Newman Regional Health Specialties
Breast Care Center
Appointments for digital mammography can be made by calling (620) 343-6800, ext. 1167.
W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center
Phone: (620) 342-5222
Fax: (620) 341-7890
W.S. & E.C. Jones Breast Care Center
Dedicated to Screening More Women and Reducing the Personal Tragedies Associated with Breast Cancer
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.
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 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.
Cancer Treatment Center
Central Care Cancer Center
Phone: (620) 342-1117
Partnering with Central Care Cancer Center for Radiation Oncology
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 Dr. Jorge Wong provides expert radiation oncology services and Dr. Elshami Elamin provides experienced Medical Oncology/Hematology services.
Dr. Jorge Wong is an experienced radiation oncologist who has partnered with Newman Regional Health. He specializes in precision 3D treatment planning, IMRT, and intraoperative radiation treatments. He has experience with solid tumors; breast, lung, head, and neck malignancies; lymphomas; and central nervous system (CNS) tumors.
Dr. Elshami Elamin provides Medical Oncology/Hematology services with Central Care Cancer Center at Newman Regional Health. Dr. Elamin 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.
Visit www.cccancer.com to learn more.
Meet the Providers
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Cardiology
Phone: (620) 342-4278 (HART)
Fax: (620) 343-5989
Monday thru Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
Interventional Cardiologists Provide Inpatient and Outpatient Care
Newman Regional Health is proud to offer diagnostics and specialty care both in the hospital and the office for patients with cardiology conditions. In addition, Newman Regional Health is associated with Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Missouri to help provide a comprehensive cardiology program for our community.
Cardiology services provided at Newman Regional Health include:
- Office consults and follow-ups
- Hospital consults and follow-ups
- Nuclear stress test
- CT scan of the heart
- Tilt table test
- Heart catheterization
- Stent placement
- Pacemaker placement
Interventional cardiology procedures are performed in our state-of-the art W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab (CVL). Meet patient Gary Johnson and our top-notch cath lab team.
Cardiac conditions treated at Newman Regional Health include:
- Congestive heart failure (shortness of breath)
- Coronary artery disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure(hypertension)
- Peripheral artery disease
- Dizziness / syncope
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Heart Failure
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Peripheral Artery Disease
- Dizziness / Syncope (Fainting)
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- And more
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 includes 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.
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.
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.
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 1300
Fax: (620) 341-7809
Keeping our patients’ hearts and lungs healthy, from newborn 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:
- Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
- Outpatient Cardiac Monitoring
- Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG)
- Electroencephalograms (EEG)
- Sleep Disorders Center
- Pulmonary Function Testing
- Arterial Blood Gas Analysis
- Respiratory Care
Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
The case management team of our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program helps patients with heart disease recover faster and return to fuller, productive lives. Cardiac Rehabilitation includes exercise, education, counseling, and learning how to make healthier choices.
You can benefit from this program if you have had coronary bypass surgery, heart attack, cardiac stent/angioplasty, heart valve repair/replacement, heart transplant, or congestive heart failure (meeting certain guidelines). Our Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is accredited by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
The cardiac rehabilitation class meets three days per week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at regularly scheduled class times that last approximately one hour. We offer morning and afternoon sessions to accommodate most schedules. The program lasts 6 to 12 weeks on average and is covered by most insurance companies (Medicare and private insurance).
Contact your physician to discuss referral to our program.
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.
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 analyse the functions of your heart. The test usually takes just a few minutes and is totally painless.
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
- Infections of the central nervous system
- Degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease
- Head trauma
- Brain tumors
- Brain death
Our Sleep Disorders Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Our sleep specialists and physicians identify and treat sleep disorders, such as sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, and others. We offer complete services in our facility as well as in-home sleep apnea testing. Learn more about our sleep medicine center.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Ear, Nose, Throat
Phone: (620) 340-0168
Fax: (620) 340-8034
Highly Skilled Ear, Nose, and Throat Providers
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.
We care for patients with these ear, nose, and throat conditions:
- Acoustic neuroma
- Acoustic trauma
- Chronic sinusitis
- Deviated septum
- Earwax blockage
- Hearing loss
- Meniere’s disease
- Middle ear infection – otitis media
- Nasal polyps
- Perforated eardrum – ruptured eardrum
- Sleep apnea
- Swallowing disorders
- Swimmer’s ear – otitis externa
- And more
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.
Meet the ENT Providers
Newman Regional Health
Phone: (620) 343-6800 ext. 1010
Fax: (620) 341-7845
The Emergency Department at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas offers a complete range of services for all types of emergencies. Our Emergency Department team consists of in-house physicians, physician assistants, and advanced practice nurses specializing in emergency medicine and registered nurses trained in 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.
Cardiology services and interventional cardiologists also are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week along with the W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab (CVL). The CVL features state-of-the art equipment and a staff with a combined 21 years of experience working in catheterization labs.
According to the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, catheterizations for acute heart attacks should be performed in less than 90 minutes from time of arrival to the actual procedure. At Newman Regional Health, our “door to balloon” time averages 47 minutes.
Patient Gary Johnson can attest to the value our cath lab brings to the Emporia community. Meet Gary and our fantastic cath lab team.
Learn more about Newman Cardiology and our Cardiopulmonary Department.
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).
Clinical Decision Unit
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. The unit also provides care of patients that are too sick to be safely discharged home.
Critical Care Transport
Lyon County EMS and LifeSave Transport provide critical care transport when needed to rapidly respond to trauma or any emergency that requires specialized medical treatment. Critical care transport teams employ the most highly trained and dedicated crews available to safely and quickly provide patients the transport medicine necessary to save their lives.
Meet the ER Providers
Meet the Family Medicine Providers
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine
Phone: (620) 343-2376
Fax: (620) 343-0095
Monday thru Friday
7:30am – 5:00pm
Cotton 0’Neil Emporia
Flint Hills Family Medicine
Comprehensive Care for Your Whole Family
The providers, nurse practitioners, and staff of Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine, Cotton 0’Neil Emporia and Flint Hills Family Medicine 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.
The providers and nurse practitioners at Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine, Cotton O’Neil Emporia, and Flint Hills Family Medicine complete family medical care for everyone in your family, offering a range of preventive, urgent, and chronic care services. We offer same day appointments for sick visits.
Hand in Hand Hospice
Hand in Hand Hospice Newman Regional Health
Providing Hospice Care in Emporia, Kansas since 1983
Hospice 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 offers patients and their families a variety of services including:
- Nursing care
- Medical care
- Bereavement Support
- Bathing & Personal Care Assistance
To learn more, please visit www.hihhospice.org.
Outpatient Infusion Clinic Newman Regional Health
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext.3349
Fax: (620) 341-7866
Patients receive injectable medications, intravenous (IV) medication therapy such as antibiotics, 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 room has a television to help pass the time during treatment.
Our state-of-the-art outpatient infusion clinic is located on the 3rd floor of Newman Regional Health.
Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit
Newman Regional Health
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 2268
Fax: (620) 340-6730
Rehab Referral Hotline: (620) 794-9056
Helping 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, south) 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.
Patients participate in:
- One-on-one therapy
- Group treatment
- Community re-entry and adaptive leisure activities
- 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.
Goals may include:
- Maximize independence in activities of daily living including 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
The rehabilitation unit accepts referrals from physicians, healthcare professionals, family members, and patients themselves. Following a referral, a pre-admission assessment is arranged and completed at no charge.
We also offer these rehabilitation therapies:
For more information, download our inpatient rehabilitation brochure.
In addition to the visiting hours listed below, we ask that you do not visit patients during their meal times. You are welcome to stay in the waiting room or in the patient’s room while they eat in the dining room.
Visiting hours are every day from 2 – 4 pm and 7 – 8:30 pm.
Intensive Care Unit
Intensive Care Unit
Newman Regional Health
Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 3506
Fax: (620) 341-7807
24/7 Support for Medical and Surgical 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
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meet the Providers
Newman Regional Health Family Medicine
Cotton 0’Neil Emporia
For Individual physicians or appointments please contact the physician office – you may click on the name above for contact information. Thank you.
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
- Pregnancy ultrasound
- Premature labor and delivery
- Prenatal care
- Birth control counseling
- Breast exams
- Menopause management
- Pap smears
- STD screening
- Treatment of heavy periods
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Phone: (620) 340-6181
Fax: (620) 340-6182
Monday thru Friday
8:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm
We Help Keep You Moving
At Newman Regional Health, our orthopedic doctors 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.
From sprains and strains to torn ligaments and joint replacements, our physicians, nurses, and staff will provide you with timely and compassionate personalized care.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a full-time athlete, or you just enjoy being active, the orthopedic specialists at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas can help you and your family with all your orthopedic needs. With our wide range of skills and services, including injury prevention, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation, you can count on us to keep you moving.
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 orthopedic conditions and treatments include:
- Total joint replacement
- Hip, Knee
- Shoulder, Elbow
- Thumb, Finger
- Fracture management
- Sports medicine
- Cartilage/meniscal transplant
- Arthroscopic repair
- Ligament and tendon repairs and reconstruction
- Anterior cruciate ligament / ACL (knee) repair
- Rotator cuff (shoulder) repair
- Reverse total shoulder surgery
- Elbow, wrist, ankle conditions
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Ganglion cysts
- Hand surgery
Our providers and practitioners are dedicated to providing you with quality, compassionate care for the full spectrum of orthopedic and sports-related conditions and injuries. From nonsurgical treatments to surgical services, our orthopedic providers are among the most respected in Lyon County, Kansas.
Meet the Providers
Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Pediatrics
Phone: (620) 343-2376
Fax: (620) 341-7766
Monday thru Friday
7:30am – 5:00pm
Unparalleled Care for Children of All Ages
At Newman Regional Health, 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.
When your children are sick, you want compassionate care from a qualified provider. When your little one has an urgent medical need, you can trust us to get your baby or child on the road to recovery as soon as possible. Our friendly pediatricians also provide routine well-baby and well-child exams, childhood immunizations/vaccinations, and physicals for school and sports.
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.
Preventive services include:
- Well-child checkups
- Immunizations and vaccines
- School and sports physicals
- Health screening tests
- And more
Our pediatricians provide preventive services and care for a wide spectrum of acute and chronic pediatric conditions, such as:
- Common cold
- Insect sting allergy
- Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
- Sore throat
- Strep throat
Phone: (785) 354-7877
In-Office and Surgical Treatment by Board-Certified Urologists
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.
For your convenience, many treatments can be performed in the office. Urological surgical procedures are performed at Newman Regional Health.
Common urology conditions include:
- Kidney stones
- Enlarged prostate
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary tract infections (UTI)
- Urologic tumors
- Blood in urine
- Difficult urination