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Hospital, Herington Municipal (HMH), KS
About Us: Convenient access to quality health care is important to everyone. Since its founding in 1919, Herington Municipal Hospital has recognized this and shaped its services to meet the growing needs of southern Dickinson, western Morris, and northern Marion counties. Services include but are not limited to:
Professional registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and assistants take pride in providing quality inpatient and outpatient care under the direction of your physician. By focusing on individualized care, the staff remains in touch with patient needs and recognizes and encourages the involvement of family members who can play a major role in a loved one's recover. Care levels include:
Acute Care- Patients with acute injuries, illness, or post surgical treatment find care provided around-the-clock. More intensive care can be provided to patients who need constant monitoring and surveillance. This may include the use of computerized telemetry to monitor cardiac and respiratory function.
Swing Bed / Intermediate Care – Patients who are in a transition phase of illness or recovery and no longer require acute care services may benefit from intermediate care services. Swing bed care is tailored for those who are progressing well, but need more assistance than can be provided in a home setting.
From minor illness and injury to major trauma and cardiac events, Herington Municipal Hospital's Emergency Department is always standing by and ready. The ER is staffed by an on-call physician and on-site specially trained registered nurses 24 hours a day. Patients are cared for in one of three exam rooms or a specialized event room for trauma and cardiac cases. Transfer to regional trauma and specialty centers can quickly be arranged with assistance from Dickinson County EMS or one of the area's air ambulance services.
Surgery is rarely convenient, but having it close to home sure is. Today's procedures are less invasive than in years past and many utilize techniques that allow patients to return home in the same day. Anesthesia is provided by a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and specially trained nurses and technicians assist on cases. Specialty surgical and diagnostic procedures are provided in:
The physical therapy department utilizes a number of different modalities to help patients regain strength, reduce pain, continue daily living activities and attain the highest level of function possible. We also take pride in teaching families to aid patients during recovery. Occupational therapy focuses on enabling patients to do the "day-to-day" activities that are important to them despite the impairments, activity limitation or other restrictions – whatever they may be.
When physical or cognitive deficits result in difficulty with communication or swallowing speech therapy can help. Treatments can be specifically tailored to the nature and severity of the disorder.
A cardiac event is a life altering experience and the first step back should be through a physician-monitored program. HMH's Cardiac REhabilitation program combines education and closely monitored exercise with the use of wireless telemetry to ensure patients get their lives back on track.
Comprehensive services include:
reatment for musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, including back pain, neck pain, headaches, postural disorders and hand, hip, shoulder, knee, ankle, or foot problems.
Treatment for sports-related injuries
Treatment of balance disorders
Neurological rehabilitation, including stroke and peripheral nerve disorders
Post-operative rehabilitation including back, shoulder, knee, ankle, foot or joint replacement surgeries
Wound care, including diabetic ulcers, burns or other chronic wounds
Pediatric therapy including treatment for physical disorders, developmental disorders and sensory dysfunction.
Orthotic and prosthetic placement and training
Treatment for work-related injuries, including return-to-work conditioning, ergonomics, education and instruction. Job site evaluations provided as needed
Treatment for cumulative trauma disorders, including carpal tunnel syndrome or tendinitis
The radiology department is available at a moment's notice for all of your imaging needs. Registered radiologic technologists perform a comprehensive array of imaging exams using modern equipment. Radiologists from Manhattan Radiology provide interpretive services for the exams. Services include:
-General radiology and cardiology
-Bone density testing
-Mobile Nuclear medicine
Respiratory care staff evaluate and care for aptients with heart and lung disorders. This may include measuring cardiopulmonary function, administration of medication to alleviate breathing problems or maintaining an artificial airway.
Herington Municipal Hospital's CLIA Certified laboratory offers comprehensive services to compliment all in-house medical needs and outpatient referrals as directed by a physician. A complete blood bank service is also available with blood products provided by the American Red Cross Central Plains Chapter in Wichita. Patients who will need blood may bank and use their own blood if the situation warrants.
Common lab studies include:
Complete chemistry profiles for certain disease processes
Complete bacteriology services
Screening for strep, flu, pneumonia, mono, RSV
Department of Transportation drug screen collection and testing
Physician Specialty Care:
Offered at Herington Area Health Clinic – HAHC is a hospital-based rural health clinic providing family care to Herington and the surrounding communities. Area specialty physicians provide outpatient clinics on weekly and monthly schedules at the hospital. Specialties include:
Please visit our website or Contact Us for more information:
Herington Area Health Clinic:
1005 North B Street, Herington, KS 67449-1606
Phone: (785) 258-5130
Home Health & Hospice:
Phone: (785) 258-3611
Herington Municipal Hospital: