Via Christi Health’s three-year pilot project to test the patient-centered medical home (PCMH) care model improved patient outcomes — and reduced costs.
Founded on the principles of innovative neurological care fueled by compassion, Neurology Consultants of Kansas (NCK) serves as consultants to other physicians in diagnosing and treating disorders of the nervous system, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles, as well as provides long-term care to those patients with chronic neurological disorders. Begun in 2005, NCK is the largest and most long-standing group of neurologists in Wichita.
For nearly three years, orthopedic surgeons Ely Bartal, MD, David McQueen, MD, and administrators of what today is Via Christi Hospital St. Joseph would end their workday by meeting in the basement of Dr. McQueen’s Wichita home, making plans far into the night to start a specialty hospital of their own.
John R. Schurman II, MD, has a favorite saying when he talks about the Via Christi Joint Replacement Center: “Every patient is special,” he says, “but there’s nothing special about the process.”
Wesley Medical Center is expanding its children’s services and renovating its current inpatient pediatric areas with the construction of a $28 million dedicated children’s hospital on its campus.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more lives than all forms of cancer combined. With cardiovascular disease on the rise, the importance of local, highly accessible cardiovascular care increases significantly. Much more than just being local and visible, Heartland Cardiology understands the need to develop relationships through authenticity and to partner with the community through innovation in the delivery of outstanding care.
A cancer diagnosis is never easy. But two new programs from Wesley Medical Center are helping diagnose cancer earlier — when it is more effectively treated — and providing resources for physicians and patients alike to help navigate through treatment, recovery and survivorship.
On Feb. 6 — Go Red Day — we drew attention to heart disease, the leading cause of death for women. About one in three women dies from heart disease.1
Terri Reed had high hopes when Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital invested in a LokomatPro FreeD, a state-of-the-art, computerized robotic system designed to improve patients’ gait through neuromuscular re-education.
Health care is confusing. Hospitalization is hard. No one disputes this — we’d all rather be healthy than sick.
For patients, visiting a hospital can be overwhelming. In addition to dealing with the reality of a disease or procedure, they must schedule follow-up appointments, fill out paperwork and — sometimes — make life-changing decisions, all in an unfamiliar and stressful environment.
Wesley Medical Center’s commitment to children includes ensuring that pediatric surgery continues to be available in Wichita 24/7. To this end, Wesley has contracted with experienced, board-certified pediatric surgeons on a locum tenens basis while the search is underway for permanent pediatric surgeons.
A new device is now available that offers more patients who have mitral valve regurgitation a treatment option that doesn’t require open-heart surgery. Mitral valve regurgitation is the most common heart valve problem, and until recently, the only way to repair mitral valves was through open-heart surgery.
“Obesity is the plague of the Western Hemisphere in this century,” says Justin Moore, MD, Medical Director of the Via Christi Weight Management program and Medical Director at KU Wichita Endocrinology.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder — not a disease — characterized by repeated seizures. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the United States. Only migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease occur more frequently. Epilepsy affects 65 million people worldwide.
About eight years ago, Via Christi Clinic Breast Care Services began to bring together the services of specialists who treat breast cancer patients. The goal of the center is to get the patients to a diagnosis and appropriate treatment as quickly as possible.
Despite the best efforts of researchers and clinicians, end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) remains a growing problem in the United States. A recent United States Renal Data System (USRDS) report reveals that more than 570,000 Americans have ESKD. Of these patients, nearly 400,000 are on dialysis, with the remainder having a working kidney transplant.
The incidence of obesity is steadily rising, and according to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 20 years from now we will see two out of five Americans experiencing obesity. Unfortunately for many of these people, changes in diet and exercise are not enough to help them see significant improvement.
Prostate cancer is a confounding disease. It demonstrates a remarkable spectrum of tumor behavior. Low-risk cancer may be indolent and take 20 years to cause death.