Welcome to the Norton County Hospital and Doctors Clinic! We are a 25-bed critical access hospital and rural health clinic providing medical services for residents in Norton County and surrounding Kansas and Nebraska communities. Caring for our patients is a Medical Staff of four physicians and four mid-level practitioners.  One hundred thirty dedicated and skilled employees complement the Medical Staff in providing all levels of inpatient care, a full range of outpatient ancillary services and a significant number of visiting physician specialty clinics.  We appreciate the support we receive from our patients and the communities we serve. Our mission:  Caring, Commitment, Community is lived each and every day.

Ryan Stover

Norton County Hospital Enhances Local Emergency Services

            Norton County Hospital is proud to announce the addition of Avera eEmergency services in Norton, KS.  This service is scheduled to launch in early March 2016. 

Norton County Hospital has on average 2,200 emergency room visits each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes and ears can be beneficial in critical cases.  The new eEmergency service will provide that extra support to Norton County Hospital’s clinicians when needed.


At the push of a button, local physicians and emergency room staff have immediate, virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine.

eEmergency supports patient care in several ways:

·         Access to board-certified emergency physicians 24 hours a day

·         Connects rural communities to highly trained specialists

·         Activation of emergency transport teams as early as possible

·         Additional support during multiple emergencies

·         Fewer transfers so patients can stay close to home

·         Collaborative approach allows local caregivers to focus exclusively on patient care


“eEmergency gives us the ability to extend and enhance the level of health care in our community,” said Ryan Stover, CEO.  “It gives us access to the same type of specialists available in Hays or Kearney, enabling us to deliver better care, right here in our community, and keep patients here whenever possible.”

Avera eCARE offers one of the largest telehealth networks in the United States, supporting more than 225 health centers, clinics, long-term care centers and correctional facilities within an eight-state region.

Please go to or call 785-877-3351 to learn more about health care services at Norton County Hospital, Norton KS.  To learn more about Avera eCARE, go to

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