About Newman Regional Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Restrictions
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, physicians, and colleagues, Newman Regional Health has implemented the following visitation restrictions – click here
During this time of visitation restrictions, you always can send a free patient greeting card to a current inpatient.
Greeting cards are a convenient way of showing your support, staying in touch, and lifting spirits.
Access your health information, test results, medications, appointments, reports and more
Newman Regional Health provides access to your patient records through the use of our patient portal – MyHealth Info and a smartphone app called MHealth. You can get more information on this free service on the Patient Portal webpage – Click HERE
Non-English speaking patients
Newman Regional Health is proud to offer advanced Video Remote Interpreting from Propio Language Services, LLC.
Newman Regional Health has used over-the-phone interpreting in the past but recently introduced a new feature that allows physicians to pull the translator up on video, functioning as a closer, face-to-face conversation than the telephone allows. The service, and its companion phone app is more immediate than tracking down an interpreter and in the event of an emergency, the time saved may be vital.
The service provides Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) for American Sign Language (ASL) and the most frequently-requested spoken languages including Spanish.
Interpretation services are provided at no cost to our patients.
Application for Charity Care
Authorization to release your healthcare information to other individuals, companies or healthcare providers
Newman Regional Health’s Privacy Practices
Where to park
Newman Regional Health Parking Map
Visitor Inquiries and Outside Phone Calls
The patient’s family, friends, clergy and others may obtain the location (room number) of a patient by calling (620) 343-6800 and asking for the patient by name.
Depending upon the patient’s privacy choice to be included in the Patient Directory, information may or may not be able to be provided.
If a patient chooses to be included in the Patient Directory, their location (room number) may be provided if the patient is asked for by name. A patient can also receive telephone calls, mail and deliveries.
A patient may choose to not be included in the Patient Directory. If this option is selected by the patient, mail, flowers, gifts, cards or deliveries will be refused.
Gifts for Patients
To send gifts, flowers or cards to patients, you can order an item for delivery by calling the Gift Shoppe at (620) 343-6800, ext. 21172. Our Gift Shoppe volunteers are happy to place your order with a credit card and deliver it to the intended recipient. Visa, MasterCard, and Discover cards are accepted.
Gift Shoppe Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Floral allergies: there may be some circumstances under which the healthcare staff may prohibit the delivery of certain items to patient rooms.
Patient information is governed by Newman Regional Health’s Notice of Privacy Practices. (English – Spanish)
Visiting Hours & Guidelines
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitation Restrictions are in effect
To ensure the safety of our patients, visitors, physicians, and colleagues, Newman Regional Health has implemented the following visitation restrictions until further notice – click here
Send Patient Greetings
Newman Regional Health offers easy-to-send patient greeting cards for loved ones and friends to share words of support and encouragement to current inpatients. Even if you have already visited or sent a gift, greeting cards are another way of showing your support, staying in touch, and lifting spirits.
Complete the following form and our friendly staff will print and hand-deliver your message as quickly as possible during business hours Monday through Friday. Greeting card requests received on a weekend or holiday will be delivered to patients the next business day. Greeting cards will not be able to be delivered to patients that have been discharged/transferred and are no longer at Newman Regional Health.
Contents should not be considered confidential, and messages deemed inappropriate by Newman Regional Health will not be delivered.
If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact us.
About Newman Regional Health
For nearly 100 years, Newman Regional Health has continuously expanded and added new healthcare services to meet the needs of our community. Partnering with our medical staff, we continue to exceed state and national goals for clinical excellence and patient safety.
Newman Regional Health is a not-for-profit 25-bed critical access hospital, owned by the citizens of Lyon County Kansas. Our 10-bed acute inpatient medical rehabilitation unit offers patients the opportunity to recover from serious illness, injury or debility close to home, after treatment at Newman Regional Health or after returning from more distant facilities.
In 2019 our state-of-the-art, 19-bed emergency room, 10-bed Clinical Decision Unit, and 4-room express care clinic opened on our campus to better serve the patients of Lyon County, Kansas and surrounding communities 24 hours per day.
More than 70 specialty and primary care physicians and advanced practice providers work in our hospital and outpatient clinic to provide better access to a wider range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical services than any other critical access hospital in the state of Kansas.
600 clinical, professional and support services employees and 225 volunteers support our medical staff in fulfilling our mission “to improve health in our community by providing high-quality care”.
Ranked among the Top 70 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States for 5 consecutive years and among the Top 10 Hospitals of any size in Kansas, Newman Regional Health is proud to call Emporia Kansas our home.
Located in the heart of the famous Bluestem Region, Emporia, Kansas is known as the Front Porch to the Flint Hills. Open prairie stretches for miles with its tall grass prairie and peaceful rolling hills.
As the official founding city of Veteran’s Day, Emporia is also home to the National Teachers Hall of Fame, Granada Theater, Emporia Arts Council, and William Allen White, nationally known writer and journalist. Emporia State University serves 6,500 students in nationally recognized undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Newman Regional Health Board of Trustees
Newman Regional Health is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders.
- Robert Wright, MBA, CPA, Chief Executive Officer
- Holly French, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
- Julia Pyle, RN, MSN, Chief Operating Officer
- Cathy Pimple, RN, MSN, Chief Quality Officer
- Michael Argabright, Ed.D, Chairperson
- Sarah Tidwell, Vice Chair
- Richard Duncan, Treasurer/Secretary
- Larry Bucklinger, Member
- Rob Gilligan, Member
- Jim Williams, Ph.D, Member
- Tom Thompson, Member
- Luke Arndt, Member
- Charisse Symmonds Arndt, D.O., Member
- Ryan LaSota, M.D. Chief of Staff (ex officio)
We are always ready to answer any questions you may have about donations, gift options, or general questions about how we make decisions for the future of the hospital. Contact Newman Regional Health’s Board of Trustees by mailing to the below address:
Newman Regional Health
c/o Administration Office
1201 W. 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
View Newman Regional Health’s Audited financial statements – click HERE
2020 Medical Staff Officers and Committee Members
Medical Executive Committee
- Ryan LaSota, MD – President of the Medical Staff
- Tim Harris, DO – Vice President/President-Elect
- Brock Kretsinger, DO – At-Large Member
- Bryce Heitman, DO – At-Large Member
- Alana Longwell, DO – At-Large Member
- Charisse Symmonds, DO – At-Large Member
Infection Control Committee
- Catherine Grote, DO
- Ryan LaSota, MD
- Derek Brown, MD
- Matthew Turner, MD
- Michael Lloyd, DO
- Anna LaSota, DO
- Tim Harris, DO
- David Kemp, MD
- Alana Longwell, DO
- Aaron Watters, MD
- Oyeladun Oyenuga, MD
Pharmacy & Therapeutics
- Todd Detwiler, MD
- Brock Kretsinger, DO
- Catherine Grote, DO
- Jennifer Esau, DO
- Kimberly Schmid, MD
- Christy Jansen, MD
Guest Speaker Program
Newman Regional Health employees enjoy being out in the community and sharing their health expertise through group presentations, media interviews, and special events.
Our speakers are health care professionals – doctors, nurses, therapists, nutritionists, and executives. Our Guest Speaker Program is provided at no charge as a community service of Newman Regional Health and may include slides, videos or literature.
If you would like to hear from a representative at Newman Regional Health regarding any healthcare-related topic or project, please contact McKenzie Cinelli at email@example.com or (620) 343-6800 x22524.
Patient Pricing Information
Patient Accounts Department
Contact: 620-343-6800 extension 21153
Understanding pricing and charges
Newman Regional Health understands that hospital pricing and charges can be complex and difficult to understand. With many different factors influencing pricing and charges, we are committed to providing patients and family members information to help understand hospital charges.
Federal law requires hospitals to charge the same amount for the same service or supply provided to each patient as a condition of participation in the federal Medicare program.
To view our Chargemaster that includes COVID-19 testing fees, please click here.
What a patient owes for a hospital procedure or service can vary greatly, depending on health insurance coverage, eligibility for state or federal programs, and each individual’s own personal situation. Scroll down to your specific coverage description. Newman Regional Health does apply a 20% discount to uninsured patients off of our Chargemaster.
Financial Assistance, partial payments, uninsured
There are a variety of financial assistance options available that may help pay all or a portion of your hospital charges.
Please call 620-343-6800 extension 21153 and speak with a financial counselor to discuss the options that may apply to your personal situation.
In order to apply for Charitable Care from Newman Regional Health, please download and complete the proper form below and contact one of our financial counselors to review your case:
ENGLISH Form – Download PDF
SPANISH Form – Download PDF
Understanding out of pocket costs
- The financial counselors at Newman Regional Health can help you estimate your healthcare costs that will take into consideration various discounts, deductibles, co-pays and other factors. Estimating total expense is a complex task and may be required for different procedures, visits, tests, and treatments.
- If you are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or a private insurance plan they establish your cost sharing obligations.
- Your payer is the best source of information on what your individual cost will be for a given service.
- If you wish for Newman Regional Health staff to help you estimate your out of pocket costs, please call 620-343-6800 extension 21153 and ask to speak with a financial counselor.
- This process may need to be repeated, as the course of your care and the status of your deductible obligation may change during this process.
Hospital pricing resources
These guides from the Healthcare Financial Management Association are designed to help consumers understand where to get answers to their questions about health care prices, compare prices among providers, and manage their out-of-pocket costs.
Patients with health insurance
- Health insurance will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them.
- Begin by contacting your insurance company to understand your insurance policy’s deductible, co-payment, coinsurance, and maximum out-of-pocket levels.
- Double-check the network status, this will help you avoid out-of-network penalties.
- Obtain pre-certification or referral approvals prior to your hospital service as some insurers require this to avoid your policy’s penalties and additional charges.
- Insurance companies negotiate various discounts with hospitals and are not reflected in the charge list.
Patients with Medicare
- Medicare will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them. Medicare does not pay hospitals based on charges, but instead pays according to pre-established rates depending on the services you receive. Your Medicare deductibles and coinsurance are also pre-established based on the services you receive.
- If you have a Medicare supplemental insurance policy, it may pay all or a portion of your Medicare deductibles and coinsurance.
- Special rules apply if you or your spouse has health insurance coverage through an employer.
- Special rules also apply if you have coverage through a Medicare Managed Care plan.
- Contact your Medicare Managed Care plan to understand your deductible, co-payment, coinsurance and maximum out-of-pocket levels.
- To avoid out-of-network penalties, check to see if you are required to use hospitals that are in the Medicare Managed Care plan’s network.
- You can contact Medicare at www.medicare.gov.
Patients with Medicaid or Medicaid Managed Care plans
- Medicaid will pay for many of your health services, but not all of them. Medicaid does not pay hospitals based on charges, but instead pays according to pre-established rates depending on the services you receive.
- A few services have minimal pre-established co-pays that are your responsibility to pay. Co-pays will not apply if you are in a Medicaid Managed Care Plan.
About Standard Charges
- Our Chargemaster prices are just a snapshot of prices, representing our best information at the time the pricing file was created.
- Some prices listed do change periodically throughout the year depending upon market conditions. These prices are determined at the time of service.
- Pharmacy prices can be volatile and can change frequently throughout the year. Prices listed on the Chargemaster are a snapshot of prices at the time of posting and can vary from what you are billed.
- Because each person’s health needs are different, the average charges shown will depend on the individual’s specific situation. Each patient’s circumstances are different, and a patient’s charge will not necessarily be the same as the average charge.
- “Charge” is not the same as what you may owe. “Charge” is the amount billed for a service. A patient’s amount due is based on insurance coverage, copay, and co-insurance.
- All professional charges (surgeons, radiologists, anesthesiologists, pathologists, and emergency room physician, etc.) are billed separately and are not included in the average charges shown.
“They saw the best equipped hospital in the West. They saw a beautiful building architecturally, and they saw an interior decorated with taste, altogether a thing of beauty that shall be a joy forever.” – Emporia Gazette, March 6, 1922, on the open house.
Since 1922, Newman Regional Health has been a vital part of healthcare for a seven county area surrounding Emporia, Kansas. The Emporia Gazette used the Winston Churchill quote, “We live not by what we have, but by what we give,” on March 5, 1922 to describe George Newman’s generous contribution.
The original 81-bed hospital was built largely as the result of a $50,000 bequest left by Mr. George Newman, a local businessman. Additional funds were raised with a two-year tax levy, and the hospital opened on March 6, 1922. The hospital is named in honor of both Mr. Newman and the county.
Since the hospital opened, there has been a nursing school, currently the Emporia State University Newman Division of Nursing, located on the east side of the hospital campus.
Improving facilities and community service included the additions of the:
- East Wing, 1951
- West Wing, 1963
- South Wing, 1980
- 5.9 million dollar renovation of the first floor, 1996
- Newman Medical Plaza, 1996
- A connector building between the Newman Medical Plaza and the hospital, 2002
- Same Day Surgery Unit and Registration Area, 2002
- The Central Care Cancer Center, 2003
- Breast Care Center, 2012
- W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab, 2013
- New Emergency Room and Clinical Decision Unit, 2018
- New Express Care Clinic, 2018
- Expansion of Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit, 2020
Planning for the future of community healthcare:
- Pharmacy expansion and renovation, underway in 2020
- Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Center, underway in 2020
- Outpatient Physical Therapy Center, underway in 2020
Working with other healthcare providers, the hospital will continue to be a leader in improving the health of our community.
Our Mission, Vision and Values
To improve health in our communities by providing high quality care.
To be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services.
We dedicate ourselves to continuous improvement of quality throughout our organization. We are committed to delivering a range of comprehensive services offering timely access and convenience.
We pride ourselves in delivering compassionate inpatient and outpatient care.
We recognize the contribution of all and foster an atmosphere of trust and collaboration.
We value growth within our organization to meet the specific changing needs of our community.
We honor the communities’ trust by using resources wisely and having an unwavering commitment to financial integrity.
Growth / Community Relations
To deliver comprehensive healthcare services to Lyon County and the surrounding area, and to effectively partner with the community to improve the health of the region.
Medical Staff Development
To provide opportunities to expand the medical community through an integrated delivery model.
Finance / Facility and Technology
To achieve “meaningful use” in collaboration with the healthcare community.
Service / Quality / Safety
To publicly commit to measurable quality improvement.
To deliver care in a coordinated, collaborative environment where all members of the healthcare team feel that they contribute to the whole patient experience as well as the organization’s success.
We feel fortunate to have received reflections from our patients about how Newman Regional Health has helped them. Here are some of our favorites:
- “I truly believe that if I hadn’t come in for the [sleep] study, I probably would have had a heart attack, stroke, or even worse, a shorter life. When me and my wife arrived for the actual overnight study itself, Ashlie was such a blessing. She explained all of the symptoms that I was experiencing to a tee. She also spent lots of time connecting the dots for me and my wife about how all of these symptoms were due to the fact that I wasn’t sleeping. We learned so much through this process about how important it is to get the proper amount of sleep. I am so thankful for The Sleep Disorders Center.” – T.L.
- “Made our first trip to the new ER and was very pleased with the experience. Everybody was great! Max, the nurse, was very helpful and Dr. Watters was spot on with what was going on with my daughter. Plus, the new ER looks amazing.” – A.P.
- “I was in for a [procedure] last Tuesday morning and was really impressed with the staff who attended me from admittance to release. Over the years before we moved to Emporia, I’ve had the procedure done a couple of times elsewhere, and never before have I been treated as well as I was Tuesday. The staff were friendly, professional and accommodating. I felt like part of an extended family the whole time. Please express my gratitude to them for an outstanding job.” – A.B.
- “I was terrified and alone but the nurses were very kind. Whoever stuck me with the IV was absolutely wonderful! I was freaked about getting an IV but she was very gentle.” – M.W.
- “My experience has truly been amazing so far! The security guard gave my daughter a teddy bear before even being seen cause he could tell she wasn’t feeling well! Dr. Brown is awesome, funny, & truly cares for his patients! His nurse was Mont and she was amazing as well.” – K.C.
- “I recently required an 8-day hospital stay. My health issues required Cardiologist, Dr. Michael Lloyd, and his team, the ICU and Physical Therapy. The nursing staff was most highly professional and wanted me to get well so I could go home. I truly felt a TEAM effort and a TEAM attitude of success.” – J.M.
- “While visiting Emporia, I fell and hit my head and I was taken to the ER. I was most impressed with the nurses and Dr. Brown who ordered the CT scan and x-rays and many other tests. After the tests came back clear I was released home. I just want to say thank you to your staff for the excellent care while in your hospital.” – M.F.
- “A big pat on the back to Newman Regional Health ER!!! My daughter had a stroke and due to the fast work of Dr. Watters and the gals in the ER getting her the medications she needed before being shipped, she is looking at a full recovery!!! We tend to voice about the bad and don’t say thanks for the great things. Thanks again.” – S.I.
- “It has been a very interesting/scary couple of weeks for me. Two weeks ago I came to the ER with chest pains. After multiple attempts, it took a nitro patch to get my blood pressure under control. Diagnosis= hypothyroid. Saturday night my stomach was tight like a basketball and the pain got to be too much to handle. I went to the ER around 4:00. After blood tests, an MRI and an ultrasound, they found that my gallbladder was infected. They admitted me on Sunday morning and I had a two-hour surgery on Monday. Surgery was a success and I go home today. I can’t give enough praise to the nurses here. Lorna was my ER nurse both visits. She is a traveling nurse and was more than awesome both times. This last visit I also had Hannah in the ER.
During my stay on the fourth floor, I had five angels taking care of me. Joy, Kim, Bobby, Amanda, and Chelsea. These ladies were a blessing from God and the care that they provided was astronomical, to say the least. I can’t go without a shout out to all of the doctors, Dr. Tovar, Dr. Detwiler and my surgeon Dr. Turner.” – S.B.
- “While recently hospitalized at Newman, I received outstanding care! Dr. Anna La Sota was so thorough and compassionate. She took the time to explain what was going on and why. She also listened to my concerns. I felt like she helped me to be part of my “health care team.” Also, the nursing staff on the third floor was wonderful, especially Kaitlin! I was very impressed with my care and would not hesitate to recommend Newman to anyone!” – J.L.
- “A big shout out to the nurses, CNAs, and the cardiology group for the great care my mother received this week! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – M.H.
- “I have to say that Newman Regional Health Hospital and the Newman Therapy Floor is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. My mom was treated with respect, care, kindness, and love. The Newman Nurses and Therapy Team was truly an extension of our family #InpatientRehabilitation. Thank you Newman Regional Health for your pursuit to excellence you have touched our hearts and our souls to truly understand what community and friends can really do.” – J.F.
We work to promote healthy living and provide comprehensive care and services for each and every patient who walks through the door. Contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you enrich your life through high quality care and education.
Newman Regional Health Auxiliary
Newman Regional Health is grateful for the energetic volunteers in our Auxiliary. Founded in 1955, this group of men and women provide a variety of valuable services. Working beside our highly skilled hospital staff, these devoted volunteers donate their time and energy to make our patients’ stay as pleasant as possible. Their smiling faces greet visitors, all the while making everyone feel welcome.
Auxiliary members provide many of the optional services for our patients’ convenience and comfort.
- Staff our Gift Shoppe
- Staff our Snack bar, baking goodies and making our famous Ham Salad!
- Greet patients and visitors at our reception and information desks
- Deliver mail and information to our staff
No matter your skillset, there is a place for you as a Newman Regional Health Auxiliary member.
Download a volunteer application and background check authorization form today! Click Here
The Auxiliary members help to fund various programs
The contributions by the volunteers help raise funds for equipment purchases, facility improvement and several healthcare scholarships every year to area students furthering their education in a healthcare field.
The Newman Regional Health Auxiliary is accepting applications for their scholarships to be awarded for the 2020 Fall Semester – CLICK HERE
For more information or interest in volunteering:
DOWNLOAD: The Volunteer Application Click Here
EMAIL: Deborah Storrer, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL: Deborah Storrer, 620-343-6800 ext. 22525.
Carolyn Hossfeld, President
Jan McClendon, Vice-President
Mary Tholen, Treasurer
Vickie Dinkle, Assistant-Treasurer
Linda Polson, Secretary
We have many different ideas and gifts for your friend or loved one!
Handmade knitted/crocheted baby blankets, Halo® SleepSacks®, bubble gum cigars, soft plush animals, socks, and much more!
A huge variety of stuffed animals with unique inventory.
Flowers, Plants, and Roses
We offer assorted flower arrangements, live green plants, and roses. Roses are sold as single, two, or three in assorted colors.
Angels, Jewelry, Home decor, Snoozies, Legacy Greeting Cards, Seasonal gifts, Claey’s Old Fashioned Candy, Purses
Gift Shoppe Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
The Gift Shoppe is located in the east lobby of Newman Regional Health. Enter through the Visitors / Patient Tower entrance (Entrance F).
Order a Gift by Phone
To order an item for delivery to a patient or employee, please call the Gift Shoppe at (620) 343-6800, ext. 1172. Our Gift Shoppe volunteers are happy to place your order with a credit card and deliver it for you. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
All proceeds benefit Newman Regional Health services, equipment, and Auxiliary scholarship funds.
Snack Bar Hours
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM
Located just inside Entrance F/Patient Tower, near the Gift Shoppe
THINGS TO ENJOY IN THE SNACK BAR:
Fresh baked donuts from a local bakery
Homemade cinnamon rolls
Daily homemade baked items including pie, cookies, cake, etc.
Famous ham salad sandwiches
So MUCH MORE!!!
All proceeds benefit Newman Regional Health services, equipment, and Auxiliary scholarship funds.
Newman Regional Health’s café is located near the east lobby. Our café offers food service for patients, family, visitors, and staff. A hot food line, as well as deli, soup, and salad bar are available Monday-Friday.
Adequate seating is available in the café for patients and visitors to dine together. Visitors are welcome to purchase food from the café and take their tray to a patient’s room. We are unable to include the price of café purchases on a patient’s bill.
Newman Café Hours
Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 7:30 AM – 10 AM
Lunch: Monday-Friday, 11 AM – 1:45 PM
Supper: Café is closed but Grab & Go Supper Boxes are available after 4 PM daily in the Sunflower Conference Room
Newman Regional Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. In case of questions, please contact Director of Human Resources, (620) 343-6800, or the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at (800) 842-0078.
All interpreters, translators, and other communication aids shall be provided without cost to the person being served, and patients/clients and their families will be informed of the availability of such assistance free of charge.