Newman Regional Health

Cardiopulmonary Services

Keeping our patients' hearts and lungs healthy, from newborn to adults 

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Early action is the key to preventing and treating the symptoms of a heart attack or stroke.  COPD is a major lung disease that affects 30 million Americans. Newman Regional Health's Cardiopulmonary Services Department provides 24-hour testing and treatment for patients with heart and lung problems. Learn about common conditions in our patient education library.

Our cardiopulmonary services include:

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

The case management team of our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps patients with heart disease recover faster and return to fuller, productive lives.  Cardiac Rehabilitation includes exercise, education, counseling, and learning how to make healthier choices.

You can benefit from this program if you have had coronary bypass surgery, heart attack, cardiac stent/angioplasty, heart valve repair/replacement, heart transplant, or congestive heart failure (meeting certain guidelines). Our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. 

Class Times

The cardiac rehabilitation class meets three days per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at regularly scheduled class times that last approximately one hour. We offer morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate most schedules. The program lasts 6 to 12 weeks on average and is covered by most insurance companies (Medicare and private insurance).


Contact your physician to discuss referral to our program.

Cardiac Monitoring and Electroencephalograms (EEG)

An EEG (electroencephalogram) records the electrical activity of the brain. During an EEG, small metal discs are attached to the patient’s scalp with an adhesive. These electrodes pick up the electrical activity of the brain. An EEG test is totally painless and usually takes about 1 ½ hours.

An EEG is a diagnostic tool used to evaluate:

  • Seizure disorders / epilepsy
  • Metabolic disorders, such as liver disorders or kidney dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • Infections of the central nervous system
  • Degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease
  • Head trauma
  • Headaches
  • Brain tumors
  • Brain death

Sleep Studies

Our Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our sleep specialists and physicians identify and treat sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea , snoring, insomnia, and others. Learn more about our sleep medicine center.

Respiratory Care

Respiratory therapists provide care that helps manage a wide range of breathing problems, caused by disease, accident, or illness. Respiratory therapists work in a variety of health care settings from the infant to adult in the emergency room, nursery, Intensive Care Unit, and the general patient care unit . They evaluate, treat, educate, and monitor patients with all kinds of breathing disorders.  Excellent care is provided by your respiratory therapist and treatment depends on what kind of breathing problem you have. They may measure your lung capacity; collect blood samples to determine how healthy your lungs are, and what treatments you may need to improve your condition.  They manage your airway when you cannot breathe adequately during a respiratory arrest or accident and can operate highly technical equipment to help you breathe.

A respiratory therapist is specially trained and highly skilled professional working under your doctor’s direction assessing a person’s overall cardiopulmonary condition, including medical history, learning needs, and physical, social, and nutrition status. Treatment may include use of inhaled medication, teaching the patient about their disease, administration of oxygen and use of other devices that maintain healthy lungs.


Cardiopulmonary Department
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 1300

Newman Regional Health
1201 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, Kansas 66801

Newman Regional Health
Newman Regional Health (Hospital)
1201 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801
Phone: (620) 343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W. 12th Avenue, Emporia, Kansas 66801