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Norton County Hospital Celebrating “We Are Health Care”

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National Hospital Week is May 8-14

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NORTON, Kan. – Hospitals in Kansas and across the U.S. are celebrating National Hospital Week, May 8-14. This annual observance celebrates the men and women who, day in and day out, support the health and well-being of their communities through dedication and compassionate care. Celebrated since 1921, National Hospital Week emphasizes the valuable contributions hospitals make in our communities, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

Norton County Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital and Level IV trauma center, has the Norton Medical Clinic, and has its own 501(c)(3) foundation, the Norton Regional Health Foundation. The hospital currently staffs about 130 employees and has the following medical providers: Josh Gaede, MD; Miranda McKellar, MD; Theresia Neill, MD; Jonna Inman, APRN; Kristin Vogel, PA-C; Gino Salerno, PA-C; and Rebecca Kahrs, APRN. The hospital offers many levels of inpatient care, a wide range of outpatient services and several visiting physician specialty clinics.

The theme for National Hospital Week 2022 is “We Are Health Care.” This week is an opportunity to thank all of the dedicated individuals – physicians, nurses, therapists, engineers, food service workers, volunteers, administrators and so many more – for their contributions.

Kansas Hospital Association information contributed to this release. KHA is a voluntary nonprofit organization existing to be the leading advocate and resource for members. KHA membership includes 237 member facilities, of which 123 are full-service, community hospitals. Founded in 1910, KHA’s vision is “Optimal Health for Kansas.”

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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