Bill Newton, NP 2022 Nursing Excellence Award recipient

It was a bit of a different path that Bill Newton took to becoming a nurse.

“Helping my family study for nursing tests and exams really piqued an interest in me,” he said. “Plus, I loved how working at Reid felt like a family atmosphere.”

Newton has been a member of the Reid team since 2001. In that time, he’s worked for a variety of departments, including Engineering, Security, Psychiatric Services, Emergency Services, and more. He’s been in his current position with Nursing Support for more than six years.

A graduate of Indiana University East, Newton lives in Fountain City with his wife, Vickie. They have two daughters, Amber and Erin; three sons, Dustin, Bobby, and Zach; and 12 grandchildren.

“It’s so rewarding knowing we as nurses can all come together to be there for patients, families, and each other through miracles, death, and celebrations of life,” Newton said. “Nothing can be better than holding your breath waiting to watch a newborn breathe for the first time. And it’s a privilege to be there for a family when they’re going through their toughest time in losing a loved one. This is why we chose nursing.”

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