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Newton Presbyterian Manor welcomes new director of nursing

In June, Newton Presbyterian Manor welcomed April Chaffin as its new director of nursing for healthcare.

A registered nurse for 21 years, April has extensive experience in home health and hospice services, holding titles ranging from field case manager to regional director of clinical services. Prior to that, April was medical manager at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita where, in addition to serving as a clinical case manager, she was base director for the Air Force’s Wounded Warrior program.

April accepted the position at Newton Presbyterian Manor because it offered an opportunity to continue to grow in her field. Ever since she’s been at the community, she’s also gained a special affinity for its people.

“I really enjoy the residents I work for and the staff I work with every day,” said April. “I enjoy being able to meet their needs and help them think outside the box so the residents can receive the best care and the staff feels supported.”

In addition to her work activities, April is an active member of First Pentecostal Church in Wichita where she has been a Sunday school teacher, youth leader and member of the choir.

Beyond that, April said she likes to keep her life pretty simple.

“I’m an introvert outside of work, so usually I spend my free time at home hanging out with my family,” said April.

That family includes her husband, an adult son, a daughter who recently graduated from high school and four cats who she affectionately called her “fur babies.”

“I have no idea what I would do without my family,” said April.

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