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10 Kansas Facilities earn A’s in Spring Leapfrog Grades

Ten Kansas medical facilities earned A’s in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to healthcare quality and safety. Every six months, it assigns its...


Specialized Centers at Ascension Via Christi Provide Access to Quality Care

Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa: A Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery

Earlier this year, the Hernia Center at Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa in Wichita was recognized as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by Surgical Review Corp., an internationally recognized, not-for-profit...


Be Aware of Side Effects and Other Drug Interactions of Glaucoma Medications

With older Americans being more at risk for glaucoma and that same population taking multiple prescription medications, it’s important for primary care physicians to understand the side effects and possible drug interactions of the various prescription glaucoma eye drops, says Anita Campbell, MD, a fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist with Grene Vision Group in Wichita.


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Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Stormont Vail Health Announce New Partnership

Manhattan Surgical Hospital and Stormont Vail Health finalized a partnership agreement. With the agreement, the Topeka-based Stormont Vail system has a 49% ownership in physician-owned Manhattan Surgical Hospital, and...


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

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


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.


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.


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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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Wichita Trauma Surgeon Raises Funds for Eating Disorders in Memory of His Daughter, a Fellow Surgeon

Paul Harrison, MD, a recently retired trauma surgeon in Wichita, has gone to great lengths to raise awareness and funds for eating disorders.