Newman Regional Health Specialties

Breast Care Center

W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center

Dedicated to Screening More Women and Reducing the Personal Tragedies Associated with Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer for women in the areas served by Newman Regional Health. In the United States, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes. Eighty percent of these women do not have any of the reported risk factors, other than being female and aging.

In Kansas, the female incidence of breast cancer and the female incidence of death caused by breast cancer are higher than in surrounding states. The key to surviving breast cancer is early diagnosis through regular screening mammograms, breast self-exams, and yearly exams by your personal physician.

In an effort to comprehensively address our community’s needs, Newman Regional Health opened the W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center in Emporia, Kansas on February 13, 2012. It is a comprehensive breast care center, dedicated to screening more women and reducing the personal tragedies associated with breast cancer.

The center enables women to receive timely diagnosis of breast cancer, with the hope of decreasing mortality from breast cancer for women in Lyon County and the area served by Newman Regional Health.

Breast Care Services

The W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center at Newman Regional Health enables patients to obtain preventive screening and diagnostic procedures locally in a comfortable environment from a multi-disciplinary team of caring professionals.

The team includes board-certified oncologists, radiologists, and surgeons supporting your personal physician, a mammography technologist and support personnel trained to support patients and their family members through the entire treatment process.

Along with digital mammography, other services include stereotactic breast biopsy, needle localizations, and ultrasound.

Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas is committed to bringing patients the most advanced treatments and technology available. Technological advancements result in less invasive therapies and improve diagnostics.

Contact

Appointments for digital mammography can be made by calling (620) 343-6800, ext. 1167.

W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center

Phone: (620) 342-5222

Cancer Treatment Center

Partnering with Central Care Cancer Center for Radiation Oncology

Residents of southeast Kansas rely on Newman Regional Health to connect them to the best cancer treatment center in the area – Central Care Cancer Center, where Dr. Jorge Wong provides expert radiation oncology services and Dr. Elshami Elamin provides experienced Medical Oncology/Hematology services.

Dr. Jorge Wong is an experienced radiation oncologist who has partnered with Newman Regional Health. He specializes in precision 3D treatment planning, IMRT, and intraoperative radiation treatments. He has experience with solid tumors; breast, lung, head, and neck malignancies; lymphomas; and central nervous system (CNS) tumors.

Dr. Elshami Elamin provides Medical Oncology/Hematology services with Central Care Cancer Center at Newman Regional Health. Dr. Elamin is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Medical Oncology as well as Internal Medicine. Dr. Elamin’s practices include the diagnosis and management of solid and hematological malignancies including breast, lung, GI, head and neck cancers, leukemia, lymphomas.

Visit www.cccancer.com to learn more.

Meet the Providers

Jorge Wong, MD

Radiation Oncology
Facility:
Central Care Cancer Center
Address: 1401 W. 12th Ave.
Phone: (620) 342-1117
Residency:
Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan
Board Certification:
N/A
Fellowship:
Oncology, Tufts University, Boston, MA
Undergraduate Education:
Biology Science - Peru
Graduate Education:
San Marcos - Peru
Date Began at Newman:
09/01/2003
Availability for Appointments in Emporia:
Monday through Friday
Clinical Focus:
N/A

Contact

Central Care Cancer Center

Phone: (620) 342-1117

Cardiology

Interventional Cardiologists Provide Inpatient and Outpatient Care

Newman Regional Health is proud to offer diagnostics and specialty care both in the hospital and the office for patients with cardiology conditions. In addition, Newman Regional Health is associated with Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri to help provide a comprehensive cardiology program for our community.

Cardiology services provided at Newman Regional Health include:

  • Office consults and follow-ups
  • Hospital consults and follow-ups
  • Echocardiogram
  • Nuclear stress test
  • CT scan of the heart
  • Tilt table test
  • Heart catheterization
  • Stent placement
  • Pacemaker placement

Interventional cardiology procedures are performed in our state-of-the art W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab (CVL). Meet patient Gary Johnson and our top-notch cath lab team.

Cardiac conditions treated at Newman Regional Health include:

  • Congestive heart failure (shortness of breath)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure(hypertension)
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Dizziness / syncope
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Dizziness / Syncope (Fainting)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • And more

Heart Failure

Heart failure treatment includes an initial evaluation for pulmonary hypertension (if right-sided heart failure) and, if needed, treatment for pulmonary hypertension. Home monitoring and follow-up care is critical to managing this condition.

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease screening and management includes an initial evaluation with a coronary CT angiogram, stress test, and treatment of acute chest pain/heart attack. Risk factor therapy and coordination of care with your primary care physician is used to manage, prevent, and reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke.

Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screening and management begins with an initial evaluation consisting of a peripheral CT angiogram, vascular ultrasound, ankle brachial index, and treatment of any blocked arteries in the leg (cold foot) or leg cramps (claudication). We’ll coordinate with your primary care provider and conduct risk factor therapy for preventive measures.

Dizziness/Syncope (Fainting)

Treatment of dizziness/syncope involves bradycardia therapy with a pacemaker and tilt-table testing.

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Evaluation and treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis requires an initial evaluation and possible acute venous thrombectomy and IVC filter placement.

Contact

Newman Regional Health Cardiology

Phone: (620) 342-4278 (HART)

Cardiopulmonary

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
  • Cardiac Monitoring and Electroencephalograms (EEG)
  • Sleep Studies
  • Respiratory Care

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).

Enrollment

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 provider’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.

Contact

Cardiopulmonary Department

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

Ear, Nose, Throat

Highly Skilled Ear, Nose, and Throat providers in Emporia, Kansas

For ear, nose, and throat conditions, our otolaryngologists and audiologist provide comprehensive ENT care for all age groups. This includes ear infections, hearing loss, and vertigo. They have expertise in airway problems including deviated nasal septum, allergies, sinusitis, tonsillitis, sleep apnea, hoarseness, chronic cough, and dysphagia.

Our ENT surgeons have extensive surgical experience in dealing with tumors of the head and neck, salivary gland, and thyroid.

We care for patients with these ear, nose, and throat conditions:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Earaches
  • Earwax blockage
  • Hearing loss
  • Hoarseness
  • Meniere's disease
  • Middle ear infection - otitis media
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nosebleeds
  • Perforated eardrum - ruptured eardrum
  • Snoring
  • Sleep apnea
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Swimmer's ear - otitis externa
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • And more

As ENT specialists, we understand how hearing problems can affect your self-confidence as well as your relationships, so we recommend quick, safe, and effective measures to restore your hearing as much as possible. Many procedures are performed in the office, for your convenience. Inpatient and emergency consultations and surgical procedures are performed at Newman Regional Health.

Meet the ENT Providers

Dr. Matthew Glynn
Dr. Robert Lane

Contact

Topeka Ear-Nose-Throat

Phone: (620) 340-0168

Emergency

Emergency Services

The Emergency Department at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas offers a complete range of services for all types of emergencies. Our Emergency Department team consists of in-house physicians and physician assistants specializing in emergency medicine and registered nurses trained in trauma care, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric life support techniques.

Our average wait time to see a provider is 16 minutes, compared to a national average of 58.1 minutes (as reported by the CDC). There is a physician on duty 24-hours a day, every day of the year, to meet the needs of the Emporia, Kansas area community.

Cardiology Services

Cardiology services and interventional cardiologists also are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week along with the W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab (CVL). The CVL features state-of-the art equipment and a staff with a combined 21 years of experience working in catheterization labs.

According to the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, catheterizations for acute heart attacks should be performed in less than 90 minutes from time of arrival to the actual procedure. At Newman Regional Health, our “door to balloon” time averages 47 minutes.

Patient Gary Johnson can attest to the value our cath lab brings to the Emporia community. Meet Gary and our fantastic cath lab team.

Learn more about Newman Cardiology and our Cardiopulmonary Department.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners

A team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE) are available 24-hours a day, every day, to examine adult and child sexual assault victims and collect forensic evidence. They are part of the area Sexual Assault Response Team (SART).

Critical Care Transport

LifeTeam provides critical care transport when needed to rapidly respond to trauma or any emergency that requires specialized medical treatment. LifeTeam employs the most highly trained and dedicated crews available to safely and quickly provide patients the transport medicine necessary to save their lives.

Meet the ER Providers

Dr. Tracy Tucker, ED Medical Director
Dr. James Seberger
Dr. Val Brown
Meggie Burghart, APRN-C
Andrew Kneib, PA
Dr. Aaron Watters
Julie Weakley, APRN
Dr. Richard Watson
Dr. John Whitehead

Contact

Emergency Department
Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 343-6800 ext. 1010

Family Medicine

Comprehensive Care for Your Whole Family

The providers, nurse practitioners, and staff of Newman Regional Health Family Medicine, Cotton 0’Neil Emporia and Flint Hills Family Medicine are committed to ensuring that you and your family receive the best medical care available. We provide high quality care that is patient-directed to meet your health goals with your well-being in mind.

We treat a wide variety of illnesses, injuries, and conditions in children and adults of all ages – from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. Our number one goal is to help you feel better when you are sick and maintain good health in between visits.

The providers and nurse practitioners at Newman Regional Health Family Medicine, Cotton O’Neil Emporia, and Flint Hills Family Medicine complete family medical care for everyone in your family, offering a range of preventive, urgent, and chronic care services. We offer same day appointments for sick visits.

Visit our patient education library to learn more about the conditions we treat.

Meet the Family Medicine Providers

Hand in Hand Hospice

Providing Hospice Care in Emporia, Kansas since 1983

Hospice is a philosophy of care that provides holistic services for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Hospice services are most often provided in a patient's own home, assisted living facility, or nursing home.

The goal of hospice is not to cure illness or hasten death, but to help patients achieve the highest quality of life possible. By placing an emphasis on quality of life and providing expert symptom management, hospice care allows patients to spend time focusing on the things that are the most important and meaningful to them.

Serving the residents of Lyon, Coffey, Greenwood, Morris, Osage and Chase Counties since 1983, the staff at Hand in Hand Hospice, has more than 85 years of combined expertise. Hand in Hand Hospice offers patients and their families a variety of services including:

  • Nursing care
  • Medical care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Bathing & Personal Care Assistance

To learn more, please visit www.hihhospice.org.

Contact

Hand in Hand Hospice Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 340-6177 or (800) 334-6215

Infusion Clinic

Patients receive intravenous (IV) medication therapy such as antibiotics, immunologic agents, as well as blood transfusions in our modern outpatient infusion clinic.

We offer patients a comfortable home-like atmosphere to relax in while they receive their infusion. Every infusion room has a television to help pass the time during treatment.

Our state-of-the-art outpatient infusion clinic is located on the 3rd floor of Newman Regional Health.

Contact

Outpatient Infusion Clinic Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext.2254

Inpatient Rehabilitation

Helping You Recover and Reach Your Greatest Potential Following a Disabling Injury or Illness

Life sometimes brings unexpected challenges. The inpatient rehabilitation unit at Newman Regional Health (located on the 2nd floor, south) is dedicated to helping patients who have been affected by conditions such as stroke, neurological disorders, orthopedic procedures, hip fractures, amputations, and major trauma.

We provide intensive therapy programs that assist patients in developing new skills, relearning previous skills, and fostering a healthy return to enjoyable life activities. Patients find our program is different from a routine hospital stay. We believe that caring for patients means helping them learn to do as much for themselves as possible.

Patients participate in:

  • One-on-one therapy
  • Group treatment
  • Community re-entry and adaptive leisure activities
  • Patient and family education
  • Other goal-directed activities

Our rehabilitation specialists strive to help the patient improve in mobility, strength, and independence while providing hope and encouragement to the patient and family.

Goals may include:

  • Maximize independence in activities of daily living including bathing, dressing, meal preparation, etc.
  • Achieve safe mobility with or without adaptive equipment
  • Improve balance and coordination and prevent falls
  • Maximize communication skills
  • Improve swallowing ability
  • Enhance knowledge of available resources at discharge

The rehabilitation unit accepts referrals from physicians, healthcare professionals, family members, and patients themselves. Following a referral, a pre-admission assessment is arranged and completed at no charge.

We also offer these rehabilitation therapies:

For more information, download our inpatient rehabilitation brochure.

Visiting Hours

In addition to the visiting hours listed below, we ask that you do not visit patients during their meal times. You are welcome to stay in the waiting room or in the patient's room while they eat in the dining room.

Visiting hours are every day from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 8:30 pm.

Contact

Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 2268

Fax: (620) 340-6730

Rehab Referral Hotline: (620) 794-9056

Intensive Care Unit

24/7 Support for Medical and Surgical Patients

Newman Regional Health's six-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology for monitoring patients. We provide services for cardiac-related problems from heart attack and temporary pacemaker to the management of cardiogenic shock and ventilator support. Post-anesthesia recovery is provided as needed.

Our caring nurses go above and beyond to provide the highest quality of compassionate care to our patients in the intensive care unit at Newman Regional Health.

As highly-trained experts, our providers and nurses are attentive to our patients' particular complex medical needs, including coronary care, hemodynamic monitoring, and advanced cardiac life support. Our team provides services for medical and surgical patients with a wide range of acute conditions.

Contact

Intensive Care Unit
Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 3506

Obstetrics and Gynecology

At Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas, we have several board-certified physicians and a certified midwife who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/Gyn) to take care of women through every stage of life. We handle all types of pregnancies with compassion and enthusiasm and treat a wide range of gynecological problems.

Most surgical procedures will be performed at Newman Regional Health in the Women’s Life Center.

Your OB/Gyn will handle every aspect of your reproductive health, such as:

Obstetrics:

  • Cesarean section
  • High-risk pregnancy care
  • Miscarriage
  • Pregnancy ultrasound
  • Premature labor and delivery
  • Prenatal care

Gynecology:

  • Birth control counseling
  • Breast exams
  • Menopause management
  • Pap smears
  • STD screening
  • Treatment of heavy periods

You can find many more OB/Gyn topics in our interactive patient education center.

Meet the Providers

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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

We Help Keep You Moving

At Newman Regional Health, our orthopedic doctors specialize in the diagnostic, medical, surgical, and rehabilitative treatment of bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves for adults and children. They treat a variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries utilizing cutting-edge surgical procedures and non-surgical techniques to ensure the best outcomes for your condition.

From sprains and strains to torn ligaments and joint replacements, our physicians, nurses, and staff will provide you with timely and compassionate personalized care.

Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a full-time athlete, or you just enjoy being active, the orthopedic specialists at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas can help you and your family with all your orthopedic needs. With our wide range of skills and services, including injury prevention, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation, you can count on us to keep you moving.

We perform a comprehensive range of orthopedic treatments and surgical procedures for people with hip and knee pain, shoulder injuries, hand and wrist conditions, and some foot/ankle problems.

Common orthopedic conditions and treatments include:

  • Total joint replacement
    • Hip, Knee
    • Shoulder, Elbow
    • Thumb, Finger
  • Fracture management
  • Sports medicine
  • Cartilage/meniscal transplant
  • Arthroscopic repair
  • Ligament and tendon repairs and reconstruction
  • Anterior cruciate ligament / ACL (knee) repair
  • Rotator cuff (shoulder) repair
  • Reverse total shoulder surgery
  • Elbow, wrist, ankle conditions
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hand surgery

Our providers and practitioners are dedicated to providing you with quality, compassionate care for the full spectrum of orthopedic and sports-related conditions and injuries. From nonsurgical treatments to surgical services, our orthopedic providers are among the most respected in Lyon County, Kansas.

Contact

Phone: (620) 340-6181

Pediatrics

Unparalleled Care for Children of All Ages

At Newman Regional Health, our pediatricians provide skillful and nurturing care to children of all ages – from infants and toddlers to pre-teens and adolescents. Our providers and staff offer an unparalleled level of personalized medical care in a “child-friendly” small office setting.

When your children are sick, you want compassionate care from a qualified provider. When your little one has an urgent medical need, you can trust us to get your baby or child on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Our friendly pediatricians also provide routine well-baby and well-child exams, childhood immunizations/vaccinations, and physicals for school and sports.

Combining up-to-date scientific medical knowledge with practical aspects of parenting, your child’s provider will work closely with you to provide a comprehensive care plan for your children, along with experienced advice regarding emotional and safety issues.

To ensure your children receive the best care possible, our pediatric physicians emphasize continuity of care by forging a collaborative and enduring relationship with you as a parent.

Preventive services include:

  • Well-child checkups
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • School and sports physicals
  • Health screening tests
  • And more

Our pediatricians provide preventive services and care for a wide spectrum of acute and chronic pediatric conditions, such as:

  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Flu
  • Hives
  • Insect sting allergy
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat
  • Vomiting

You can browse additional pediatric conditions and treatments in our health education center.

Meet the Providers

Newman Regional Health Pediatrics

(620) 343-2376
Dr. Derek Brown

Cotton 0’Neil Emporia

(620) 343-2900
Dr. Christy Jansen

Urology

In-Office and Surgical Treatment by Board-Certified Urologists

At Newman Regional Health, our urologist specializes in diagnosing and treating a variety of urology conditions for men and women, such as prostate cancer, urinary incontinence, and pelvic floor disorders.

For your convenience, many treatments can be performed in the office. Urological surgical procedures are performed at Newman Regional Health.

Common urology conditions include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Urinary tract infections (UTI)
  • Urologic tumors
  • Blood in urine
  • Difficult urination

To learn more, visit our interactive patient education library and talk to a urologist.

Contact

Dr. Bradley Rupp

Phone: (620) 346-6800, ext. 1167

Connect With Us

Newman Regional Health For Your Whole Life
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
620-343-6800
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801