Mail and Flowers
Mail and flowers are welcome in most areas. Flowers (silk or live) and plants, however, are not allowed in the Critical Care Unit.
Newton Medical Center volunteers deliver mail daily and flowers several times a day. Mail arriving after your dismissal will be forwarded to your home. Flowers arriving after your dismissal will be handled by the florist.
Television and Radio
The control for the television and radio is in the bed rail panel. Remote control is also available for your convenience.
All patients receive The Newton Kansan daily, except Sundays, courtesy of The Newton Kansan and local businesses. Other papers are available at the main entrance and the Emergency entrance.
Services provided by case managers include planning for care following a hospital stay and referral to community resources. Your physician or nurse can arrange for you to talk with a case manager.
Information about your medications is available in English and Spanish. Let your nurse or pharmacist know if you want information or have questions regarding your medications.
A notary public is usually available Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. If you need a notary public, check with your nurse.
Educational materials and one-on-one education is available, based on your needs. Health education is customized to your personal needs in coordination with your physician and nurse.
Care Review/Discharge Planning
We want to help your doctor make sure that the care you receive at Newton Medical Center is right for your needs. For this purpose, we have developed a utilization review program.
A case manager will review your case when you are admitted and then for every two or three days. The case manager will work with you, your doctor and your family to ensure that any necessary plans and arrangements have been made when you are ready to leave the hospital.
You may be returning to your own home, moving to the NMC Post-Acute Care Nursing Unit or obtaining other services to continue your health care outside the hospital.
Case managers can assist you with plans for services, such as home health care, Meals on Wheels, nursing home placement and more.
If you have any questions about this process, ask your doctor. You may also have your nurse ask a case manager to visit with you.