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NRH News and Updates

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

Helpful Tips

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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.

Read the FAQ’s from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE)

Important Links:

News Media Updates from Emporia
The Emporia Gazette
KVOE.com News

FHCHC creates online screening tool for COVID-19

The Flint Hills Community Health Center has implemented an online screening tool

See the online tool on the FHCHC website

Updates from the State of Kansas

Visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

COVID-19 public update from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

June 3, 2020 Summary

Cases: 10,170
Hospitalizations: 890
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

May 29 Update

 

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

May 29 Community Update on KVOE.com

 
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Questions about Re-Establishment of Services and Safety Protocols

We 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.
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    That no personal information will be shared, that I may not get a specific, directed answer to my question, and that no specific medical advice or diagnosis can or will be offered.

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, COVID-19@ks.gov. 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: Handwashing

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.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • 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.

Download the COVID-19 Symptoms

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

Connect With Us

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