About Newman Regional Health

About Newman Regional Health

At Newman Regional Health, our mission is to improve health in our community by providing high quality care. We are driven by a belief that we can and do make a difference in our community. We strive to be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services. Every person at Newman Regional Health makes an impact and contributes to our success. It is because of the talented healthcare professionals and support staff we employ that we are able to provide a variety of services to meet and respond to the needs of our patients, employees, volunteers and visitors.

At Newman Regional Health, patients and families come first. We make sure that our patients are very well cared for. We work for our people and our own families and we are here for a purpose: to help make our local hospital successfully grow. We take care of each other. There is a sense of pride in being part of a professional, enthusiastic and hardworking team, providing outstanding care, education and support to our community.

Newman Regional Health strengthens the community by working directly with patients, families, and caregivers making it the highest quality healthcare provider. There is no such thing as good enough – we strive to be the best.

Our employees work great together, care about one another and provide individualized and complete care to our patients – from the first visit to the follow-up phone call. Being a top 100 critical access hospital for two years in a row is a huge accomplishment and it takes every single member of our team to reach this goal. We recognize the value of every person who enters our doors and no matter what the reason for your visit, we want to make sure we meet your needs with compassion, competence and professionalism.

Newman Regional Health is truly here for your whole life. Newman Regional Health is committed to providing high quality healthcare to the people of Lyon County and the surrounding communities of Emporia. We also serve residents in Chase, Morris, Greenwood, Wabaunsee, Osage, and Coffey counties.

For more than 90 years, Newman Regional Health has expanded to meet the needs of a growing community and has established a tradition of excellent health care in east central Kansas. Centrally located within the city of Emporia, Newman Regional Health is a 25 bed critical access hospital, including a 10 bed acute rehabilitation unit. We are a governmental entity operated on a not-for-profit basis.

Newman Regional Health remains a local hospital, owned by the people of Lyon County and governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. Newman Regional Health is a teaching hospital and is home to the ESU Department of Nursing.

More than 500 employees , 225 volunteers, and 130 physicians, 28 of which being on our active medical staff, and many other professionals make up the patient care team at Newman Regional Health. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services.

About Emporia

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.

Our History

“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.

Planning for better 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
  • Standardized color-coded ID wrist band alerting all staff to various patient precautions, 2008
  • Breast Care Center, 2012
  • W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab, 2013

Working with other healthcare providers, the hospital will continue to be a leader in improving the health of our community.

Our Mission

To improve health in our communities by providing high quality care.

Our Vision

To be a valued, trusted partner and regional provider of exemplary services.

Our Values

  • Quality:

    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.

  • Service:

    We pride ourselves in delivering compassionate inpatient and outpatient care.

  • People:

    We recognize the contribution of all and foster an atmosphere of trust and collaboration.

  • Growth:

    We value growth within our organization to meet the specific changing needs of our community.

  • Fiscal Responsibility:

    We honor the communities’ trust by using resources wisely and having an unwavering commitment to financial integrity.

Strategic Initiatives

  • 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.

  • People

    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.

Visiting Hours & Guidelines

Patient Rooms

2 pm – 4 pm
7 pm – 8:30 pm


Since pediatric patients are often contagious, we encourage only adults to visit these patients, unless arrangements are made with the charge nurse.

Intensive Care Unit

Open visiting hours are at the discretion of the nurse in the intensive care unit. Immediate family members or significant others can feel free to come at any time.

Women’s Life Center

Open visiting hours are at the mother’s discretion for visitors over the age of 12. For those under 12 years of age, visitation is limited to brothers and sisters of the new baby.

Patient Rooms

Patient Room Information

Call (620) 343-6800 to find out the room number of a patient.

Children Under the Age of 12

Children age 7 to 12 years

Must be accompanied by an adult to visit.

Children age 6 years and under

Visit must be prearranged. Children age 6 and under may only visit a family member.

Newman Café

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

Snack Bar Hours

Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 4 PM


Fresh baked donuts from a local bakery
Homemade cinnamon rolls
Daily homemade baked items including pie, cookies, cake, etc.
Famous ham salad sandwiches

All proceeds benefit Newman Regional Health services, equipment, and Auxiliary scholarship funds.

Gift Shoppe

We have many different ideas and gifts for your friend or loved one!

Baby Items

Handmade knitted/crocheted baby blankets, Halo® SleepSacks®, bubble gum cigars, soft plush animals, socks, and much more!

Stuffed Animals

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.

Other Items

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

(620) 343-6800, ext. 1172

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.

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: Kathy Orear, Director of Human Resources, (620) 343-6800, ext. 1100, 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.

Connect With Us

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