Newton Medical Center has named Cindy Knoeppel, MSN, RN, CNOR, as chief clinical officer.
Knoeppel fills the position previously held by Val Gleason, who recently became CEO of the hospital.
“Cindy’s credentials and years of progressive managerial experience have prepared her to assume these new and expanded responsibilities. She is well-equipped as a clinical nurse specialist to address population health management, which is a key domain of the emerging healthcare environment,” says Gleason. “Cindy’s calm demeanor, clinical acumen and experience across multi-disciplines will serve her well in her new role.”
“It is a great honor and privilege to be part of the Newton Medical Center legacy and to continue to serve Newton and the surrounding community,” says Knoeppel.
Knoeppel joined Newton Medical Center in 2007 as risk manager. She became executive director of service lines in 2011, and she most recently served as the hospital’s associate chief nursing officer.
A graduate of Pittsburg State University, Knoeppel holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Wichita State University. She is a certified perioperative clinical nurse specialist and is also certified in perioperative nursing practice.
About Newton Medical Center
Newton Medical Center is a 103-bed hospital in Newton, Kan., providing comprehensive medical care to those in Harvey and surrounding counties. Services and specialties include emergency medicine, surgical services, occupational medicine, home health and more. The hospital, which also includes 12 primary care and specialty clinics, is conveniently located at the intersection of I-135 and Highway 50. For more information, call (316) 283-2700 or visit newtonmed.com.