Two Norton County Hospital Physicians Resign

Via Norton County Hospital Press Release

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital has accepted the voluntary resignations of Miranda McKellar, M.D., and Theresia Neill, M.D. Both physicians have decided it is in their best interest, as well as in the best interest of the Hospital and the Norton community, to explore other employment opportunities. Dr. McKellar, Dr. Neill, and Norton County Hospital have coordinated to ensure a smooth transition of care for affected patients.

Norton County Hospital would like to thank Dr. McKellar and Dr. Neill for their three years of service to the community and wish them success in their next employment endeavors. Dr. McKellar and Dr. Neill would like to thank the Norton community, and wish Norton County Hospital continued success.

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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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