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Professional & Compassionate Care for Your Loved Ones

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There is no greater priority at Newman Memorial Hospital than caring for our patients and improving the health of our community. To effectively achieve that goal, Newman Memorial has cultivated an excellent team of health care professionals to work hand-in-hand with you and your family to produce the best possible outcome.

Your care team’s goal is to provide you with exceptional care with skill, compassion, and respect. We go above and beyond to make your experience as comfortable and positive as possible. Please get in touch to learn more about Newman Memorial Hospital.

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CEO's Message

Here at Newman Memorial Hospital, we understand that healthcare is evolving. The advance in medicine and strides in technology are providing local communities access to better healthcare. It is our desire to provide the best care in our region.
Our associated staff will be here to help you and your loved ones when the need arises. The comfort and care of our patients is our major goal. Newman Memorial Hospital desires to provide you with the tools needed to educate and increase your health awareness. Online healthcare is now being made available to you from this website. The site will introduce health information and patient education resources for you to explore.

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I welcome you to explore our website and health information programming anytime you need additional information regarding the health of your loved ones. Please be sure to contact us if we can help you in any way.

Newman Memorial Hospital

Then and Now

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Newman Memorial Hospital

Newman Memorial Hospital was founded in 1920 by pioneer physician O.C. Newman, M.D. Dr. Newman, his wife, and three sons (all of whom later became physicians) moved to Shattuck in October of 1907. That year, Dr. Newman, M.D., along with other Shattuck businessmen, established the Northwestern Sanatorium, which closed after one year due to lack of community support. He continued treating the community of Shattuck by traveling from home to home on horseback or with his span of driving horses and buggy. As the years passed, he continued to take post-graduate work in some of the leading medical and surgical colleges of the country. Advances in medicine, specifically surgery, helped to convince the community that they were ready for the next step.

In 1920 Dr. Newman established the original Shattuck hospital and his legacy continues today at Newman Memorial Hospital. For almost a century, the administration, physicians, nurses and staff of the hospital have dedicated themselves to serving the communities of Northwest Oklahoma, Southern Kansas and the Texas Panhandle with compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care. Our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care experience with focused attention to patient safety, value and an uncompromised commitment to clinical excellence for those we serve.

Today, Newman Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital with 24-hour emergency services, in-patient/acute beds, a Swing Bed program, Specialty Clinic Program and out-patient services including an Urgent Care Clinic that is open 7 days a week for walk-in services provided by a physician. NMH is licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health, certified as a provider for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and is CLIA certified for laboratory services. Our reference lab is state-of-the-art and performs testing for hospital patients, out-patients and outreach clients located throughout Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas. The hospital is a member of the American Hospital Association and the Oklahoma Hospital Association. We have successfully combined top-quality physicians, caring and considerate staff, modern facilities and 21st Century technology while maintaining a small-town atmosphere.

Newman Memorial Hospital is affiliated with the Saints 1st Alliance, a program with St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City that serves 15 hospitals. The program, developed jointly with St. Anthony and the rural hospitals primarily located in northwest Oklahoma, allows Newman and its physicians to have direct access to specialties and services for local patients who require advanced services not available at the local level. Services at St. Anthony are provided with an assurance that contact with physicians will be timely and transfers are generally arranged within 30 minutes. The affiliation also provides the Hospital with access to purchasing agreements which are used to lower the operating cost of the hospital and to other services such as electronic medical records to comply with new federal guidelines.

For your healthcare needs, consider Newman Memorial Hospital for top-quality physicians, caring nurses, considerate staff, modern facilities, and 21st-century technology, all in a small-town atmosphere.

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O.C. Newman
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MIssion and Values

Our Vision
Newman Memorial Hospital aspires to be the best place to get care and the best place to give care.

Our Mission Statement
Newman Memorial Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest quality patient care experience with focused attention to patient safety,

value and an uncompromised commitment to clinical excellence for those we serve.

Our Organizational Values
We at NMH hold these values to be fundamental:

  • People: We respect each person as a member of the hospital community. Involvement and teamwork determine our future.
  • Service Excellence: We are committed to our standards of service excellence and dedicated to exceeding the expectations of those we serve.
    Responsibility: We accept personal accountability for the work we do.
  • Quality: We consistently strive to provide the highest quality patient care.
  • Communication: We promote open communication that fosters partnership and enhances timely, effective and appropriate responses.
    Innovation: We are committed to a supportive environment that encourages new ideas and creativity.
  • Safety: We are dedicated to creating the safest hospital for all.

Our Community

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Welcome to Shattuck, Oklahoma!

The Town of Shattuck is located in Ellis County, Northwest Oklahoma, and has been dubbed a "small town with a big heart."

A prosperous town, Shattuck has thrived since its incorporation in 1906 because of the forward-thinking nature of its residents. Citizens of Shattuck take pride in their town and strive to enhance its growing reputation within Oklahoma with their proactive and progressive attitude - This is borne out by the fact that Shattuck is an active Main Street Community, with residents working together to ensure the economic and cultural prosperity of the town.

Shattuck is well known for its hospitality, and the downtown district is a testament to this fact - Friendly faces greet residents and visitors alike, amid the hustle and bustle of Main Street. In fact, it is Main Street that is the hub of the community, hosting a wealth of diverse businesses, organizations and services that help drive the local economy forward, ensuring Shattuck's success for years to come!
Shattuck boasts a proud, yet diverse, heritage, which can be seen in numerous sites of historical interest that are located in and around the town. Indeed, thousands of visitors flock to Shattuck each year to visit the plethora of attractions within the town, all serving to boost the profile of an already special town.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Newman Memorial Hospital in conjunction with the Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health has completed a 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment for Ellis County and the surrounding community. To view the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment report, please click here.  If you would like to view the 2019 Community Health Needs Assessment Report, please click here.