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Updates on emergency department construction

The ER at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan offers high-quality medical services by physicians with specialty training in emergency medicine to 25,000 patients each year. We are equipped to handle all situations, from emergencies such as heart attacks, to other urgent illnesses and injuries.

The ER is physician-staffed 24 hours a day, with physician assistants, nurses, technicians and other staff providing additional support. With 16 treatment rooms available for a variety of emergency situations, the emergency room sees approximately 24,000 patients each year.

In addition to physicians who specialize in emergency medicine, physicians in other medical specialties throughout the hospital are available for consultation with the ER.

Riley County Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Riley County EMS is is operated by Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, available 24 hours a day year-round and serves approximately 45,000 patients each year. Riley County EMS is licensed as a Type I paramedic ambulance service by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Pottawatomie County Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Pottawatomie County EMS is operated by Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan and serves approximately 1,600 patients each year. Pottawatomie County EMS is licensed as a Type I paramedic ambulance service by the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.


In addition to routine emergency services, the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan emergency deaprtment also provides specialty community services, including:

  • SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
  • Safe Kids Riley County
    • Child-Seat Safety Inspections
  • Injury Prevention Education

SART (Sexual Assault Response Team)
The Flint Hills Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), offered through Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, is composed of sexual assault examiners who are specially trained in forensic evidence collection. Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners are qualified to document injuries, collect evidence, ensure that victims receive appropriate medical care, and provide necessary referrals and follow-up care.

We provide:

  • Adult and child assault exams
  • Evidence kit collection
  • Preventive treatments for STD and pregnancy
  • Follow-up exams
  • Collaborative care

To get an exam, please call or visit the Emergency Department at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan.

Safe Kids Riley County
Safe Kids Riley County is a local Safe Kids coalition whose purpose is to prevent unintentional injury to children. Riley County EMS, Riley County Police Department and Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan make up the coalition and appreciate the use of MFD Headquarters to hold a weekly child passenger safety seat check lane. The two main initiatives are:

Child-Seat Safety Inspections
Riley County EMS has two child-seat safety technicians who provide seat installations and inspections:

  • Tuesdays, 11 am – 1 pm, Manhattan Fire Department, 2000 Denison Avenue
  • By appointment, Riley County Police Department, 1001 Seth Child Road

To schedule an installation or inspection, call 785-537-2112.

Injury Prevention Education
Would your class or group benefit from a presentation related to injury prevention? If so, check out these presentations, offered through the Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan Speakers Bureau:

  • Bicycle and Helmet Safety
  • Choices for Living: Teens and Driving
  • First Aid for Children Today (F.A.C.T.)
  • Gun Safety: It's No Accident
  • Stand Strong for Life: Falls Prevention

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