Dr. Matthew Wheeler to offer General Surgery at NCH

Norton County Hospital (NCH) is pleased to announce that the Specialty Clinic will be welcoming Dr. Matthew Wheeler from Kearney Regional Medical Center to their list of rotating specialists.

Dr. Wheeler earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and his medical degree from Indian University School of Medicine.  He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Fellowship in Colon and Rectal Surgery at Medstar Washington Hospital Center in Washington D.C.

Dr. Wheeler, along with Kim Hilliard, PA-C, will begin offering general surgeries, scopes, and in-office procedures starting July 26, 2023, at Norton County Hospital.  Patients can be self-referred or referred through their primary care physician.  To make an appointment with Dr. Wheeler, please call Jennifer Schoenberger, Outpatient and Specialty Clinic Manager at 785-874-2257.

Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttp://www.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 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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