Minneola Healthcare

Minneola Healthcare’s mission is to deliver personalized patient-centered care in an atmosphere that promotes the healing process and enhances the quality of life for the communities we serve.

Founded in 1956, Minneola Healthcare is a 19 bed critical access hospital located in Minneola, Kansas. Minneola Healthcare offers emergency services, imaging services, physical therapy, acute and swing bed services, stress testing, both inpatient and outpatient lab services, colonoscopy, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), outpatient treatment, and general surgery.

The Nursing Staff at Minneola Healthcare are dedicated leaders, putting all efforts forward in meeting the needs of our patients. As a patient at Minneola Healthcare we want your stay to be as pleasant as it can be considering the circumstances that warranted the need for medical care. Our nursing staff makes hourly rounds to make sure your needs are met and concerns are addressed. To us, issues regarding pain, plan of care, and needs after discharge begin with the day of admission. Let us know how we can address your needs; we care about your health and recovery.


Kansas onto Phase Two of Vaccines

Minneola Healthcare is happy to share that we just received a small amount of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

We are now starting Phase 2 of the Kansas Vaccination Phases which is focused on the 65 and older population. Due to limited vaccine supply, our providers are further prioritizing the highest risk patients for this early round of vaccination. Please know that all our patients are important to us, but we simply are not receiving the vaccine in a large enough quantity to vaccinate everyone at this time. In the next 1-2 days, you may be contacted about scheduling an appointment to receive your first dose. Please be patient with us as we attempt to vaccinate in the most effective way possible.
If you do not hear from us but desire a vaccine, please contact us in the next few weeks to be added to our list for when future doses arrive. At this time, we are unsure when that will be, but will keep our patients and community updated as more is known. For any vaccine-related questions, please contact the clinic for an appointment with your provider.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine is here

At Minneola Healthcare, over 50 employees have received the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on December 17th and 18th. This is a huge milestone in the long journey ahead to healing this nation of this deadly illness.

“I was glad to receive the vaccine as it allows us to finally begin getting ahead of this virus.  Vaccination is one of the main weapons we have against illnesses, especially viral illnesses.  I would much rather prevent a disease than try to treat it, as prevention is easier and cost effective.  I am happy to take the vaccine and let others watch for any side effects and hopefully allow them to gain trust in the vaccine as one of the main weapons we have in lowering the rate of COVID infections.” said Dr. Shawn Conard, one of the first people to receive the vaccine here at Minneola Healthcare.

Kara Dugan, MHC’s Vaccine Coordinator, felt that this was the right action to take against the novel coronavirus as her and others, like Dr. Franchesca Schandevel, have little ones at home that they are wanting to protect. Dr. Franchesca Schandevel states that the COVID vaccine is 95% effective. “Multiple organizations including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommend that the vaccine not be withheld from pregnant or breastfeeding women. In fact, I am currently breastfeeding. I am happy to answer any questions/concerns about these topics.”