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Inspired to serve in the Catholic tradition

Ascension Via Christi serves Kansas and northeast Oklahoma through hospitals, senior villages, physician services and health services. As our Mission calls us to serve as a health presence with special concern for those who are vulnerable, we serve all who come to us. Our patients and residents range from the insured to those who pay for their own care directly to the uninsured.

Via Christi serves residents and health professionals in Wichita and surrounding communities and small towns located across central and southeastern Kansas.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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

Our logo reflects our Mission and Values

Our logo evokes the personality of Via Christi. It is gracious (grace-full) and spirited. It is unifying as the three shapes, which call to mind our core values, move together and upward to form a cross. The cross reminds us of our name - Via Christi - and our mission to serve in the Way of Christ. The overall design is alive in its color and dynamic movement, signifying our readiness to respond to the needs of changing times. The design's open space reflects our openness to the movement of God's Spirit, and our reaching out to our neighbors to bring Christ's healing presence.

Reverence: Compassion and respect for the dignity and diversity of life.

Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership.

The blue shape reflects our rootedness in the Gospel and our commitment to human dignity. The shape, both rooted and bending forward, calls to mind that we are created by God and are called to act with integrity as daughters and sons of God. We bow in reverence at the sacredness of each person. The blue color symbolizes the ever-fresh call to serve others.

Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need.

Wisdom: Integrating stewardship and excellence.

The dark green shape calls to mind the resources – human, financial and material – entrusted to us. The dark green color symbolizes God’s creation. All that we are and have is given to us as gift. In gratitude, we act with generosity of spirit, with particular concern for our neighbors most in need. Seeking Wisdom, we strive for excellence in all that we say and do. The smallest of the three shapes reminds us to use our limited resources with care.

Creativity: Courageous innovation

Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry

The lighter green shape reaches upward, illustrating our commitment to extend ourselves in outstanding service. We bring creativity to each encounter and task, courageously open to new ideas. The lighter green color symbolizes our dedication – the joy and hope we have as we further the healing mission of Jesus, bringing healing and hope to our sisters and brothers.