Hospital Care

Holton Community Hospital Care

Welcome to the Hospital Care section of the Holton Community Hospital website. Situated in the heart of Jackson County, our facility proudly offers essential hospital services to the residents of Northeast Kansas. As a critical access hospital, we are dedicated to providing immediate and expert care through our 24/7 emergency room, state-of-the-art laboratory, comprehensive radiology services, and a wide array of additional medical services and emergency clinics. Discover how we can support your health needs with our exceptional hospital care offerings.

For 24/7 non-emergency questions or concerns, contact our Nursing Station at 785-364-9625

Hospital Care Hospitalist Lisa Dinkel, APRN-C
Lisa Dinkel, APRN-C Hospitalist

Emergency Services

Nursing Station 785-364-9625

Holton Community Hospital’s Emergency Department is open 24/7, ready to help you anytime. Our team is fast, caring, and knows what they’re doing.

Our nurses and emergency staff have special training in advanced support for heart issues (ACLS), children’s emergencies (PALS), newborn care (NRP), and serious injuries (TNCC or ATLS).

You can count on receiving excellent care right here in your own community.

Our Emergency Room Providers include:

Hospital Emergency entrance at Holton Community Hospital in Holton, KS
Dallas Dooley, APRN
Michael Hamilton, PA
Darlene Hirst, PA
Jennifer Warren, APRN

Bronchiolitis Clinic

Open 24/7 - PCP Refferal Required.
Contact Nursing Station for appointment 785-364-9625

Treatment of Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is caused by a virus. Antibiotics are NOT needed and treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and making your child comfortable. Your child may be sick for 7 to 12 days but his or her cough may persist for up to four weeks!


Call a Doctor if:

  • Your child’s temperature is greater than 100.4 degrees F.
  • Your child begins breathing very fast or hard.
  • Your child is feeding poorly.
  • Your child develops a rash or skin condition.

What is Bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis is a common sickness where the breathing paths get swollen and filled with mucus. It happens mostly in fall and winter, caused by viruses like RSV, the flu, and adenovirus. It’s most serious in kids under two.

Symptoms start like a cold—stuffy or runny nose, cough, and a slight fever. After 2-3 days, it can get worse, with symptoms like very fast breathing, noisy breathing (wheezing), trouble eating, and fever.

Our Outpatient Bronchiolitis Clinic (OBC) helps children under 24 months old who have bronchiolitis. If your doctor says your child has bronchiolitis, you can bring them to the clinic. We offer nasal suctioning to help avoid a hospital stay. You can visit the clinic up to 4 times a day for 6 days if you can’t manage your child’s nasal mucus at home. We’re open all day, every day.

Before coming, please call 785-364-9625 to talk to our nurses and set up a time to visit.

Where to Go:

The Bronchiolitis Clinic is located in the Emergency Room at HCH.

The walk-in entrance on the west side of the building.

Inpatient Hospital Care

ER/PCP Direct Transfer Only

At Holton Community Hospital, we provide comprehensive inpatient and observation care for all ages, ensuring first-class service. Our facility features modern, well-equipped patient rooms with amenities like large-screen TVs, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, and access to a serene courtyard. Our nursing staff, highly trained and certified, benefit from excellent nurse-to-patient ratios, ensuring personalized and attentive care. Each patient receives consistent care from a local MD, who prioritizes individualized treatment plans in collaboration with the patient and their family. Additionally, most patients are assigned a dedicated Patient Care Coordinator to streamline discharge planning and support a successful transition home.

Medication Infusions and Injections

Call us at 785-364-9689

Infusion treatment is medication administered through an IV. Since it’s infused directly into a vein, Infusion therapy reaches the bloodstream immediately and provides fast relief. Since it has to be administered on a regular basis patients have to return to medical facilities. That’s why Holton Community Hospital offers an outpatient infusion therapy center.

  • Prolia and Reclast – for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis
  • Orencia & Actemra – to treat arthritis
  • Remicade – to treat arthritis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease and plaque psoriasis
  • Lovenox – to prevent blood clots
  • Neupogen and Neulasta – to treat low white blood cell counts associated with cancer treatment
  • IV Antibiotics

If you need a medication administered that is not on this list, have your medical provider call to see if Holton Community Hospital can offer the service. Many times we can accommodate the request!

Initiation of new medications must be scheduled for Monday-Friday, 7:30am – 3:30pm.

We also offer:

  • Blood Transfusions
  • Dressing Changes
  • Wound Vac Dressing Changes

Your medical provider does not need to be on staff at Holton Community Hospital in order for you to receive the treatments here. 

Call the Pharmacy Department with any questions.
(785) 364-9689

Laboratory Services

Laboratory Service Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to Noon Enter through the main hospital entrance

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

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.


  • Basic metabolic panel
  • Comprehensive metabolic panel
  • Lipid profile
  • Thyroid tests (TSH, FT4)
  • Prothrombin time/INR
  • Activated partial thromboplastin time
  • Urinalysis
  • Blood Bank and Transfusion Services
  • Complete Blood Count
  • Random Urine Drug Screen
  • Diabetes Testing

Radiology Services

To schedule an appointment, call 785-364-9677

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)
  • 3-D Mammography      *Provides superior cancer detection for women Across a variety of ages and breast densities  and detects  more invasive breast cancer earlier than 2D. 
  • Digital X-ray including Fluoroscopy
  • Mobile Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Ultrasound including Echocardiography & Vascular

Swing Bed Hospital Care

For details call 785-305-1862

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 mission of the swing bed program at Holton Community Hospital is to provide personalized, compassionate care in a supportive setting while helping the patient to maximize their independence and return to a safe living environment.” 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: