Hospital Care

Emergency Services

Holton Community Hospital’s Emergency Department is available 24/7 to meet your needs. Patients can expect timely care, with staff that are compassionate and knowledgeable.

Our nursing staff and Emergency Department providers are certified in ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support), PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support), NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program), and either TNCC (Trauma Nursing Core Course) or ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support).

Patients can expect top-quality care from their hometown hospital. 

Inpatient Care

At Holton Community Hospital we offer inpatient and observation care to patients of all ages. Patients can expect first-class care. We offer newly renovated and constructed patient rooms which often include amenities such as large screen TV’s, private bathrooms, wi-fi access, and a beautiful courtyard. Our nursing staff are highly trained and certified, but even more importantly we offer tremendous nurse to patient ratios that allow our nursing staff to devote time to each and every one of their patients, making certain that every patient is as comfortable as possible. Patients will be followed throughout their hospitalization by a local MD, who understands and values every patient as an individual and collaborates with the patient and their loved ones to be certain the patient gets what they need. Most patients will have a dedicated Patient Care Coordinator to assist them with their discharge planning and needs to ensure their success when they leave the hospital.

If you or a loved one requires hospitalization ask your physician if Holton Community Hospital is right for you. Quite often we can manage your needs right here, close to home. 

Laboratory Services

The skilled Medical Technologists in our Laboratory Services department focus on the comfort of the patient during each visit. They provide accurate, reliable and timely test results to our health care providers.

All Holton Community Hospital Medical Technologists are certified by the American Medical Technologists (AMT) or American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

Laboratory Service Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to Noon
Enter through the main hospital entrance

Radiology Services

Let our highly skilled Radiologic Technologists serve your imaging needs. Our staff is eager to provide personalized care with a hometown heart.

All imaging is interpreted by a board-certified Radiologist or Cardiologist.

The Radiology team is available weekdays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with on-call coverage during non-business hours through the Emergency Department.

We are proud to offer:

  • Bone Densitometry (DEXA)
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Digital Mammography
  • Digital X-ray including Fluoroscopy
  • Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound including Echocardiography & Vascular

To schedule an appointment, call 785-364-9677

Swing Bed And Skilled Nursing Services

The Swing Bed program at HCH allows patients who qualify to spend additional time in the hospital after an acute illness or major surgery. The program is designed to assist patients in reaching their highest potential for health and independence before returning home. Patients who may qualify for Swing Bed services include those that need:

  • IV medications including antibiotics
  • Wound care
  • Physical, occupational or speech therapy
  • Pain management
  • Skilled nursing services

You will have a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, aides and therapists working with you to help you achieve your goals. This team will work with you and your loved ones to ensure that your needs are met, both in the hospital and after discharge, and that you are safe when you return home.

Your care plan may include:
Skilled services ordered by the physician
Type of health care professional to give you the services
How often you will receive the services
What kind of equipment or supplies you need (i.e. wheelchair, oxygen, feeding tube)
Special diet needs
Individualized discharge plan
Health care goal(s) and how to attain those goal(s)

Qualifications for a Swing Bed Stay:

For Medicare and/or Medicaid Enrollees:
Three (3) consecutive day stay in an acute care hospital within the last 30 days, excluding 23 hour observation stay.
Have skilled needs that are related to the condition which was treated or arose during the qualifying stay.
Physician and staff documentation to support the skilled needs. 

Private Insured Enrollees: Precertification from your insurance company to determine eligibility for Swing Bed stay, for a predetermined time-period. Medicare beneficiaries are responsible for their co-insurance amount after the 20th day of a skilled or Swing Bed stay.

For more details on requirements and eligibility contact our Swing Bed Coordinator at 785-305-1862.