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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.


News From Around the State

Wichita Cardiologist, Coffey Health System Settle Medical Fraud Lawsuits

Wichita cardiologist Joseph Galichia, MD, has agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle a false claims lawsuit that alleges he billed federal health programs for unnecessary medical procedures.

In an unrelated case, the...


A Changing Image for Radiology: Wichita Radiological Group Is Early Adopter of Value-Based System

The radiology specialty, like other healthcare practices, is being transformed from a volume-based model to a value-based model. In Kansas, Wichita Radiological Group, one of the largest subspecialty-focused groups in the state, is embracing that change wholeheartedly.


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Garden City Eye Clinic Relocates to New Facility

Fry Eye Associates in Garden City has relocated to a new clinic facility adjacent to its surgery center. The new facility offers not only more conveniences, but also allows the practice to grow, says co-owner and ophthalmology specialist Bill Clifford, MD.


Don’t Cross Off Surgery for Adult Strabismus

There is a myth when it comes to adult strabismus, commonly known as being cross-eyed, says Michele Riggins, MD, a board-certified neuro-ophthalmologist with Grene Vision group in Wichita since 2012.


Grene Vision Group Expands Oculoplastics

With the addition of a second ophthalmologist specializing in oculofacial plastic surgery, Grene Vision Group has expanded its capacity to serve patients who require eyelid, orbit, tear duct, and facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.