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Patients receiving behavioral health care services at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph now have a safe and secure environment in which to get some exercise and a breath of fresh air.
And along with the opening of its indoor/outdoor Patient Activity Center, Project Renewal — the more than $50 million renovation that allowed behavioral health services to be consolidated at St. Joseph and the hospital to convert to private rooms — is substantially complete.
Associates recently gathered for the blessing and dedication of the new Heart Failure and Transitional Care Clinic at Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa, but patients are already being seen at what is now the second clinic of its type in Kansas.
Since its launch five years ago, Transitional Care at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis has helped thousands of patients access the needed resources to comply with treatment and improve their quality of life. Now the program is expanding once again, adding a Heart Failure and Transitional Care Clinic at Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa, west Wichita's thriving — and only — full-service hospital.
The $8.8 million renovation of Ascension Via Christi Rehabilitation Hospital at 1151 N. Rock Road is now complete – now featuring 30 private rooms, a modern décor and state-of-the-art gait and balance system designed to improve patient outcomes and safety.
More than 2,400 runners have registered so far for the 10th annual Fall Prairie Fire Marathon, Half Marathon, Mayor’s 5K and one-mile Fun Run/Walk that will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13, starting and finishing in front of WAVE, 650 E. 2nd.
Among those signed up are nearly two dozen Ascension Via Christi associates. They will be cheered on by several dozen or more of their teammates who have signed up to volunteer at the event, for which Ascension Via Christi is the presenting sponsor.