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For Wichita’s Via Christi Hospital St. Francis to earn certification last year as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, it had to demonstrate it had the specialized stroke care team and protocols in place 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to care for even the most complex strokes.
The Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital in Wichita is now the exclusive Kansas provider of Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, which will enable surgeons to achieve a higher level of precision for implant design and replacement.
Independence, Kansas, made national news when Mercy Hospital closed in October 2015, following the passage of the ACA and the state of Kansas’ decision not to expand KanCare coverage.
For many physicians, the CDC’s tightened pain management standards are a real headache.
From its founding 20 years ago, Associates in Women’s Health has carried out a vision of offering the highest level of comprehensive health care for women throughout their lifetimes.
At Central Care Cancer Center, a cancer diagnosis comes with a supportive team of professionals who are wholeheartedly dedicated to helping patients throughout the journey ahead.
Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas (ARCK) has established itself as a provider of quality, compassionate care in a new region.
Compassionate, ongoing relationships between patients and caring physicians, as well as prompt referrals and advances in technology, have transformed the field of rheumatology in the 22 years Timothy Shaver, MD, FACP, has been in practice.
Approximately 90 days after the world’s first fully dissolving heart stent for treating coronary artery disease received FDA approval, Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita, already a leader in advanced cardiac care, now offers this technology.
Achy legs and feet or sores that won’t heal can be common problems for patients with a history of diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease or smoking, but could also be indicative of a common underlying vascular condition, Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).
Lung cancer is the deadliest form of cancer, killing more men and women than any other type. However, when found in its early stages, it can be very treatable.
With the growing prevalence and seriousness of pulmonary disease, along with better diagnostic procedures, Via Christi Clinic has expanded its Pulmonology department to six physicians.
The puzzles and patient care opportunities inherent in rheumatology sparked a passion in Maya Estephan, MD, during her internal medicine residency rotation at the Arthritis and Rheumatology Clinics of Kansas (ARCK).
The transfer process for patients to any of Via Christi’s three acute-care hospitals in Wichita is much easier since the launch of Via Christi Direct, a 24/7 control center designed to efficiently integrate operating services and seamlessly place inbound patients.
Surgical Specialists is no stranger to Wichita.
It’s clear the moment one steps into the new Wesley Children’s Hospital: These halls were made with a child’s physical and emotional healing in mind.
On May 3, 97-year-old Myrtle Humble underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) at Via Christi Hospital St. Francis. The procedure has brought renewed hope for patients whose hearts are failing because of severe aortic stenosis.
The impact of a hard hit can last far beyond initial concussion symptoms.
In her training, Melanie Rohr, MD, has learned to pay attention to subtle symptoms, tracing their causes in order to target the best possible courses of treatment for patients suffering arthritic pain.