NRH board calls special meeting to approve new director of inpatient rehab facility

A special meeting was called Monday as Newman Regional Health's board of directors approved a new physician contract.
Dr. Alana Longwell, who's been with the hospital since Aug. 2011 is taking over as the new medical director of inpatient rehabilitation facility and will also oversee the hospitalist program. In addition, Dr. Longwell will continue to work as a physician for both and will take over as director within 90 days. The board was unanimous in approving the contract.
The move comes as Dr. Todd Detwiler has announced his resignation as medical director effective Sept. 1. He will still maintain his office practice at Cotton O'Neil Emporia.