NRH News and Updates
- Newman Regional Health Administers 1,000 COVID-19 Tests
- Newman Regional Health Initiates an All Staff Mask Protocol
- Newman Regional Health Offers Virtual Breastfeeding Class During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Covid-19 Visitation Restrictions and Procedures
- NRHMP implements new appointment processes and schedules
- Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Launches Virtual Visits Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- NRHMP Cancels Non-Urgent Family Medicine and Pediatrics Appointments
- Non-Essential Procedures and Services Limited
- Respiratory Clinic for COVID-19 Opened
- NRH Medical Partners Patient Restrictions
- Scheduled Events Cancelled or Postponed
- Billing Office – How to pay your bill
COVID-19 tests are being conducted only with a medical provider’s order. Community members MUST “call before they go” to their healthcare provider’s office if they are experiencing symptoms, have traveled recently, or have been exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19.
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Launches Virtual Visits
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners introduces virtual visit technology to expand patient care opportunities and provide patients with peace of mind to receive medical care without having to go to the doctor’s office amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients 18+ years of age can now schedule a virtual visit with their Newman Regional Health Medical Partners provider, which is a video appointment between a provider and a patient using internet-based, secure communications technology. Read more.
The Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund
The Emporia Community Foundation, Emporia Main Street, KVOE, and United Way of the Flint Hills are pleased to announce the creation of the Greater Emporia Area Disaster Relief Fund. The four agencies joined forces to broaden the reach of the existing Lyon County Disaster Relief Fund in order to support the needs of businesses, nonprofits, and individuals in Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage, Wabaunsee, and Woodson counties surrounding COVID-19 relief.
Make a donation, or get more information
We can use your help with mask donations
We are asking local community members for their help in donating sewn face masks to help curb the nationwide shortage faced by most all healthcare organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
Send a Patient Greeting
During this time of high-restriction visitation please remember that we offer for you to 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. Send one now
Call before you go
Symptomatic vs. Asymptomatic
FAQ’s About COVID-19 and Perinatal and Infant Populations
This document is intended for pregnant women, mothers, and individuals serving
pregnant and postpartum mothers and infants.
- Flint Hills Community Health Center (Lyon County Health Department ) COVID-19
- Kansas Department of Health and Environment
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Page
- World Health Organization
FHCHC creates online screening tool for COVID-19
The Flint Hills Community Health Center has implemented an online screening tool
Updates from the State of Kansas
COVID-19 public update from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
June 3, 2020 Summary
Statewide Deaths: 222
Negative Tests: 97,883
The interactive Map of COVID-19 in Kansas on the KDHE website has more detailed information, scroll over your county to see county specifics.
COVID-19 SITUATIONAL AWARENESS UPDATE from the Kansas Hospital Association
Lyon County COVID-19 Community Update
Every Friday at 10:05am, Tune your radio to: KVOE am 1400 and 96.9 fm and Aired on KVOE TV. Streamed at kvoe.com and KVOE TV @ kvoe.com
June 5 Community Update on KVOE.com
April 17, 2020 broadcast and summary
April 14, 2020 broadcast and summary
April 10, 2020 broadcast and summary
April 7, 2020 broadcast and summary
April 3, 2020 broadcast and summary
March 31, 2020 broadcast and summary
March 27, 2020 broadcast and summary
Questions about Re-Establishment of Services and Safety ProtocolsWe want to hear from you. If you still have questions after reviewing our safety protocols and processes for re-establishment of services, please submit your question in the box below and we will add to our Frequently Asked Questions.
FAQ’s About COVID-19
Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) hotline at 1-866-534-3463, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. KDHE also has an email address for general inquiries, COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org. Please note these contact numbers are for general questions and cannot provide you with medical evaluations.
Local residents can also call Flint Hills Community Health Center DBA Lyon County Health Department at (620) 208-3741.
CDC: 6 Steps to prevent COVID-19
CDC: Coronavirus Symptoms
Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*
- Shortness of breath
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion or inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.
Prevent spreading COVID-19
There’s no denying that Coronavirus is a hot topic of conversation right now. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) have put together this helpful fact sheet. We highly encourage you to become informed, familiar, and aware by reading this and sharing with others!
In the words of our very own Infection Preventionist, “It’s the little things that make a big difference: wash your hands, don’t touch your face, cover your cough, stay home when you are sick. These simple measures will help prevent current threats from influenza and possible future threats from COVID-19.”
Download the fact sheet