WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has selected Dave Stewart, a marketing executive with extensive experience in Wichita and the surrounding area, as its new market director of public relations and communications.
“Dave’s strategic thinking, varied skillset, years of experience and results-orientated approach will help us as we build on our accomplishments, both internally and externally,” said James Stepien, vice president of business development.
Stewart is a lifelong Kansan who grew up in McPherson, Kansas, and most recently served as a vice president of Associated Integrated Marketing, working in a variety of positions since 1991. He also had previously worked as a marketing director for Bunting Magnetics in Newton, Kansas, and as a reporter at the McPherson Sentinel newspaper.
“I am so excited to be here, and I look forward to helping Wesley Healthcare continue to grow,” Stewart said. “The environment here at Wesley is so amazing, and I feel honored to be working with a team so committed to helping others.”
In the director role, Stewart will oversee the internal relations, community engagement and media relations activities of the marketing department and will collaborate with leadership, division staff, provider relations and the service line leads on the growth agenda for Wesley Healthcare.
Stewart graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minors in English and political science.
Stewart has served in the community volunteering for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kansas, Advertising Federation of Wichita and Habitat for Humanity.
Dave began his new position with Wesley on Jan. 2.
For more information about Wesley Medical Center, please visit www.wesleymc.com.
Wesley Healthcare is the region’s leading acute-care hospital network providing a full range of diagnostic and treatment services for patients throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma since 1912. As a leader in Overall Recommended Care in national surveys, Wesley Medical Center treats more than 24,000 patients annually and delivers more than 5,800 babies – more than any hospital in a 13-state region. Wesley provides the most extensive emergency network in Wichita, with Wesley ER, Wesley West ER, Wesley Woodlawn ER, the region’s only pediatric ER, Wesley Derby ER. Wesley owns and operates Wesley Medical Center, Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER and Wesley Children’s Hospital. To learn more about Wesley Healthcare, please visit www.wesleymc.com.