Newton Medical Center (NMC) announced today the addition of Karla Hostetler, APRN. Hostetler will begin seeing patients on June 21 at the hospital’s Mid Kansas Family Practice in Hesston.

“We’re pleased to welcome Karla to the clinic,” said Alex Haines, vice president of clinic operations at NMC. “Karla has a passion for helping patients maintain their health while preventing the progression of chronic diseases, which fits right along with our mission of responding to the individual needs of those we serve.”

“After living in Hesston and raising my family here, I’m thrilled to begin working in this community,” said Hostetler. “An important part of family practice is developing relationships with patients. So it’s exciting to have the opportunity to do so in a community that is already so close to me.”

Hostetler received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wichita State University (WSU) and has previously worked as a registered nurse in hospice, home health, intensive care, medical, surgical and case management. Hostetler returned to WSU in 2004 to complete her Master of Science in Nursing and since then has worked as an advanced practice registered nurse in oncology and family medicine in Newton. She is also a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.