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

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. Breast Care is an essential part of your healthcare plan.

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 Center 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.

Breast Care Screening Fund

We believe that early detection of breast cancer is essential for successful treatment and recovery. We also know that not every patient has the financial resources available for a potentially life-saving screening mammogram. Each year, The W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center establishes a special fund to assist our community residents who need assistance.

Residents of our service area of Lyon, Coffey, Chase, Morris, Osage, or Greenwood counties are eligible. The program was developed to assist patients with no insurance coverage and/or who are ineligible for Early Detection Works (EDW) funding (this includes if EDW grant funds are exhausted). The funds are for screening mammograms only at the W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center.

A patient must first apply for Early Detection Works funding through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment at https:kdheks.gov/edw or by calling 1-877-277-1368.

If patients do not qualify for EDW funding, the Breast Care Screening Fund may be able to help.  To apply, download the application, and follow the instructions to be considered.

Pink Ribbon Facility

Newman regional health is part of a group of facilities across the country raising the standard of care for every patient as a Pink Ribbon Facility.

We take pride in providing every woman that comes to us for a mammogram with a digital mammography exam. Digital mammography offers a number of practical advantages and patient conveniences.

Digital images are easily stored and transferred electronically which aid the patient in their care and their search for a cure.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, exceeded only by lung cancer. The stage at which breast cancer is detected influences a woman’s chance of survival. If detected early, the five-year survival rate is 97%.


Choosing the right hospital to care for your heart could be one of the most important decisions of your life. At Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Cardiology we provide comprehensive cardiology care through a full spectrum of cardiovascular diagnostic and interventional services.

Today there are ways to significantly lower your chances of developing heart disease, reverse the effects of a current heart condition you may or may not be aware of, and start promoting a healthy heart.

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Cardiology offers the most advanced diagnostic technologies and therapeutic options available to prevent, diagnose, and treat heart conditions.

Cardiology services provided at Newman Regional Health include:

  • Office and hospital consults and follow-ups
  • Echocardiogram, stress test, nuclear stress test, CT scan of the heart, tilt table test
  • Pacemaker and defibrillator placements
  • Diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures performed in the W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab

Cardiac conditions treated at Newman Regional Health include:

  • Heart Failure
  • Arrhythmias
  • Congestive heart failure (shortness of breath)
  • Coronary artery disease
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Dizziness / Syncope (fainting)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis

Inpatient Care

Cardiac patients will be treated in our Intensive Care Unit or Clinical Decisions Unit, both located on the third floor of the hospital. Both units incorporate state-of-the-art treatment and monitoring in a modern setting with all private rooms. Our units provide a sophisticated monitoring system that enables our staff to continuously monitor patients’ progress resulting in early detection and treatment options.

Cardiac Rehabilitation

If you suffer from a heart attack or are recovering from heart surgery, cardiac rehabilitation begins while you are still at Newman Regional Health and is designed to help you achieve optimal physical and emotional health through personalized instruction. The goal is to stabilize, slow, or even reverse the progression of cardiovascular disease, thereby reducing the risk of heart disease, a cardiac event or even death.

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.

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 include 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.

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.

How to improve your heart health

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Cardiology encourages everyone to take a few steps to improve their heart health. Prevention is a key ingredient to a longer and healthier life. A good overall heart health plan reduces healthcare cost as you age and improves the quality of your life.


Newman Regional Health Cardiologist Implants Kansas’ First Bluetooth Compatible Defibrillator

Meet the Providers

Michael Lloyd, DO Newman Regional Health Cardiology
Michael Lloyd, DO
Coleen Fearon, MD Cardiologist
Coleen Fearon, MD
Krista Ohmie, PA
Krista Ohmie, PA

Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation program is an important part of recovery after a significant cardiac event, heart disease, valve replacements, stents or balloon catheter (PTCA) procedure and other heart-related illnesses.

As you heal, it is essential to participate in a program of exercise to strengthen your heart following any illness or procedure. This guided activity helps you to recover faster, conditions your heart for future activities, and can help lower your risk of recurrence.

The Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our program is designed to educate and condition each of our patients so that they are confident that they have the ability and the knowledge to successfully navigate the lifestyle changes that will ensure them the healthiest future possible. Our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  The program meets the standards set forth by the American Heart Association, American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and Medicare.

The 4 stages to better heart health:

  • Pre-Assessment: Prior to beginning your exercise program, a member of the Cardiac Rehabilitation team will meet with you to evaluate and discuss your needs. Afterward, a specific exercise and education plan will be developed to fit your needs. You may need to take a treadmill test before starting the exercise program so that your physician knows your exercise tolerance.
  • Monitored Exercise: The Cardiac Rehabilitation classes meet three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at regularly scheduled class times for approximately one hour. At each session, you are outfitted with a telemetric monitoring device that allows our Registered Nurses to continuously monitor your heart rate, heart rhythm, blood pressure, and other vital signs. This assures that each patient is staying within the stress parameters of their individual program.
  • Education and counseling: Weekly education is provided to help you learn about cardiac health.
  • Success Planning: Our goal is to help you plan for your future so our specialist discusses issues about a home-based conditioning plan, or how to enroll in our maintenance program.

Individual Attention

Our Cardiac Rehabilitation medical professionals will be beside you to take you step-by-step through each exercise session over a 6 to 12 week period. Each patient is different so the staff of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit custom tailors the program, educational elements, and physical training to each person. Even though classes are conducted in a group setting, each patient is treated as an individual and each patient progresses at their own speed to their own specific set of goals.

The program emphasizes cardio and toning exercises that are designed to elevate the patient’s heart rate to a prescribed rate for a prescribed period of time. This heart-strengthening protocol is partnered with an educational component that strives to prepare the patient for the rest of their lives. A shared goal is for each patient to successfully transition to a home-based routine.

We have found that group sessions allow shared experiences to forge new friendships. Many of our patients make life-long friends at our programs and continue to support each other at one of the local fitness centers as a group.

AACVPR Certified Cardio Rehab Program
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercise Equipment
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Treadmills
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Telemetrics
Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Classroom and Learning Center

Learn more about the benefits of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation by reading this information from the CDC.

Knowledge is Power

An important part of our program is educational in nature. We provide classroom sessions on topics like and diet and nutrition, and various diagnoses and treatments. We offer personalized programs on an individual’s medications and what they do and how they affect treatment outcomes. We also offer access and advice about tobacco-use cessation programs.

The Cost of Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation

Monitored Cardiac Rehabilitation services are reimbursed by most third-party payors such as Medicare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and other commercial insurance plans. There may be co-pays involved depending upon a specific patient’s insurance plan. The Cardiac Rehabilitation team works with you and your health insurance representative to determine the cost of your participation. Patients are encouraged to contact their insurance provider for the exact out-of-pocket cost to them.

Transportation Options

While many of our patients drive themselves or have family members or friends to bring them to class, there are other alternatives. Many of our patients use the Lyon County Transportation L-Cat system or our patients from Coffey County use the Coffey County Transportation system.

How to Enroll

Since you will need your doctor’s approval to get started in Cardiac Rehabilitation, we encourage you to talk with your physician to see if this program is right for you. Even if your doctor is not affiliated with Newman Regional Health, they can still provide the appropriate approvals and you are always welcome to participate in our program here at Newman Regional Health.

For More Information

If you want to talk to one of our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation specialists, please contact the Cardiopulmonary Services Department at Newman Regional Health at 620-343-6800, ext. 21309 or 21300. If you would like to observe a session, please contact us to arrange a time.

Cardiopulmonary Services

Keeping our patients’ hearts and lungs healthy, from newborns 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.

Our cardiopulmonary services include:

Outpatient Cardiac Monitoring

Cardiac Monitoring is a service that provides outpatient cardiac monitoring, using modern technology,  that allows you to continue your daily routines. We can monitor from 24 hours up to 30 days.

Cardiopulmonary Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)

An electrocardiogram — abbreviated as EKG or ECG — is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. The electrical impulse that travels through your heart muscle creates the heart beat which is the pumping of blood in and out of the heart chambers.

During an EKG, small sensors are attached at various locations on your body with an adhesive. These sensors pick up the electrical impulse and allow our specialist to analyze the functions of your heart. The test usually takes just a few minutes and is totally painless.

Cardiopulmonary ECG EKG

Cardiopulminary 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

Pulmonary Function Testing

The Newman Regional Health Cardiopulmonary team provides thorough PFTs (Pulmonary Function Testing) to help diagnose causes of shortness of breath, evaluation of asthma or COPD treatment. We are dedicated to help find ways to improve your quality of life.

Cardiopulmonary Spirometry

Arterial Blood Gas Analysis

The Newman Regional Health Cardiopulmonary team performs ABG test that measures the acidity, or pH, levels of oxygen (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) from an artery. The test is used to check the function of the patient’s lungs and how well they are able to move oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. Arterial testing has become the gold standard in sick patients who are at risk for heart or respiratory issues.

ABGs are drawn for a variety of reasons and may be included where there is a concern for heart failure, lung failure, kidney failure, shock, trauma, uncontrolled diabetes, asthma, COPD, metabolic disease, poisoning and hemorrhage.


Cardiopulmonary Respiratory Therapist

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.

Depending on what kind of breathing problem you have, 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. 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.

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.

Central Care Cancer Center

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 a team of cancer experts provides radiation oncology services, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, surgery, palliative care, and participation in clinical trials.

Dr. Elshami Elamin

Dr. Elshami Elamin received his medical degree from the University of Khartoum. He completed both an internal medicine residency and a medical oncology fellowship at the New York Methodist Hospital, with affiliation to Cornell Medical Center, in Brooklyn, New York. He has received a Certificate of Merit for Research and Scholar Activity by the American College of Physicians.

He 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.

Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo

Dr. Claudia Perez-Tamayo, FACR, FACRO completed her radiation oncology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She was awarded prestigious fellowships to both the American College of Radiology and the American College of Radiation Oncology for her contributions and service through education, research and service activities in the practice of radiation oncology. Her academic appointments include the University of Michigan and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She participated with the American College of Radiology Commission on Small and Rural Practices, was appointed to the President’s Cancer Panel and is a part of the Kansas Comprehensive Cancer Control Panel.

Dr. Perez-Tamayo is board certified by the American Board of Radiology and the American Board of Internal Medicine subspecialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She has expertise in brain and body stereotactic procedures along with high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy.

Ali Wazir, MD

Ali Wazir, MD completed his Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Albany Medical College in Albany, NY, where he was chief resident of his program. Dr. Wazir received his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan.

Dr. Wazir  is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in  Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology. He specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of all solid cancer types, leukemias, and lymphomas. He also diagnoses and treats benign hematological medical conditions.

Some of Dr. Wazir’s professional memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American Society of Hematology (ASH), and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Hannah Schmidt, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Hannah Schmidt is a Nurse Practitioner for Central Care Cancer Center at the Newman Regional Health location in Emporia, KS. She completed a Doctor of Nursing Practice at Wichita State University in Wichita, KS and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Emporia State University in Emporia, KS. Hannah has 7 years of experience as a nurse in the Emergency Department at Newman Regional Health. Her professional memberships include the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. Hannah specializes in the treatment and management of all cancer types, blood disorders, leukemias, and lymphomas.

Visit www.cccancer.com to learn more.

Central Care Cancer Center Emporia, KS

Central Care Cancer Center is QOPI CERTIFIED

Central Care Cancer Center has been recognized by the QOPI® Certification Program LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Inc. (ASCO®), as successfully completing a three-year certification program for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care. The QOPI® Certification Program builds on ASCO’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®).

“We’re extremely proud to receive this certification from the QOPI® Certification Program, which underscores our continued commitment to excellence for our patients,” said Alfredo Lopez, Chief Executive Officer of Central Care Cancer Center. “Having access to the highest quality of cancer care, close to home, near loved ones, is imperative when conquering cancer.”

Meet the Central Care Cancer Center Providers

Elshami Elamin, MD
Dr. Perez-Tamayo
Dr. Perez-Tamayo
Hannah Schmidt, APRN-C

Ali Wazir, MD
Ali Wazir, MD

Clinical Decision Unit

The Clinical Decision Unit strives to provide high-quality patient care to those emergency department patients needing further management to determine their need for inpatient admission. The unit provides active management of specific conditions and is designed to provide short term treatments and tests in an efficient, safe, and comfortable environment. CDU patients comprise all age ranges from pediatric to geriatric.
The CDU team also cares for patients following a procedure in the Cardiovascular Lab or following general surgery.
Patients are generally stable and are expected to recover within 48 hours. If a patient requires admission to the hospital, that can occur right from the CDU.
The CDU team can also manage patient transfers to other facilities via critical care transport through partnerships with Lyon County EMS and LifeSave Transport.

What the Clinical Decision Unit team does:

  • Closely monitor a patient’s heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, temperature, pain level, and blood tests
  • Cares for up to 12 patients at a time
  • Manages post-cardiac-event care
  • Manages care following heart catheterization procedures who are in stable condition and not in need of admission
  • Manages suspected stroke care who are in stable condition and not in need of admission
  • Performs advanced testing and monitoring including cardiac stress tests
  • Performs observation and care for Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) patients who require an overnight stay
  • Performs weekend treatments of medicine infusions and wound care on an out-patient basis
  • Observes and cares for patients presenting with chest pain, shortness of breath, abnormal blood work, fever, dizziness, fainting, and pain
  • Observes post-surgical patients through short term recovery
  • Provides care for patients suffering from mental health issues
Clinical Decision Unit waiting area

What makes the Clinical Decision Unit at Newman Regional Health Different?

  • It is housed inside of the newly remodeled, state-of-the-art emergency department
  • Heightened entrance and exit security
  • Separate waiting room for family members away from the emergency room
  • Equipped with state-of-the-art bio-monitoring systems
  • Has special safe rooms that can be made into ligature-free environments for the care and observations of patients who require special mental health-related observation techniques
  • Equipped with special rooms that can be used for patients that need to be placed in airborne and contact controlled conditions

Clinical Decision Unit care is provided by a healthcare team that includes:

  • Doctors
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Registered Nurses
  • Lab Technicians
  • Therapy Technicians
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Care Coordination by a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)

Diabetes Management

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat. Insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas, helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough—or any—insulin or doesn’t use insulin well. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells.

Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems. Although diabetes has no cure, you can take steps to manage your diabetes and stay healthy.

Sometimes people call diabetes “a touch of sugar” or “borderline diabetes.” These terms suggest that someone doesn’t really have diabetes or has a less serious case, but every case of diabetes is serious.

Consult with your primary care provider or make an appointment at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine

Topeka Ear, Nose & Throat

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.

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.

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

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Acoustic trauma
  • Allergy Testing
  • 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
Ear, Nose & Throat

Audiology Services

The Audiologists at Topeka Ear, Nose & Throat are trained to the Master’s or Doctorate level and work in partnership with our ENT physicians to identify, diagnose and treat any hearing-related issues. Their expertise, coupled with access to the most technologically advanced diagnostic tools and hearing aids, ensures every patient receives the finest hearing care available.

Our Audiologists regularly travel between our locations in Topeka, Emporia, Lawrence and Junction City and to our nine satellite locations throughout eastern Kansas to treat audiology patients and fit hearing aids. Please call the specific location to find out hours and days.

  • Audiology Exams
  • Auditory Brainstem Response
  • Custom Earmolds
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Tests
  • Tinnitus

Hearing Aids

  • Hearing Aids
  • Hearing Aid Accessories
  • Assistive Listening Devices

Balance Conditions

  • Balance Disorders
  • Vertigo
  • Vestibular Testing
  • BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)
Ear, Nose & Throat

Meet the ENT Providers

Dr. Matthew Glynn
Robert Lane, MD
Robert Lane, MD

Emergency Services

The Emergency Department at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas is open to treat patients 24-hours a day, every day. We offer a complete range of services for all types of emergencies. Our Emergency Department team consists of in-house physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice providers specializing in emergency medicine, 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.

When to visit the Emergency Room:

Illness, injury, symptom or condition so serious that a reasonable person would seek care right away to avoid severe harm.

  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Weakness/numbness on one side
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting/change in mental state
  • Serious burns
  • Head or eye injury
  • Concussion/confusion
  • Seizures
  • Facial lacerations
  • Severe cuts that may require stitches
  • Broken bones and dislocated joins
  • Severe cold or flu symptoms
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
  • Unbearable pain
Emergency Room Waiting Area

When to visit Express Care:

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care provides fast, convenient care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries for Emporia, Kansas and the surrounding communities. Located on-site at Newman Regional Health, Express Care is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM; weekends and holidays: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

  • Rash or skin irritation
  • Coughs, colds & sore throats
  • Sprains or strains
  • Mild asthma
  • Mild Burns
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear, nose & throat infections
  • Minor cuts that may require stitches
  • Physicals for sports or school

Clinical Decision Unit

The CDU is a special observation unit within the Emergency Services Department at Newman Regional Health that provides special attention to patients with chest pain, suspected myocardial infarction (heart attack), stroke, Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA – Stroke-like symptoms that resolve themselves), gastrointestinal disorders and more. The unit also provides care for patients that are too sick to be safely discharged home.

Critical Care Transport

Depending upon several factors during the treatment of a patient when it becomes necessary to transport the patient for specialized medical care, Newman Regional Health relies on partnerships with Lyon County EMS, LifeSave Transport and TECHS EMS to provide critical care transport.
These critical care transport teams are comprised of highly trained and dedicated crews that safely and quickly provide patients the transport medicine necessary.

Emergency Medical Helicopter

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).

Meet the Emergency Department Providers

Kevin Brinker, DO
Kevin Brinker, DO
Emergency Department
Medical Director
Charles Coffey, MD
Roland Darey, MD
Jamie Foley, MD
Jamie Foley, MD
Matthew Moll, MD
Matthew Moll, MD
James Seberger, MD
James Seberger, MD
Justin Kelley
Justin Kelley, PA-C
Andrew Kneib, PA
Andrew Kneib, PA
Renee Pankaskie, DNP, NP-C

Electromyography (EMG)

EMG; Myogram; Electromyogram

Electromyography (EMG) is a test that checks the health of the muscles and the nerves that control the muscles.

How the Test is Performed

The health care provider inserts a very thin needle electrode through the skin into the muscle. The electrode on the needle picks up the electrical activity given off by your muscles. This activity appears on a nearby monitor and may be heard through a speaker.

After placement of the electrodes, you may be asked to contract the muscle. For example, by bending your arm. The electrical activity seen on the monitor provides information about your muscle’s ability to respond when the nerves to your muscles are stimulated.

nerve conduction velocity test is almost always performed during the same visit as an EMG. The velocity test is done to see how fast electrical signals move through a nerve.

How to Prepare for the Test

No special preparation is usually necessary. Avoid using any creams or lotions on the day of the test.

Body temperature can affect the results of this test. If it is extremely cold outside, you may be told to wait in a warm room for a while before the test is performed.

If you are taking blood thinners or anticoagulants, inform the provider performing the test before it is done.

How the Test will Feel

You may feel some pain or discomfort when the needles are inserted. But most people are able to complete the test without problems.

Afterward, the muscle may feel tender or bruised for a few days.

Why the Test is Performed

EMG is most often used when a person has symptoms of weakness, pain, or abnormal sensation. It can help tell the difference between muscle weakness caused by the injury of a nerve attached to a muscle, and weakness due to nervous system disorders, such as muscle diseases.

Normal Results

There is normally very little electrical activity in a muscle while at rest. Inserting the needles can cause some electrical activity, but once the muscles quiet down, there should be little electrical activity detected.

When you flex a muscle, activity begins to appear. As you contract your muscle more, the electrical activity increases and a pattern can be seen. This pattern helps your doctor determine if the muscle is responding as it should.

What Abnormal Results Mean

An EMG can detect problems with your muscles during rest or activity. Disorders or conditions that cause abnormal results include the following:


Risks of this test include:

  • Bleeding (minimal)
  • Infection at the electrode sites (rare)
Jonathan Blake, MD
Jonathon Blake, MD

Dr. Jonathon Blake is a physician specializing in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) He performs Electromyography (EMG) tests which measure muscle response or electrical activity in response to a nerve’s stimulation of the muscle.
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Newman Regional Health
Medical Partners Express Care

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care is an urgent care clinic that provides fast, convenient, walk-in care for non-emergency illnesses and injuries for Emporia, Kansas and the surrounding communities. Located on-site at Newman Regional Health, Express Care is open seven days a week and no appointment is necessary. For convenient access, utilize the southwest parking lot and entrance H.

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10:00 – 6:00 PM
(Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Please note: The clinic is NOT for serious, life-threatening conditions.
Call 9-1-1 or come to our Emergency Room at 1201 West 12th Avenue IMMEDIATELY!!

Examples of care provided at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care include:

  • Fever
  • Earache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Animal & insect bites
  • Rash or skin irritation
  • Coughs, colds & sore throats
  • Sprains or strains
  • Mild asthma
  • Mild Burns
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear, nose & throat infections
  • Minor cuts that may require stitches
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals

Speed up registration:

To help speed up the registration process when you come to Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care, please print these forms, fill them out, and bring them with you. Each patient will need to bring two forms with them.

If you are 18 years or older, bring in these two forms:

If you are 17 years or younger, bring in these two forms:

Express Care
Express Care

Meet the providers at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care

Heather Brazzle, PA-C
Joyce Shively. APRN-C

Family Medicine

The providers, nurse practitioners, and staff of Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine and Cotton 0’Neil Emporia 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. We provide school physicals and sports physicals.

In the event of non-emergent health care needs, you can visit Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care. Open weekdays 1 pm – 9 pm, weekends and holidays 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

School and Sports Physicals are only $25 at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine.
Find out more!

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine

Phone: (620) 343-2376
Fax: (620) 343-0095

Monday thru Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

Family Medicine
Entrance B

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine Providers

Jennifer Esau, DO
Jennifer Esau, DO
Bryce Heitman, DO
Anna LaSota, DO
Ryan LaSota, MD
Ryan LaSota, MD
Charisse Symmonds, DO
Charisse Symmonds, DO
Internal Medicine
Kaitlin Tennyson, MD
Kaitlin Tennyson, MD
Renee Pankaskie, DNP, FNP-C, Newman Regional Heal Medical Partners Family Medicine
Renee Pankaskie, DNP, FNP-C

Hand in Hand Hospice

Hospice Care 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 Care offers patients and their families a variety of services including:

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

Hospitalist Program

A hospitalist is a physician or advanced practice provider who specializes in caring for patients admitted to a hospital. A hospitalist acts as a primary provider while patients are hospitalized, from admission through discharge and is in frequent contact with the primary care physician of the patient.

At Newman Regional Health, our hospitalist program includes a team of healthcare providers who provide care for inpatients and outpatient observation patients over the age of 18 who have been admitted to our hospital. Working closely with our emergency room physicians and a wide range of specialty physicians and clinical departments, our hospitalists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help patients get well and return home.

Newman Regional Health is dedicated to improving health in our communities by providing high quality care. The Hospitalist Program at Newman Regional Health is a team of providers who specialize in inpatient care for patients that are admitted into the hospital.

Benefits of a Hospitalist Program

  • Shorter waiting time for a bed. The hospitalist helps speed up the process of getting patients admitted from the Emergency Room.
  • Better communication. The hospitalist becomes the center point of communication for the patient, family, primary care physician, and specialists.
  • Personalized, family-centered care. Hospitalists practice full-time in the hospital and are available to answer patient and family questions.
  • Shorter hospital stay. The hospitalist acts as provider and coordinator of care eliminating much of the wait time for tests, results, and consultations.
  • Quicker discharge. The hospitalist can give discharge approval more quickly as they are always in the hospital, to get patients on their way home sooner.
  • Continuity of care. The hospitalist team work seven consecutive day shifts; the likelihood of having the same team during a patient’s stay is very high.
  • Better quality of care. The hospitalist is nearby and will see patients several times a day, if needed.

Why did my family physician stop seeing patients in the hospital?

For almost 100 years, Newman Regional Health cared for hospitalized patients with a community physician model where physicians saw patients in their own clinic and also in the hospital if they had to be admitted. Over the years, increased physician specialization, severity of illness of hospitalized patients and the advent of electronic medical records in hospitals and physician clinics led to a dramatic increase in the amount of time it took to complete a patient visit in their clinic and admit, round on and discharge hospitalized patients.


Frequently Asked Questions

How will my primary care physician know about my condition?

At discharge, the hospitalist communicates with the patient’s primary care physician to discuss any additional treatment, arrange follow-up care, and prescribe medications. The hospitalist also sends hospital records to the patient’s primary care physician.

How do I contact the hospitalist about my care?

If a patient or family member has questions during their stay, ask the nurse to contact the hospitalist who is caring for them and they will be happy to contact the hospitalist team.

Will the hospitalist be involved in follow-up care?

A relationship with the hospitalist is usually limited to a patient’s time in the hospital. However, hospitalists do make themselves available to primary care physicians and specialists for consultations. Primary care physicians will continue to be a patient’s regular provider after their hospital stay.


Meet the hospitalist team

Alana Longwell, DO
Alana Longwell, DO
Teresa Nunez, MD
Ladun Oyenuga, MD
Ladun Oyenuga, MD
Adam Galindo, APRN-C
Adam Galindo, APRN-C
Renee Pankaskie, DNP, NP-C

Telemedicine Hospitalist

Hannah Bingham , MD
Hannah Bingham , MD
Deshanett L. Clay MD
Deshanett L. Clay MD
Kristen Cline, MD
Kristen Cline, MD
Elisha Yaghmai, MD
Elisha Yaghmai, MD

Infusion Therapy Clinic

What is Infusion Therapy?

Typically, “infusion therapy” means that a drug is administered intravenously or through other non-oral routes, such as intramuscular injections and epidural routes.

Prescription drug therapies commonly administered via infusion include antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, hydration, pain management and parenteral nutrition. Infusion therapy is also for chronic and sometimes rare diseases.

Infusion Therapy Clinic

Patients receive injectable medications, intravenous (IV) medication therapy such as antibiotics, disease-specific medications, 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 chair has a television to help pass the time during treatment.

Our nurses are trained to provide a variety of infusion services to patients. They are highly skilled in IV placement, have strong assessment skills and are extremely effective in crisis intervention. Most patients require intensive supervision and management due to the risks for infusion reactions. All of our nurses are experienced in infusion therapy.

Registered Nurses (RNs) administer non-chemotherapeutic infusions and testing according to practice guidelines.

As an outpatient facility, our nurses work delivering direct patient care and providing patient and family education.

Infusion Therapy Clinic Treatment Chairs

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments are available at Newman Regional Health.
Appointments by provider order only.
More Info

Infusion Therapy Clinic Location

The Infusion clinic is located on the 1st floor of Newman Regional Health, accessible from both entrance C (main entrance) and F (1201 12th Ave.) entrance.

Infusion Therapy Clinic Hours of Care

Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, for the administration of injectables and/or medication infusions.  

Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, will be reserved strictly for patients needing daily antibiotic infusions and wound care.

Infusion Therapy Chair

Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation

Inpatient rehabilitation helps 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) 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.

Inpatient rehabilitation patients participate in:

  • One-on-one therapy
  • Community re-entry
  • 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.

Inpatient rehabilitation goals may include:

  • Maximize independence in activities of daily living: 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

Close to home, to get you home

  • Occupational Therapy – Providing care to help patients achieve the highest level of independence possible
  • Physical Therapy – Improving the patient’s functional ability to a level that will allow for the most productive lifestyle
  • Speech & Language Therapy – Providing treatment, support, and care for adults who may experience difficulty while communicating
  • Social Work – Educating patients about their recovery process, coordinating discharge, planning aftercare, and providing support to the patient and their family
  • Nutrition – Providing nutrition interventions including diet adjustments and education based upon each patient’s assessed needs to support optimal strength and recovery

Inpatient Rehabilitation Simulated Living Suite

Patients are provided an opportunity to practice their independent living skills in a controlled environment prior to discharging home. The simulation allows patients to practice getting in and out of bed, preparing meals, washing dishes, working a television set, doing laundry, and many other everyday things we take for granted. Working with a patient in this setting helps staff determine challenges patients may still have while simultaneously building confidence in the patient prior to discharge. 

Due to the advances in the care of stroke patients and those with traumatic injuries, patients have an opportunity to return to their own home instead of an advanced care facility.

There are currently 18 Inpatient Rehabilitation facilities/units in Kansas. Newman Regional Health is the only Critical Access Hospital with an Inpatient Rehabilitation unit.

Take a virtual tour of the simulated suite:

Certified specialty care:

Lymphedema – When lymph builds up, it can cause an arm, leg, or other areas of your body to swell and become painful. The disorder can be lifelong.

See a video from KSNT News about Lymphedema care at Newman Regional Health

LSVT® – The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a behavioral treatment geared towards creating neurobiological changes to create sustained improvement in speech and voice function.

LSVT BIG® – Trains people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their body more normally.  LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. Learn more.

LSVT LOUD® – A training program that teaches people with Parkinson’s to recalibrate their voices. Research has shown improvements in volume, pitch and inflection following treatment. Learn more.

VitalStim – The VitalStim® Therapy System involves the administration of small, electrical impulses to the swallowing muscles in the throat through electrodes attached to the skin overlaying the musculature. Learn more.


Inpatient rehabilitation success stories

Inpatient Rehabilitation
Inpatient rehabilitation

Intensive Care Unit

Newman Regional Health’s six-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the monitoring and care of patients.

The caring and highly trained nursing staff of the ICU provides specialized care for adult patients that are in critical need of 24/7 attention as they recover from a wide range of acute conditions.

A few of the advanced care services that are conducted in the ICU include:

  • Coronary care
  • Advance cardiac life support
  • Monitoring heart rhythms through cardiac monitoring (telemetry)
  • Management of critical medication
  • Administration of treatments such as IV Insulin, IV cardiac medications, and medications used for sedation
  • Provide care for patients on ventilators
  • Monitor and care for heart attack patients
  • Monitor and care of cardiac catheterization lab patients
  • Care for patients awaiting permanent pacemaker placement
  • Care for patients with Sepsis
  • Care for Diabetic crisis patients including those suffering with Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Provides close monitoring of vital signs and lab values that assist providers in treatment selection
  • Post-anesthesia recovery
  • Hemodynamic monitoring

A Special Word to Families with patients in the Intensive Care Unit

You are an important member of the health care team! You may feel overwhelmed and frightened, but there are positive ways you can help yourself and the patient you love. Your role as a member of the health care team is to provide emotional support to the patient through your visits.

A waiting room next to the ICU especially for families of ICU patients is provided. There is a computer with games and internet access in the ICU waiting room for family members to use.

You are invited to eat in the Snack Bar or the hospital’s cafeteria, Newman Café. Both locations are on the ground floor near the East Entrance. For hours that each location is open, please read the signs that are posted by either the Snack Bar or Neman Café entrance. A vending area with food and drinks is located next to the Emergency Department.

Many local hotels offer discount rate for family members of hospitalized patients.

Suggestions for families visiting patients in the Intensive Care Unit

The ICU has open visiting hours at the discretion of the nurse. Immediate family members or significant others can come at any time to check on the patient and spend time with him or her.
The critical care nurse taking care of your family member will work closely with both you and the patient to ensure a quality visit. Keeping in mind the best interest of the patient, we would make these suggestions to help you optimize your visits:

  • Feel free to check to see if the patient is resting. Please do not enter the room if the patient appears to be sleeping as this can rouse the patient from a light sleep.
  • Sit with the patient at intervals if this seems to be soothing to the patient.
  • Keep in mind the need for the patient to rest. Mealtimes can be a good time for a conversational visit.
  • Fresh flowers are not permitted in the room.
  • Patient assessment times are: midnight, 4 a.m., 8 a.m., noon, 4 p.m., and 8 p.m. Our assessments are usually completed in the 30 minutes before or after these times. This may be a good time for you to take a break and rest. We are concerned about your health also.
  • Please limit the number of immediate family visitors to two in the room at a time.
  • The nurse will contact you if there are any changes in your family member’s condition or if he or she requests that you be called. Please be sure to leave phone numbers with the nurse where you or other family can be reached when you are away from the hospital.
  • Feel free to call the ICU nurse’s desk at any time if you have concerns. If you have a large family, it is best to provide a spokesperson to communicate with the nurse. By only giving information once, the nurse can spend more time with each patient.
  • Smoking Policy: Newman Regional Health has joined hospitals across Kansas in an effort to be tobacco-free. As a health care organization, we are committed to the health and safety of our employees and patients. For this reason, tobacco use of any kind is not permitted – inside or outside – on hospital property.
  • Nighttime suggestions: We try to allow uninterrupted sleep periods of 2-3 hours when at all possible. If your family member is sleeping, this may be a time when you would want to go home to rest or sleep in the family waiting room. Lights go down at 9 p.m., and patients are encouraged to rest or sleep from this time on.
Intensive Care Unit
Top Performer Badge-CMS190

Newman Regional Health was recognized by Medisolv, a quality monitoring service reporting to The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), with a TOP Performer Badge for Intensive Care VTE Prophylaxis.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) can occur after major general surgery and the staff has diligently applied multiple measures to reduce the opportunity for blood clots to form following surgical procedures. Mitigation steps staff has implemented include the use of graduated compression stockings (GCS), intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) devices, and drug administration.

Internal Medicine

Internal medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in adults. Internists are doctors who have completed at least three years of residency training in internal medicine. Internists are also experts in the management of chronic diseases, and they can help patients develop and follow treatment plans that are tailored to their individual needs.

Internists are experts in the care of adults with a wide range of medical conditions including:

  • Heart disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Lung disease
  • Cancer
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Infectious diseases

What is the Difference Between a General Practitioner and an Internal Medicine Provider?

A general practitioner (GP) is a doctor who provides primary care to adults and children. GPs are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions, but they may not have the same level of expertise as an internist in a particular area of medicine.
An internist is a doctor who specializes in the care of adults. Internists have more training than GPs in the diagnosis and treatment of complex medical conditions. They are also more likely to be involved in research and teaching.

When Should I See an Internal Medicine Provider?

If you are an adult with a chronic medical condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease, you should see an internist for regular care. If you are experiencing a new or worsening medical problem, you should also see an internist

Family Medicine
Entrance B

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Internal Medicine Providers

Jonathan Bates, MD
Jonathan Bates, MD
Charisse Symmonds, DO
Charisse Symmonds, DO
Tammy Patterson, APRN-C
Tammy Patterson, APRN-C

Here are some additional resources that you may find helpful:


The Outpatient Laboratory is conveniently located inside Entrance C, next to Main Registration, patients needing blood work, sample collection, screenings, and doctor-ordered testing can save time by coming directly to the outpatient lab area.

Open 8:00am – 5:00pm. After hours, patients can register in the Emergency Department.

The laboratory at Newman Regional Health provides accurate diagnostic test results and support services in a timely and cost-effective manner to our customers. Our laboratory is federally approved and licensed by CMS under CLIA to provide testing for Medicare and Medicaid programs.

Laboratory tests are performed upon the written order of a licensed healthcare provider. The main laboratory is open and staffed 24 hours a day to assist you. No appointments are required for routine blood collection.

A comprehensive quality control program has been established to monitor for precision, reliability, and accuracy. All anatomical pathology specimens are reviewed by two pathologists before results are released. The laboratory department is committed to improving quality, processes, turnaround times, and customer service.

The laboratory is operated by pathologists who are board-certified in anatomical and clinical pathology, as well as laboratory technologists, technicians, phlebotomists, and office support professionals.

DOT and pre-employment testing is conducted in the Outpatient Laboratory at Entrance C from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Pre-surgical and Travel testing for COVID-19 occurs in the Outpatient Lab at Entrance C.
Please call (620) 343-6801 for an appointment.

Laboratory - Outpatient

Laboratory Services:

Hematology, Chemistry, Urinalysis

Routine hematology, chemistry, and urinalysis tests are available at all times. In addition, we perform a variety of specialized tests, including cardiac markers, BNP, drug-of-abuse screens, therapeutic drug levels, and toxicology tests.

Laboratory Coagulation Tests

Routine coagulation tests available include Protime/PT (with INR), APTT, fibrinogen, and D-dimer testing.

Laboratory Serology

Routine serology tests such as mono test, streptozyme, C-reactive protein, rheumatoid factor, and pregnancy testing (qualitative and quantitative) are available at all times.

Laboratory Occupational Services

The laboratory is a collection site for DOT and non-DOT drug testing, offering this service to Emporia and the surrounding communities. Breath alcohol testing (BAT) is also available.


Our microbiology department provides identification of disease-causing aerobic and anaerobic bacteria. In addition, we perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing for most aerobic bacteria. We also utilize automated blood culture systems. Rapid antigen testing is available to diagnose infections such as strep throat, influenza, and RSV. We also offer a line of molecular testing to identify bacteria, viruses and parasites, that may be causing illness.


Our transfusion service maintains an inventory of blood and blood components for transfusion to our inpatients and outpatients. We routinely stock red blood cells of all blood types as well as fresh frozen plasma. Plateletpheresis packs and specially prepared red cell units are available by special order. The American Red Cross out of Wichita, Kansas is our blood supplier.

Cytology and Histopathology

The laboratory processes surgically removed tissue for interpretation by the pathologists at Peterson Laboratory Services, P.A. in Manhattan, Kansas.

Outpatient Laboratory

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Assistance with Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Total Wellness

Newman Regional Health offers medical nutrition therapy for people with a medical diagnosis such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, or a specific nutritional need.

Our registered dietitian works with patients individually to create a realistic meal plan and determines appropriate lifestyle changes needed for a healthy lifestyle. Medical nutrition therapy is provided on an outpatient basis per physician referral.

Many insurance companies are now paying for medical nutrition therapy if ordered by a physician.

Please talk to your doctor about a referral.


Nephrology is a branch of internal medicine that deals with the kidneys and their diseases. The word “nephrology” comes from the Greek words “nephros” (kidney) and “logos” (study of). Nephrologists are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney diseases.

The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs that are located in the back of the abdomen. They are responsible for a variety of important functions, including:

  • Filtering blood: The kidneys filter about 120-150 quarts of blood every day. They remove waste products, excess water, and electrolytes from the blood.
  • Regulating blood pressure: The kidneys help to regulate blood pressure by producing hormones that control the body’s fluid balance.
  • Making red blood cells: The kidneys produce a hormone called erythropoietin, which stimulates the bone marrow to make red blood cells.
  • Maintaining electrolyte balance: The kidneys help to maintain the body’s electrolyte balance by controlling the levels of sodium, potassium, chloride, and other electrolytes in the blood.
  • Making vitamin D: The kidneys help to convert vitamin D from its inactive form to its active form, which is essential for bone health.

Dr. Pierre Souraty practices nephrology with Kansas Nephrology Physicians, P.A. headquartered in Wichita, KS.
He earned his medical degree from St. Joseph University School of Medicine in Lebanon, followed by an internship in Kansas, A residency in Iowa, and a fellowship in Minnesota.
Main (316) 263-7285
Appts: (316) 263-7285
Suite 101, Entrance B

Kidney diseases can range from mild to severe. Some common types of kidney disease include:

  • Acute kidney injury: This is a sudden loss of kidney function. It can be caused by a variety of factors, including infection, dehydration, and certain medications.
  • Chronic kidney disease: This is a long-term condition that gradually damages the kidneys. It is the most common type of kidney disease in the United States.
  • Glomerulonephritis: This is a group of diseases that affect the glomeruli, which are tiny filters in the kidneys.
  • Pyelonephritis: This is an infection of the kidneys.
  • Kidney stones: These are hard deposits that form in the kidneys.
  • Kidney cancer: This is a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys.

Nephrologists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases. They can order tests, such as blood tests, urine tests, and imaging tests, to diagnose kidney disease. They can also prescribe medications, recommend lifestyle changes, and manage dialysis or kidney transplantation for patients with advanced kidney disease.

Nephrologists are also involved in the prevention of kidney diseases. They can educate patients about the risk factors for kidney disease and how to reduce their risk. They can also work with patients to manage other health conditions that can damage the kidneys, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Nephrology is a complex and challenging field, but it is also very rewarding. Nephrologists have the opportunity to help patients with a variety of kidney diseases and improve their quality of life.

Here are some additional information about nephrology:

Newman Medical Equipment

Newman Medical Equipment is On-call 24 Hours a Day to Serve You With Oxygen and Hospice Services


Newman Medical Equipment sells the durable medical equipment and supplies you need in the home and community. Our medical equipment specialists will obtain the items you need and make special orders, if necessary. For some products, a rental option is available.

Walk-in customers are always welcome in our retail showroom. You may be able to find exactly what you need by visiting with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.

We make deliveries within 60 miles for specialized equipment.

A physician referral is needed for medical equipment and supplies to be covered by insurance. A certificate of medical necessity may also be required.

If you qualify, Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and most private insurance carriers will reimburse part or all of the cost of certain medical equipment.
Our billing specialist can answer your questions and file a claim with your insurance company. Call (620) 343-6800 x25108 for assistance. We accept all major credit cards.
Private pay arrangements are also available.
Please allow time for the insurance verification process required for many supplies and services.

With Patient Portal access, patients can view upcoming appointments, send messages, make payments, and view summaries of their office visits, lab results, medication list, immunizations, and vitals. Patients can also print these records from their portal, if needed. If patients would like to register for the portal, please call (620) 343-6800 ext. 23406

Newman Medical Equipment

1503 W. 12th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday:
8:00AM – 4:30PM

Newman Medical Equipment
Newman Medical Equipment
Newman Medical Equipment

Newman Medical Equipment offers:


Home and portable oxygen systems and pulmonary medication devices allow patients with lung and heart problems to start or continue treatments at home as ordered by their physician.

  • BIPAP / CPAP machines (including a wide selection of masks)
  • Compressed oxygen
  • Nebulizers
  • Oxygen concentrators
  • Suction equipment
  • Portable Liquid Oxygen Units



  • Breastfeeding supplies
  • Breast pumps for sale or rent
  • Breast milk storage bags
  • Disposable bra pads
  • Support belts


  • Knee braces up to 4XL
  • Lumbar support up to XXL
  • Wrist braces
  • Shoulder immobilizers
  • Elbow braces
  • Walking boots
  • Back braces
  • Rib belts


  • Back braces
  • Compression stockings
  • Orthopedic braces
  • Polar cubes
  • TENS units


  • Bath/tub chairs, commodes, and benches
  • Chair lifts
  • Grab bars
  • Lift chairs
  • Reachers
  • Shoe horns
  • Sock aids
  • Seat cushions


  • 4-wheel rollators
  • Crutches
  • Folding walkers
  • Walkers with or without seats
  • Hospital beds
  • Over-bed tables
  • Quad canes
  • Scooters
  • Support mattresses/surfaces
  • Trapeze bars
  • Wheelchairs


  • Wound care products (dressings, lotions, etc.)
  • Ostomy supplies
  • Urinary supplies
  • Bariatric aids
  • Mastectomy supplies (including breast forms and pocket bras)
  • Blood pressure monitors
  • Glucose meters
  • Exam gloves

Nursing Services

Newman Regional Health hospital practices total patient care to foster a close rapport between nurses, patients, families, and physicians, as well as other members of the healthcare team. Our highly trained nurses communicate with your physician and provide compassionate care to our patients. From a caring voice and an extra warm blanket to a late night snack and a friendly smile, our nurses make the difference.

Our caring pediatric nurses are specially trained in surgical care, wound care, general medical outpatient treatment including infusion therapy and pediatrics. Our attentive nurses will take good care of your little ones while they are at Newman Regional Health. In addition to planning and providing care for each child, the nurses fill many roles, such as patient advocate and teacher.

The 17-bed medical, surgical, telemetry and pediatric unit is located on the third floor of Newman Regional Health. We offer private rooms complete with a family lounge.

Nursing Services and Care Coordination

The Care Coordination team at NRH works with patients, families, and the entire care team to advocate for and assist our patients with problem solving personal or environmental difficulties that may arise during an illness. We have excellent staff that strive to ensure that the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients are met, both while they are a patient, as well as after discharge.

Just a few of the many services offered by our 3rd Floor Nurses and professionals:

  • Administration of  IV medication
  • Monitoring heart rhythms through cardiac monitoring (telemetry)
  • Assisting with mobility of patents
  • Providing education to patients and families regarding medications, dietary restrictions, and activity
  • Providing disease specific education and how to effectively manage at home.
  • Monitor patient vital signs and lab values and report abnormal values to the providers to assist them in determining the best treatment for our patients.

Skilled Status

At Newman Regional Health, patients do not have to be physically moved to a different room or unit when they are transferred from acute bed status to skilled bed status. For our patients’ convenience, they remain in their own rooms if their status changes. We found that changing patients to “skilled” status and allowing patients to stay in the same room provides many benefits including:

  • More time to recover following an illness or surgery
  • Less expensive care than an acute hospitalization
  • Helps to keep patients oriented to surroundings and staff
  • Reduces the possibility of lost items
  • Reduces relocation confusion for friends and family

As patients progress, one factor that always remains constant is the devoted attention of our highly skilled nursing staff.

In addition to “skilled” care, our nursing staff also provides services in

  • Skilled Care Admissions
  • In-Patient rehabilitation
  • Medical Surgical care
  • Group and public speaking about skilled care and rehabilitation

Contact the Skilled Nursing Department at (620) 343-6800, ext. 22295 or by mobile phone (620)794-0739 for more information.

Nursing Services
Nursing Services

Nursing Services

Hiring Nurses

Newman Regional Health offers a great atmosphere for nurses who wish to use their skills to enrich the lives of patients. We have many opportunities in various disciplines.

The Nursing Services staff facilitates post-discharge services including:

  • Home health aides
  • Hospice care
  • Nursing home placement
  • Home and community-based service referrals
  • A variety of outpatient services
  • Medical follow-up
Nursing Services

Spiritual Care

We can also assist with arranging for requested pastoral or spiritual care through our Volunteer Chaplain program or contact with a specific clergy member identified by the patient.

Psychosocial Care

The needs of the patient are addressed by providing social service support, crisis support, and discharge planning assistance.

Advance Directives

Our Care Coordination team can also assist patients with the completion of advance directives such as living wills or durable power of attorney for healthcare.

Non-English speaking patients

Language interpretation and other communication services are provided for our patients who have needs.

All Care Coordination services, including interpretation, are provided at no cost to our patients. Our team consists of licensed social workers, registered nurse case managers, and clinical documentation improvement specialists.

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

At Newman Regional Health Medical Partners, our orthopedics and sports medicine providers 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.

OrthoKansas has joined the Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine clinic to provide Lyon County and surrounding area residents a new choice when it comes to their orthopedic care.

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

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 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine conditions and treatments include:

Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Knee replacement surgery with the Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgical System

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.

Mako helps your surgeon plan for better outcomes, like less pain and shorter recovery times compared to manual partial knee replacement surgery.

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine has a primary focus on sports-related medical services with the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Newman Regional Health Sports Medicine Specialists help patients maximize function and minimize disability in order for patients to become fully active in sports, work, school, and daily activities. Although Sports Medicine seems to be specific to athletes, anyone can suffer from a musculoskeletal or non-musculoskeletal condition that requires treatment from a Sports Medicine Specialist in order to help with exercise and activity.

Examples of conditions treated by sports medicine include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Concussion and other head injuries
  • Chronic or acute illness
  • Exercise prescription
  • Injury prevention
  • Recommendations for strength training and conditioning
  • Healthy lifestyle education
Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Meet the Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Providers

Lindsay Garrett, PA
Lindsay Baldwin, PA
Andrew Kneib, PA
Andrew Kneib, PA
Helena Stormont, APRN-C

Meet the OrthoKansas Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Providers

James Huston, MD
James Huston, MD
Total hip, anterior and posterior approach, Total Knee
Neal Lintecum, MD
Neal Lintecum, MD
Hand, Finger, Wrist, Carpal Tunnel, Elbow
Stephan Pro, MD
Stephan Prô, MD
Knee, ACL, and meniscus injuries, Shoulder, Hip – 50 years of age and younger
Douglass Stull, MD
Douglass Stull, MD
Shoulder, including total shoulder, Elbow

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:


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


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

Meet the Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Gynecology Providers

Jennifer Esau, DO Obstetrics and Gynecology
Jennifer Esau, DO
Dr. Bryce Heitman Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bryce Heitman, DO
Anna LaSota, DO Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anna LaSota, DO
Ryan LaSota, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology
Ryan LaSota, MD

Meet the Cotton O’Neil Obstetrics and Gynecology Providers

Deshala Castille, DO
Deshala Castille, DO
Christina Faulkner, MD
Christina Faulkner, MD
Pam Harrison, MD
Pam Harrison, MD
Megan Northup, MD
J. Samuel Tovar, MD
J. Samuel Tovar, MD

Occupational Therapy

Inpatient Occupational Therapy

The occupational therapy staff at Newman Regional Health provides inpatient care for people of all ages, from pediatrics to older adults.
The goal of occupational therapy is to help people achieve the highest level of independence possible and to participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).

Services include:

  • Use of adaptive equipment
  • Activity modification
  • Rehabilitative techniques
  • Home modification

Following a thorough evaluation, an occupational therapist will tailor a treatment plan dedicated to restoring maximum functional ability. Therapists work individually and closely monitor progress and modify programs as required.

Occupational Therapy

Outpatient Occupational Therapy Services

  • Custom upper extremity orthotic fabrication
  • Pre-fabricated splint fitting and modification
  • Strengthening/range of motion
  • Joint protection training
  • Wound, scar, and edema management
  • Nerve desensitization
  • Adaptive equipment and activities of daily living training
  • Energy conservation training
  • Work simplification
  • Body mechanics and ergonomic protection techniques
Newman Therapy Services

Newman Therapy Services
1201 West 12th Avenue
(Entrance G)
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-4100
Fax: (620) 340-6187

Entrance G

Meet the Occupational Therapists

Janae Stockwell, OT
Associate Director
Specialty: Lymphedema
Val Elliott COTA
Val Elliott, COTA
Kelli Graves COTA
Kelli Graves, COTA
Shannon Palmer, OT
Brianna Prock MOT, OTR/L
Brianna Prock, MOT, OTR/L
Specialties: LSVT Big, Low Vision

Pain Management

Pain Management is an important part of recovery from any illness or procedure. Pain can arise from a wide range of diseases and injuries such as sprains, arthritis, cancer, autoimmune diseases and even poor posture. Often, pain becomes unbearable, and more conservative treatments and therapy fail to offer relief.  Many patients turn to additional medications and procedures to find ways to manage the pain levels they are suffering.

Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain

Acute pain generally is felt quickly after an injury and is temporary. Usually, once the injury has completed the healing process, the pain stops or becomes manageable with simple treatments and medication.

Chronic pain is generally diagnosed after a patient has felt it on a consistent basis for three to six months. Your primary care doctor can help you decide if you need treatment from a pain management specialist.

Newman Regional Health provides consultations, diagnosis, and treatment for both acute and chronic pain conditions. Our goal is to eliminate, reduce or control your pain levels so that you can improve your quality of life.

The pain management care practiced by Newman Regional Health works in coordination with your primary care doctor or specialist. We communicate with all types of care providers to understand the treatment goals and to ensure we are offering the best treatment options to manage your pain.

Conditions We Treat

We treat a variety of pain conditions. If you need a consultation, ask your primary care doctor or specialist for a referral.

  • Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle pain
  • Pain that radiates into the arms or legs
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Vertebral compression fracture
  • Lower back fracture or trauma
  • Pain resulting from car accidents and work injuries
Pain Management back pain
Back Pain

Pain Management Treatments & Services

Our Pain Management Physician has undergone specialized training in pain management during fellowships and/or residencies.

During your visit, they will go over the results of any imaging that was done, as well as discuss the treatment plan with you in order to help you work toward your goals.

Pain Management Knee Pain

Meet the Pain Management Providers

mark-greenfield-md Pain Management
Mark Greenfield, MD


At Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Pediatrics, 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.

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.

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Pediatrics

Phone: (620) 343-2376
Fax: (620) 341-7766
Monday thru Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm

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

Meet the Newman Regional Health Pediatric Providers

Jonathan Bates, MD
Jonathan Bates, MD
Derek Brown, MD
Derek Brown, MD


The pharmacists at the Newman Regional Health Pharmacy are all in the process of becoming certified as well trained Infectious Disease Pharmacists. What this means to you is that we will be a resource for you, your nurse, and your physician when decisions are being made about your antibiotic therapy during your stay at NRH. Our clinical pharmacists will consult with you and your healthcare team on a daily basis. We will be there to discuss options with your physician and explain to you, our patient, the details of the antibiotic therapy that you receive. This is called our Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The purpose of this program is to ensure that you receive the best antibiotic choice for specific bacteria, in the correct dose, at the correct time while preventing duplication of therapy and helping to prevent drug resistance by the organism. We comply with evidence-based guidelines and best practices regarding antibiotic prescriptions and promote rational and appropriate antibiotic therapy to improve your clinical outcome. We are your ‘stewards’ of antibiotic therapy.

Another service we provide is assistance with pain management therapy. The intent is to keep you free of pain as much as is possible without sedation and other side effects for a better stay. These interventions will be done by our trained pain management pharmacists as they make rounds in the units, or in response to a request for a Pharmacy consult from your physician.

The pharmacist will be around to enable you to be involved in your care by discussing your medications with you during your stay as well as discussing your medication regimen upon your discharge. We, the Pharmacy Team at Newman Regional Health, are proud to provide these new services to you and be a part of your healthcare team. This is a small part of why NRH is one of the top 10 hospitals and your hospital of choice. Contact us today to learn more.

Here are a few of the services that our pharmacy provides the patients of Newman Regional Health:

  • Counsel patients at time of discharge
  • Counsel patients when high-risk medicines are prescribed
  • Counsel new inpatients about their medicine therapy
  • Consult with doctors and nurses about patient pain management therapy
  • Joint Camp teaching
  • Conduct diabetic education classes
  • Consult on cardiac rehabilitation classes
  • Serves as a member of Hospice team and medication reviews
  • Rounding with hospitalist team
  • Anticoagulant monitoring
  • Renal dose adjustments
  • Antibiotic stewardship
  • Streamlining IV to PO therapy
  • Narrow therapeutic medication monitoring (digoxin, phenytoin, etc.)
  • Kineteic dosing (vanco, gent)
  • Reconciliation of home medications vs. inpatient orders

Virtual tour

We are extremely pleased to announce new services provided by the Clinical Pharmacy Team at Newman Regional Health here in Emporia, Kansas. These new services are provided as part of our ongoing mission to be your ‘hospital of choice’ when hospital care is needed. It is also our vision to do our part in keeping Newman Regional Health as one of the top 10 hospitals.

Physical Therapy

Inpatient Physical Therapy

The goal of physical therapy is to improve the patient’s functional ability to a level that will allow for the most productive lifestyle.
The inpatient physical therapy staff at Newman Regional Health provides post-surgical care for total joint replacement and hip fractures; rehabilitation following stroke, debilitating disease, or illness; and wound care for patients with amputations in the Wound Care Clinic.
Generally, physical therapy involves the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of “movement dysfunctions”. Physical Therapists examine patients and develop treatment plans that employ techniques that promote mobility, pain reduction, functional restoration, and disability prevention.
We strive to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
A typical inpatient treatment session lasts about 45 minutes but is tailored to each patient and their level of progress.

Physical therapy care:

  • Balance retraining and vestibular rehabilitation
  • Electrotherapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Gait training
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Post-operative rehabilitation (hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, foot, ankle)
  • Progressive strengthening
  • Sports medicine
  • Ultrasound therapy

Physical therapy orthopedic care:

Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy

Physical therapy specialty care:

Lymphedema – When lymph builds up, it can cause an arm, leg, or other areas of your body to swell and become painful. The disorder can be lifelong.

See a video from KSNT News about Lymphedema care at Newman Regional Health

LSVT – The Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT) is a behavioral treatment geared towards creating neurobiological changes to create sustained improvement in speech and voice function.

LSVT Big – Trains people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) to use their body more normally.  LSVT BIG effectively trains improved movements for any activity, whether “small motor” tasks like buttoning a shirt or “large motor” tasks like getting up from a sofa or chair or maintaining balance while walking. Learn more.

LSVT Loud – A training program that teaches people with Parkinson’s to recalibrate their voices. Research has shown improvements in volume, pitch and inflection following treatment. Learn more.

VitalStim – The VitalStim® Therapy System involves the administration of small, electrical impulses to the swallowing muscles in the throat through electrodes attached to the skin overlaying the musculature. Learn more.


Outpatient Physical Therapy

Patients with orthopedic and neurologic conditions receive outpatient physical therapy at Newman Physical Therapy. Sports medicine physical therapy and industrial rehabilitation are important components of the outpatient program. Outpatient physical therapists also perform worksite ergonomic and prevention programs specifically for the needs of a business.

Physical therapy services include:

Newman Therapy Services

Newman Therapy Services (Outpatient)
1201 West 12th Avenue
(Entrance G)
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-4100
Fax: (620) 342-6423

Entrance G

Meet the physical therapist

David Crotts DPT, COMT, CSCS
David Crotts, DPT, COMT, CSCS
Rachelle Fisher PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rachelle Fisher, PT, DPT
Samantha Morrison PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Samantha Morrison, PT, DPT
Katie Noonan PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Katie Noonan, PT, DPT
Dale Barb PT
Physical Therapist
Dale Barb, PT
Kylee Emerson PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Kylee Emerson, PT, DPT
Casey King PT, CLT-LANA Physical Therapist
Casey King, PT, CLT-LANA
Specialties: Lymphedema, Vertigo, LSVT Big
Caressa Kinsey PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
Caressa Kinsey, PTA
Bobbi Larson PTA
Bobbi Larson, PTA
Teresa Schrock PTA
Teresa Schrock, PTA
Specialty: LSVT

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a valuable tool to add to the treatment of individuals living with chronic lung conditions. It’s not a cure, but it’s a powerful program that can dramatically improve quality of life, helping patients breathe easier, become stronger, and increase their independence. 

Program participants will meet twice a week for approximately 1 hour with a goal of 12-18 weeks (24-36 sessions) for Medicare patients and 6 weeks (12 sessions) for BC/BS, Medicaid, and commercially insured patients unless otherwise indicated by individual insurance companies. There is a lifetime cap of 72 sessions for Medicare patients.

“The primary goals of pulmonary rehab include improving symptoms, restoring functional capabilities, improving self-management skills, and enhancing overall health-related quality of life.”

Donny Bellomy, Director of the Cardio-Pulmonary Department of Newman Regional Health

Please ask your Primary Care Provider or Pulmonologist if you can be referred for the program, as a physician referral is required. Rest assured that your participation is in a safe environment, monitored by a qualified clinician.

Connie Coble, RN, BSN
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Case Manager

Pulmonary Rehabilitation testing

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a medically supervised, comprehensive program tailored to individuals with chronic lung diseases like COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and post-COVID respiratory conditions.

The Newman Regional Health program combines exercise training, education, and support to help you:

  • Manage your symptoms: Learn breathing techniques and strategies to control shortness of breath, cough, and mucus.
  • Increase your strength exercise capacity: Gradually build your strength, stamina, and cardiovascular fitness through safe and monitored exercise tailored to your specific needs.
  • Improve your daily living: Discover ways to manage everyday activities with less difficulty and more confidence.
  • Boost your emotional well-being: Connect with a supportive community of peers and healthcare professionals who understand your challenges.

Medicare Approved Diagnoses:

  • COPD – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Emphysema
  • Simple, mixed and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
  • Unilateral pulmonary emphysema (MacLeod’s syndrome)
  • Post-Covid 19 conditions affecting respiratory status

Commercial Insurance may also cover:

  • Asthma, moderate and severe persistent asthma
  • Cystic fibrosis or Pulmonary fibrosis with restriction, manifestations or unidentified
  • Other interstitial pulmonary diseases with fibrosis
  • Certain types of Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Pre-operative conditioning before lung transplantation or lung volume reduction surgery
  • Post-op after lung transplantation surgery

Who Benefits from Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

If you have a chronic lung condition that makes it hard to breathe and limits your everyday activities, pulmonary rehabilitation can be a game-changer. It’s particularly beneficial for individuals with:

  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): The most common reason for referral to pulmonary rehab, COPD encompasses many diagnoses including emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
  • Interstitial lung disease: Characterized by lung scarring, these conditions make breathing difficult.
  • Asthma: While primarily managed with medication, pulm rehab can help asthmatics improve lung function and exercise tolerance.
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: This lung scarring condition can benefit from exercise and education to manage symptoms and slow progression.
  • Post COVID-19 respiratory difficulties.
  • Post-surgical recovery: Following lung surgery, pulm rehab can help regain strength and function.

What happens in Newman Regional Health’s program?

  • Exercise training: Tailored exercises to improve your cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, and flexibility. These may include warm up exersizes, treadmill walking, recumbent stepper, and resistance training.
  • Education: Learn about your lung condition, breathing techniques, medication management, and strategies for coping with symptoms.
  • Nutritional counseling: Understand how diet plays a role in lung health and receive guidance on healthy eating habits.
  • Psychological support: Undergo evaluation of stress, depression, and anxiety levels associated with chronic lung disease and receive information on stress, anxiety, and depression management, and referral to counseling if indicated.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Group

Positive Impact

The benefits of pulmonary rehab extend far beyond just improving lung function. Studies show it can:

  • Reduce shortness of breath
  • Improve exercise tolerance and cardiovascular fitness
  • Increase energy levels and stamina
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Decrease anxiety and depression
  • Enhance quality of life
  • Reduce hospital admissions and healthcare costs
Pulmonary Rehabilitation gentleman

Additional Resources:

Radiology & Imaging

Newman Regional Health’s Radiology Department is fully equipped with state-of-the-art imaging technology. Our advanced medical imaging services assist our providers in diagnosing medical problems quickly and formulating effective treatment plans. All images are interpreted by a board-certified radiologist, who works closely with the referring physician and nursing team.

CT Scan

Computed tomography (CT), also known as a “CAT scan,” is a medical diagnostic tool that creates images of internal structures within the human body. CT scans aid physicians in diagnosing disease, viewing internal abnormalities, and assessing the extent of trauma. Newman Regional Health is equipped with a State of the Art Toshiba 160 Slice CT Scanner that provides highly detailed images of the human body.

The Toshiba 160 slice CT scanner non-invasively assists physicians in the diagnosis of a variety of anatomical areas, including spine, head, abdomen and chest. The Toshiba 160 slice CT scanner allows providers to simultaneously capture multiple wafer-thin images of a patient’s anatomy within seconds, shaving precious minutes off the exam time.

The Toshiba 160 Slice CT system compliments and extends the high range of quality diagnostic services that Newman Regional Health offers the residents of Emporia and the surrounding area. The Toshiba 160 Slice CT Scanner provides our providers with vastly improved image quality, and entry into new applications such as CT angiography and an overall enhanced diagnostic confidence on all studies.

CT Temporal Bones
CT IAC (Internal Auditory Canal)
CT Mandible
CT Facial Bones
CT Orbits
CT Sinuses
CT Orthopedic
CT Head
CT Low-dose scan for lung cancer screening
CT Neck Soft Tissue
CT Extremities
CT Spine
CT Urogram
CT Chest
CT Urogram
CT Stone Search
CT Abdomen
CT Pelvis
CT Angiogram)

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) produces detailed images of the body’s organs, tissues and joints without patient discomfort or exposure to radiation. MRI uses a powerful magnetic field and radiofrequency to produce computerized images. MRI is especially useful for imaging the brain, spine, and joints.

For providers, MRI is advantageous in determining soft tissue disorders, including cartilage and ligament tears and herniated disks, but it also can be helpful in diagnosing bone disorders such as tumors.

Designed with the patient in mind, Newman Regional Health’s Philips Ingenia  1.5 Tesla ultra-short bore MRI system is the shortest, most open high field scanner available. The state-of-the-art digital clarity and speed of this machine helps physicians diagnose with confidence and work productively. Newman’s MRI is comfortable for patients because of its wide bore design. The increased width of the machine opening decreases claustrophobic feelings and the constant ability to communicate with the MRI technologist helps ease patient’s fears during their exam. These two features combined with the decreased scan times of the Ingenia system allow for a more tolerable environment for all patients, not just those with claustrophobia.

Newman Regional Health’s MRI department is able to do a wide variety of exams to help physicians with clinical diagnosis.  The Ingenia is a well-rounded machine that has the capability to make exceptional images of all body parts.  Your doctor may order the MRI with an IV dye injection, this can also be easily accomplished at our facility.  

Functional MRI
Cardiac MRI
MRI of the Breast
Magnetic Resonance Venography (MRV)
Non-Contrast MRA

Nuclear Scans

A nuclear scan shows how well an organ functions. The procedure begins with the injection of small amounts of radioactive trace material (isotopes). The organ absorbs the radioactive material. The special camera on the nuclear scan detects the radiation in the organ. The camera moves at different angles and sends signals to a computer that constructs an image of an organ and its circulation. Nuclear scans help providers diagnose many conditions, including cancer.


Ultrasound is a non-invasive procedure that uses high frequency sound waves to create images. During ultrasound, a technician moves a small device on the skin. The device transmits signals that a computer converts into moving images. The image is displayed on a computer screen.

There are many uses for ultrasound including viewing a developing fetus, abdominal organ, thyroid, prostate, heart function, and blood flow through major vessels.

PET Scans

Doctors use PET scans to get more data about how body organs are functioning. PET scans may be performed together with a computerized axial tomography (CAT) scan that provides an image of the organ. PET scans provide a clear view of how the organs are working at the cellular level and if they have been damaged. The scan helps doctors determine effective treatment options.

PET scans are commonly used to diagnose heart conditions, help doctors determine appropriate cancer treatment, help in diagnosing Alzheimer’s disease and brain disorders.

They also can provide data for medical research.

PET/CT Scans are performed in a special MOBILE FACILITY that travels around Kansas on a specific schedule. Appointments are made through your care provider and generally are performed on Fridays.

Meet the Providers

Andy Legako, DO
Andy Legako, DO
Frank Yackovich, MD
Frank Yackovich, MD

Sleep Disorders Center

Our Accredited Sleep Disorders Center Offers Diagnostic Sleep Studies

Sleep is vital to good health – sleep is an active state important for renewing our mental and physical health each day!  If you or a loved one are having sleep related issues, our staff at Newman Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center is here to help to ensure you have a good quality night of sleep!   

Newman Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center is 2-bed sleep facility accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  We provide in-center (overnight or day) sleep testing (polysomnogram – PSG) diagnostic & titration studies.  The center is fully-equipped with a home-like private bedroom to monitor patients during sleep. A caring, trained sleep technologist monitors the patient during the study after which a physician analyzes the results, patient history, and lab tests to make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.

Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT)

In addition to our in-center sleep testing, we also offer Home Sleep Apnea Testing (HSAT) for those patients who qualify.  With an HSAT, you are sleeping in the comfort of your own home.  Not everyone qualifies for a HSAT—the patient for whom an HSAT would be appropriate is a patient with a high pre-test probability of moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and who does not have other significant health issues which would be better evaluated through in-center testing.  An HSAT is somewhat less reliable for diagnosing a mild disorder.  Your health care provider will tell you if an HSAT is appropriate for you.  

Our sleep specialists identify and treat sleep disorders.

One such common disorder, sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening breathing problem that occurs during sleep.

It is estimated there are approximately 22 million adults who suffer from sleep apnea, but even more shocking is that 89% are undiagnosed.

Our Sleep Specialist, Dr. Victor Salloum, MD, Pulmonary Disease Physician, and Board Certified Sleep Specialist, sees patients at Newman Regional Health Specialty Clinic. 

Sleep Studies can be scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays (days may vary – we do like to accommodate special circumstances if possible), with flexible hours available for shift workers.  Our sleep professionals are ready to help you get a good night’s rest!  For information on a sleep study or the Newman Regional Health Sleep Disorders Center, call 620-341-7722 or email us at sleepdisorders@newmanrh.org 

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Newman Medical Equipment sells the durable medical equipment and supplies you need in the home and community. Their medical equipment specialists will obtain the items you need and make special orders, if necessary. They carry CPAP and BiPAP machines, supplies, hoses and masks.

Meet the Providers

Victor Salloum, MD
Victor Salloum, MD
Sleep Disorders Center
Judy Dieker, RPSGT
Sleep Disorders Center

Speech Language Therapy

The Newman Regional Health speech and language program addresses swallowing problems, speech-language impairments, voice disorders, and stuttering.

Newman Regional Health has speech and language therapists who provide inpatient, outpatient, and in-home services.

Inpatient Speech Language Therapy

The speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat, and help to prevent speech, language, cognitive, communication, voice, swallowing, fluency, and other related disorders.

Services include:

  • Speech rhythm and fluency problems and stuttering
  • Voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or a harsh voice
  • Problems understanding and producing language
  • Cognitive communication impairments such as attention, memory, and problem-solving disorders
  • Oral motor problems causing eating and swallowing difficulties.
Speech and Language Therapy

Outpatient Speech Language Therapy

Speech therapy provides services not only for correcting articulation of speech but regaining cognitive aspects of communication as well. Speech therapy also focuses on the swallowing mechanism and how to regain its functional use.

Services include:

  • Receptive language
  • Speech function
  • Voice
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Problem-solving
  • Executive function skills
  • Feeding
  • Swallowing
  • VitalStim – Pairs electrical stimulation with swallowing exercises to assist in strengthening muscles used in the swallowing process and restoring function.
  • LSVT® – Lee Silverman Voice Treatment, LSVT LOUD® and LSVT BIG® are programs that improves the communicative abilities by focusing on the vocal loudness of patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Modified Barium Swallow Study – Allows the therapist to assess the structures and function of the swallow with the use of radiology to determine appropriate diet consistencies, swallowing strategies and therapeutic plan of care.

Newman Therapy Services (Outpatient)
1201 West 12th Avenue
(Entrance G)
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone: (620) 342-4100
Fax: (620) 340-6187

Entrance G

Meet the Speech Language Pathologist

Anna Davis, SLP
Madison Knox, SLP
Madison Knox, SLP
Bailee Lowe SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Bailee Lowe, SLP
Kayla Wheeler SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Kayla Wheeler, SLP

Surgical Specialists

Surgeons at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, KS diagnose and treat medical conditions that require general surgery. From breast cancer to hernias, they utilize the most innovative therapeutic techniques and state-of-the-art surgical technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible.

As your surgeon, their goals are to improve your health and preserve your quality of life. Before recommending a treatment plan, they will evaluate your medical problem in relation to your overall health, lifestyle, past treatment, and future goals.

They will explain every procedure, answer your questions, and help you understand your treatment options, both surgical and nonsurgical. While they will advise you of their recommendations, they will ultimately allow you to make the final decision about how your treatment is to proceed.

Our surgeons treat a number of illnesses and conditions. If surgery is required, they have vast experience with all the latest procedures to correct your problem and return you to good health. We have a solid reputation for providing excellent surgical care and diligent follow-up care, resulting in exceptional outcomes.

Our experience, surgical skills, and medical knowledge include:

Learn about the capabilities of the surgeons at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Surgical Specialist

Robot-assisted Surgeries

Newman Regional Health is equipped with the latest robotic-assisted surgical equipment, the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system. This high-tech device does not replace the skills of a highly trained and experienced surgeon, but rather enhances their ability to make complex surgical procedures better for the patient through the precision articulation of instruments in a less invasive manner than open surgery.

Procedures performed by the da Vinci Xi robotic surgery system at Newman Regional Health:

  • General surgery
  • Gall Bladder surgery
  • Ventral, Inguinal and Hiatal Hernia surgeries
  • Prostate Surgery
  • Hysterectomies
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Other Gynecologic Surgeries

Wound Care Clinic

If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak with your physician about whether you might benefit from a referral to Newman Regional Wound Care Center. If you are a candidate, our wound clinic will work with you and your provider to develop an individualized, comprehensive plan of care that provides you the most appropriate and effective treatment for your particular needs.

Newman Regional Health Wound Clinic

Meet the Providers

Braden Bitter, MD
Braden Bitter, MD
Rebecca Douglass, DO
Rebecca Douglass, DO
Timothy Harris, DO
Timothy Harris, DO
Matthew Turner, MD
Matthew Turner, MD

Meet the Anesthesiologists

Robert Davis, CRNA
Robert Davis, CRNA
Larry Finley
Larry Finley, CRNA
Laci Hansen, CRNA
Brian Tackitt, CRNA


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.

Common urology conditions include:

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

Meet the Urology Providers

Son Nguyen, MD
Son Nguyen, MD
Bradley Rupp, MD
Bradley Rupp, MD

Women’s Life Center

We’ve been delivering babies and caring for mothers for over 90 years. For the staff of the Women’s Life Center, the miracle of new life never diminishes. At Newman Regional Health, every delivery is a special delivery. A comfortable, home-like birthing room allows for labor, delivery, and recovery to take place in the same room.

You can rest assured that while the setting is homelike, the medical equipment and care you will receive are state-of-the-art. We believe that the birth of a baby is a very personal experience. That’s why we offer options for delivery, positioning and comfort measures, anesthesia, and coaching support.

One of the first joys of parenting will be holding your baby. Infants are placed skin-to-skin immediately after delivery as recommended by the Kansas High 5 initiative. Cesarean section deliveries take place in Newman Regional Health’s delivery/operating room which is located near the other delivery rooms in the Women’s Life Center.

Our visitation schedules encourage family togetherness. You should work with the nursing staff to assure that the family members who mean the most to you are able to accompany you during your stay. For an hour each day we observe a “quiet time” on the unit. We encourage moms and dads to rest during this time. Open visiting hours are at the mother’s discretion. For the protection of your newborn, all visitors must be free from communicable diseases or symptoms of any disease.

Newman Regional Health is a High 5 for Mom & Baby Premier Hospital, a program encouraging the adoption of five evidence-based maternity care practices that support breastfeeding success. We are a Breastfeeding Welcome location from the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition

In 2021, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in partnership with the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Midwives Alliance announced Newman Regional Health as one of three Kansas hospitals to receive the All-Around Best of the Best recognition from the Kansas Newborn Screening Program.

In 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services designated Newman Regional Health as a Birthing-Friendly Hospital

The WLC has been named a Blue Distinction Center PLUS for Maternity Care, and a National Certified Gold Safe Sleep Champion.

Women's Life Center

Meet the Providers

The following obstetrics and gynecology physicians (OB/GYNs) have medical privileges to deliver babies at Newman Regional Health:

Family practice physicians who have medical privileges to deliver babies include:

Meet the Anesthesiologists

Robert Davis, CRNA
Robert Davis, CRNA
Larry Finley
Larry Finley, CRNA
Laci Hansen, CRNA
Brian Tackitt, CRNA

Wound Care Clinic

Patients who experience acute or chronic non-healing wounds can receive convenient and comprehensive outpatient treatment at Newman Regional Wound Care Clinic.

Nationally, approximately 7 million people suffer from wounds that will not heal – a serious problem that can lead to amputation of limbs and dramatically impaired quality of life. Associated with inadequate circulation, poorly functioning veins, and immobility, non-healing wounds occur most frequently in the elderly and people with diabetes.

Are you a candidate for the Wound Care Clinic?

If you suffer from a chronic or non-healing wound, speak with your physician about whether you might benefit from a referral to Newman Regional Wound Care Center. If you are a candidate, our wound clinic will work with you and your provider to develop an individualized, comprehensive plan of care that provides you the most appropriate and effective treatment for your particular needs.

At the Wound Care Clinic we provide treatment for wounds such as, but not limited to the following:

  • Ulcers
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Diabetic foot
  • Arterial ulcers,
  • Venous ulcers
  • Acute traumatic wounds
  • Burns
  • Cellulitis
  • Surgical wounds
  • Non-healing wounds

The latest approved devices and dressings are used to promote healing. Our wound-healing treatments include the following:

  • Various forms of wound debridement
  • Advanced wound dressings
  • Infusion therapy
  • Vacuum-assisted closure (wound VAC)
  • Bioengineered tissue
  • Compression wraps to decrease swelling
Newman Regional Health Wound Clinic

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment that enhances the body’s natural healing process by inhalation of 100% oxygen in a total body chamber, where atmospheric pressure is increased and controlled. HBOT promotes muscle, bone repair, and nerve regeneration by stimulating angiogenesis. It is used for a wide variety of treatments usually as a part of an overall medical care plan.  Having a chamber in Emporia greatly benefits those patients who qualify for treatment. HBOT treatments are recommended five days a week, last up to 90 minutes and usually require 20-25 treatments.

Meet the Wound Care Clinic Providers

Timothy Harris, DO
Timothy Harris, DO
Matthew Turner, MD
Matthew Turner, MD

Connect With Us

Newman Regional Health
1201 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801
Newman Medical Plaza
1301 W 12th Avenue
Emporia, KS 66801