Utilization Review & Discharge Planning

Norton County Hospital is concerned about our patients' care while in the hospial and their well-being after leaving the hospital. We will assist patients and their families in planning for continued care that may be needed after dismissal from the hospital. The plan will be coordinated with the physician and other members of the health care team involved in the patient's care.

Our team consists of nursing, social service, dietary, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and respiratory therapy staff, as well as a discharge planning and swing bed coordinator. They can provide information and help in arranging a variety of services to help with recovery, such as skilled swing bed, home care services, assisted living, nursing home or long term care facility, hospice, financial assistance and the Area Agency on Aging Services.

Hours and Contact Information

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patients who need assistance, as well as their families, should come to the hospital's main lobby and request the case manager, Kelsee Hildebrand.

For more information, contact:

Kelsee Hildebrand, LPN
Case Manager
Email: khildebrand@ntcohosp.com

Lana Jones, LPN
Health Coach
Email: ljones@ntcohosp.com

Phone: 785-877-3351
Fax: 785-877-2841