Norton County Hospital to Host Town Hall

Norton County Hospital will be hosting a Community Town Hall on July 17th, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the East Campus. Our goal is to answer the community’s questions efficiently and effectively. In that regard, we ask the public to please submit their questions to the Board of Trustees or CEO in writing and then drop them off at the Business Office or email them to Mackenzie Blecha, Marketing Coordinator at before June 30th.

We anticipate some submissions may be similar and to best utilize everyone’s time, we will compile and group them to answer all questions appropriately. The questions will then be distributed to the community prior to the town hall, in order for everyone to know what will be addressed. Questions via social media will not be answered. We believe this format will allow us to thoroughly communicate with the public, with the hope that each person feels heard.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
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 2020 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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