News Release

Norton County Hospital hires new director of nursing

July 12, 2017

NORTON, Kan. – Norton County Hospital has hired a new director of nursing to join its staff. Sonya Cap, RN, will begin her position on Aug. 8, 2017.

A native of Penokee, Kansas, which is in Graham County, Cap completed her associate’s degree in nursing at Dodge City Community College and Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Phoenix. She is currently in a master’s degree program in nursing administration and management with Aspen University.

Cap was most recently a surgery clinic and anesthesia administrator in Omaha, Nebraska, but her overall medical career is quite extensive. In fact, she has worked in several areas that include inpatient bedside caregiving; surgery: pre-operative, recovery and post-recovery; intensive care units; coronary care units; emergency; labor and delivery; trauma; interventional radiology; and management.

“I moved into management from bedside caregiving, because I wanted to make a difference in not only the lives of the patients but in the staff as well,” Cap said, “and felt I could do that best from a leadership position.”

Cap is moving closer to where she grew up by joining Norton County Hospital. She said both of her brothers were actually born at Norton County Hospital – Rick in 1949 and Ron in 1951.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a dedicated group of professionals who believe in the mission of “Caring, Commitment and Community” to make Norton County Hospital the best it can be,” Cap said. “Since the early 1900s, NCH has provided premier services and outstanding care to the members of the Norton community, and I look forward to uniting with a team who desires to see that tradition continue.”

“Sonya brings a wealth of medical and management experience to Norton County Hospital, and we feel very fortunate to have her join our staff,” said Gina Frack, Norton County Hospital’s interim CEO.

More information about Norton County Hospital is available online.