A healing presence in Kansas and northeast Oklahoma
Ascension Via Christi, a part of Ascension, has a rich history of serving the people of Kansas and the surrounding region dating back more than 135 years to the healing ministries of our founding congregations. Today, Ascension Via Christi is the largest provider of healthcare services in Kansas. We serve Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through our doctors, hospitals and health services.
In fiscal year 2019, Ascension Via Christi provided $33.6 million in benefit to the communities we serve.
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.
Service of the Poor - Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need
Reverence - Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life
Integrity - Inspiring trust through personal leadership
Wisdom - Integrating excellence and stewardship
Creativity - Courageous innovation
Dedication - Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry
Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2016, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.