas Department of […]

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 […]