Mapping the Way to More Treatment Options for Spinal Cord Injury

A dearth of therapies to repair spinal cord damage and reverse paralysis following spinal cord injury spurred a team of researchers to embark on an ambitious project to map the spine as never before.

Comprehensive Stroke Care

When seconds matter, count on Ascension Via Christi St. Francis.

Heads Up: Subconcussive Impacts Can Be More Dangerous than Concussions

Concussion awareness has grown significantly in the past decade. Now there is an entire annual medical conference devoted to the topic, medical journal articles have increased from a couple a year to multiple new articles every week, and every U.S. state has a return-to-play law requiring a physician’s clearance for student-athletes who have suffered a concussion.

Recognizing Symptoms, Prompt Treatment Can Minimize Stroke Impact

Members of the Kansas Initiative for Stroke Survival are working to improve awareness and outcomes.

Raising the Bar for Stroke Care: Via Christi Comprehensive Stroke Center Not Content to Rest on Its Laurels

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.

Pre-concussion Testing Helps Expedite Recovery

The impact of a hard hit can last far beyond initial concussion symptoms.

Via Christi Hospital St. Francis Achieves Elite Comprehensive Stroke Center Designation

Via Christi Hospital St. Francis in Wichita recently became the second hospital in Kansas to earn designation by The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center (CSC), the highest level of stroke care certification offered by the independent accrediting and certification agency.

Neuromuscular Ultrasound Helps Meet Modern Challenges

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.

Via Christi Offers New, Advanced Tools for Patient Rehabilitation; Lokomat Unit, Other Technologies Give Therapists Additional Options to Improve Patient Outcomes

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.

Via Christi Epilepsy Center—Patient-centered Dedication to Seizure Diagnosis and Control

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.