Maryland orthopedic doctor coming to Newman Regional Health

Newman Regional Health will have a new orthopedic doctor next year.
The hospital's board of trustees held a short conference call Thursday to approve an employment agreement with Dr. Doug Tice. Terms of the agreement will not be released.
Tice is coming to Emporia from Cumberland, Md., where he served as an orthopedic trauma surgeon. Tice was drawn to Emporia after participating in the Dirty Kanza the past five years.
Hospital CEO Bob Wright says Tice will start in Emporia on March 1 and joins Dr. Michael Yost at Newman Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. He replaces Dr. Andre Oulai, who leaves his practice at Newman Regional Health after coming to Emporia in 2015.