Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 21300
Fax: (620) 341-7809

Appointments are by referral only, please talk with your cardiologist.

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:

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 analyze the functions of your heart. The test usually takes just a few minutes and is totally painless.

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

Sleep Studies

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.

Respiratory Care

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.

Central Care Cancer Center

Phone: (620) 342-1117

Central Care Cancer Center Emporia, KSResidents 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 to learn more.

Meet the Providers

Elshami Elamin, MD
Claudia Perez-Tamayo, MD, FACR, FACRO
Garry Brown, MS, DO

Clinical Decision Unit

(620) 343-6800 x 21010
Fax: (620) 341-7845

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 CDU 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

What makes the CDU 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

CDU 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)

Ear, Nose & Throat

Topeka Ear, Nose & Throat

Phone: (620) 340-0168
Fax: (620) 340-8034
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 & throat conditions:

  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Acoustic trauma
  • 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

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

Dr. Matthew Glynn
Dr. Robert Lane


Phone: (620) 343-6800 ext. 21010
Fax: (620) 341-7845

Express Care Entrance

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

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: 1 pm – 9 pm; weekends and holidays: 10 am – 6 pm (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

  • 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
  • Physicals for sports or school

More information on Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care – Click HERE

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.

LifeSave Transport Helecopter

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 partners with Lyon County EMS and LifeSave Transport 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.

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 ER Providers

Dr. Aaron Watters, ED Medical Director
Dr. James Seberger
Dr. Charles Coffey
Dr. Christopher Jarvis
Dr. Richard Watson
Andrew Kneib, PA
Julie Weakley, APRN

Newman Regional Health
Medical Partners Express Care

Phone: 620-343-7828
1301 West 12th Avenue, Suite 110
Emporia, KS 66801

Monday – Friday: 1 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 10 am – 6 pm
(Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Express Care, 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.

Walk-in clinic patients will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis.
No appointments are needed.

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:

Family Medicine

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Family Medicine

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

Monday thru Friday
7:30am – 5:00pm

Dr. Jennifer Esau
Dr. Bryce Heitman
Dr. Anna LaSota
Dr. Ryan LaSota
Nita Bittle, PA
Marcia Hendricks, APRN-C
Tammy Patterson, APRN-C

Flint Hills Family Medicine

Phone: (620) 343-2500
Fax: (620) 343-2500
Dr. Brent Hrabik
Dr. Kimberly Schmid

School and Sports Physicals are only $25 – Find out more!

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. We provide school physicals and sports physicals.

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.

In the event of an immediate health care need, 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)

Hospice Care

Hand in Hand Hospice Newman Regional Health

Phone: (620) 340-6177 or (800) 334-6215
Fax: (620) 340-6178

Providing Hospice Care in Emporia, Kansas since 1983

HospiceHospice 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

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Phone: (620) 341-7776
Fax: (620) 341-7723

Hyperbaric ChamberHyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which 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.

Under normal circumstances, oxygen is transported throughout the body only by red blood cells. With HBOT, oxygen is dissolved into the body’s fluids; such as the plasma, the central nervous system fluids, the lymph, and the bone and can be carried to areas where circulation is diminished or blocked. Extra oxygen is able to reach all the damaged tissues and helps the body to support its own healing process. The increased oxygen greatly enhances the ability of white blood cells to kill bacteria, reduces swelling and allows new blood vessels to grow more rapidly in the affected areas. It is a non-invasive and painless treatment.

HBOT can be used to treat: crush injuries, chronic bone infection, complicated diabetic wounds, compromised skin grafts/flaps, injuries received from radiation to the bone or soft tissues, and more.

How is HBOT administered?

HBOT is administered in a chamber of clear acrylic. This allows trained technicians to closely monitor the patient and permits the patient to readily see outside the chamber. Patients are in constant view and communication with the attending technician via an intercom or may watch a movie, listen to music or just rest.

Is HBOT safe?

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is prescribed by a physician and performed under medical supervision. Although there are minor risks like all medical treatments, overall Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is safe.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effect is barotrauma to the ears and sinuses caused by the change in pressure. To minimize this risk, patients learn techniques to promote adequate clearing of the ears during compression. Occasionally, some patients may experience changes to their vision during their treatment period. These changes are usually minor and temporary.

Meet the Providers

Dr. Timothy P. Harris
Dr. Matthew Turner

Infusion Clinic

Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 23349
Fax: (620) 341-7866

To Schedule an Appointment:

Newman Regional Health Centralized Scheduling at (620) 343-6800 ext. 21167.

Infusion Clinic Treatment Chairs

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 Clinic EntranceAbout the 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.

Close Up of Infusion Chair

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.

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

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.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, please contact Newman Regional Health Centralized Scheduling at (620) 343-6800 ext. 1167.

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, 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.

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 success stories

From one of our nurses, “My favorite thing about working at Newman Regional Health is getting to see our patients who can hardly walk, come into our Inpatient Rehabilitation program, and be able to go home walking. They later come back to visit and they can run and skip and jump. I am happiest when I get to see patients in the community living their life.” – K. W.

From one of our patients, “What they have done for me, they have done a wonderful job. Where I was, they were really good but you just don’t get the same feeling as you do at Newman Regional Health Inpatient Medical Rehabilitation. My visitors have seen my care firsthand and they have also been impressed. It’s been a good experience. I would transfer here again in a heartbeat.” – L. K.

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inpatient rehabilitation

Visiting Hours:
It is very important to have visitation from loved ones, however, each patient’s needs are different. We believe an individual approach is important to the progress of our patients and we respectfully ask that you consult with nursing staff to determine the visiting hours that are best for your loved one. In our continuing effort to protect our visitors and patients from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and flu, there may be specific limitations to visiting hours.

Some of the graduates of the inpatient medical rehabilitation program at Newman Regional Health

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Intensive Care Unit

Phone: (620) 343-6800, ext. 23506
Fax: (620) 341-7807

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24/7 Support for Medical and Surgical Patients

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

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.

Family Visiting Suggestions

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.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Meet the Providers

Cotton 0’Neil Emporia

Phone: (620) 343-2900
Fax: (620) 342-3672

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

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

Phone: (620) 340-6181
Fax: (620) 340-6182
Monday thru Friday
8:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm

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.
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We Help Keep You Moving

At Newman Regional Health Medical Partners, 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 Medical Partners 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

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 is a medical specialty practice that focuses on injuries and diseases of the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. Newman Regional Health Orthopedics is committed to the overall health of this complex system for their patients.

Our Orthopedic Specialists manage specific problems of the musculoskeletal system, which includes:

  • Diagnosis of your injury or disorder
  • Treatment with medication, exercise, surgery, or other treatment plans
  • Rehabilitation with exercises and physical therapy to restore movement, flexibility, strength, and overall function
  • Prevention with education, information, and treatment to prevent injury and/or slow the progression of diseases

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 Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Providers


Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Pediatrics

Phone: (620) 343-2376
Fax: (620) 341-7766
Monday thru Friday
7:30am – 5:00pm
Dr. Derek Brown
Tammy Patterson, APRN-C

Cotton O’Neil Emporia

Phone: (620) 343-2900
Fax: (620) 343-9484
Dr. Christy Jansen

Unparalleled Care for Children of All Ages

Newman Regional Health Medical Partners Pediatrics

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.

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.

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

  • Well-child checkups
  • Immunizations and vaccines
  • School physicals
  • Sports physicals
  • Health screening tests
  • Bronchitis
  • Common cold
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Earache
  • Flu
  • Hives
  • Insect sting allergy
  • Nosebleeds
  • Pink eye (conjunctivitis)
  • Rash
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore throat
  • Strep throat
  • Vomiting


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.

Common urology conditions include:

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

Meet The Providers

Mark S. Austenfeld M.D., F.A.C.S
Mark S. Austenfeld M.D., F.A.C.S
Bradley Rupp, MD
Bradley Rupp, MD

Wound Care Clinic

Phone: (620) 341-7776
Fax: (620) 341-7723

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?

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

We provide treatment for wounds such as, but not limited to the following:

  • Ulcers, including pressure ulcers, diabetic foot, arterial ulcers, and 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

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT)

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a medical treatment which 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.
Find out more about our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy by clicking here.


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