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Karen Fox loves pickleball, often playing all day long since taking up the sport a little over two years ago.
So after three hours of play, she was thrilled have gone to her second interview at Chicken N Pickle and been offered a part-time job. But it wasn’t accepting the position that will forever make Jan. 5, 2019, memorable for Karen and her husband, Ted.
Rather, it was the life-threatening stroke she suffered at 7:30 that night while watching an NFL playoff game and eating chicken wings with Ted.
Most patients diagnosed with cancer aren’t eager to spend months getting treatment or recovering from surgery.
But patients referred for treatment at Ascension Via Christi CyberKnife Center in Wichita don’t have to because CyberKnife can hone in on lethal cancerous or unhealthy tissue with pinpoint precision in just one to five treatments and requires no incisions or sedation.
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.