Medical Facility News

With GI/MIS Expertise, Jarvis Walters, DO, Joins Surgical Specialists

It makes sense that a former engineer would find robotics surgery fascinating.


Finding Pain Relief at Advanced Pain Medicine Associates: Providing Hope for Pain Sufferers

Symptoms of chronic pain can aggravate physical and mental conditions and contribute to high healthcare costs and lost productivity.


Wichita-based Clinical Community Oncology Program Joins National Clinical Trials Network

The clinical community oncology program led by Ascension Via Christi has joined the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology — part of the National Cancer Institute’s National Clinical Trials Network, or NCTN. It also has a new name: Cancer Research of Kansas.


New Proposed Osteopathic School in Wichita Is Moving Forward

Renovations are underway to turn a historic downtown Wichita building into Kansas’ first osteopathic medical college and the second medical school in the state.


Ascension Via Christi CyberKnife Center Expanding to Meet Growing Demand

Most patients diagnosed with cancer aren’t eager to spend months getting treatment or recovering from surgery. But patients referred for treatment at Ascension Via Christi CyberKnife Center in Wichita don’t have to, because CyberKnife can hone in on lethal cancerous or unhealthy tissue with pinpoint precision in just one to five treatments and requires no incisions or sedation.


News From Around the State

First Children’s Psychiatric Hospital Opens in Wichita

KVC Hospitals Wichita opened in mid-July at 1507 W. 21st St. N., in a renovated and expanded facility that had once been the Kansas Orthopaedic Center. The new 54-bed psychiatric hospital is KVC Hospitals’ third children’s psychiatric...


Hutchinson Clinic Adds Urologist

Urology has historically been a specialty with mostly male physicians, but more women like Allison Glass, MD, are choosing to make that their specialty. Dr. Glass is joining the urology department with the Hutchinson Clinic in September.


Treatment for Keratoconus Helps Avoid Corneal Transplant: Condition often appears in early teen years

When Wichitan Mike Ellis was diagnosed 25 years ago with keratoconus, a condition in which the cornea becomes misshapen, his treatment options were to monitor its progression and get stronger corrective lenses until the severity of his vision loss would require a corneal transplant.


Getting Rhythm Back: Heartland Cardiology Adds Electrophysiologist

With the addition of Madan Acharya, MD, to its staff, Wichita-based Heartland Cardiology is expanding its ability to treat patients with arrhythmias and other difficult heart conditions.


Kusm-Wichita Center Focuses on Infant Mortality Programs, Research

More than 225 Kansas infants die before their first birthday, according to a Wichita-based center that researches and implements programs to combat infant mortality. But the good news is that more efforts are being taken by local community groups to help educate parents about factors that can lower the risk for infant mortality.