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Via Christi names new chief nursing officer, chief operating officer

Carla Yost, CNOTodd Conklin, COOVia Christi Health, a member of Ascension, has named Carla Yost as its chief nursing officer and Todd Conklin as its chief operating officer — roles for which both have provided interim leadership for the past several

How to ensure kids' toys are safe when buying gifts

Christmas toy safety

As children write their holiday wish lists, it’s important for adults to know that most toys are not one-size-fits-all. Catalogs, television commercials, store displays and online advertising inundate us with images of the latest toys and gadgets, but not every toy is right for every child. Make sure you and other gift-givers are safety smart before you hit the stores this holiday season. 

Cardiology services update: Manhattan hospital outlines optimized cardiology program

Recently, there have been articles and letters to the editor regarding the change in cardiology services available at Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan. One of the primary goals in this recent decision was to provide more consistent local cardiology care to patients at Via Christi Hospital. We would like to address some of the concerns we’ve heard and hopefully, provide some clarification to the recent changes that were put into effect this month. 

Ascension partners with Kansas City to support behavioral health center

Thanks to financial support from Ascension, residents of Kansas City, Mo., soon will have greater access to behavioral health services.

Ascension is partnering with the city to help fund a new mental-health assessment and triage center being developed in downtown Kansas City. Ascension will contribute $20 million over 10 years to the effort, continuing the national health ministry’s more than 100-year legacy of serving the Kansas City community.

In-home therapy helps knee replacement patient get back on her feet

Nine days after Patsy Hurst had a total knee replacement in her right knee, Via Christi Home Health physical therapist Elly Wilber is at Patsy’s home just southwest of Pittsburg. Wilber is about halfway through her post-surgery two-week therapy regimen with Patsy.

This is Patsy’s second total knee replacement this year — she had her left knee replaced in March. 

When Patsy, 84, started exploring her options with her knees, she says they asked her which knee was the bad one. 

Kohl's Department Stores donates more than $53,000 to Via Christi's Kohl's Safety Town

Nationwide, pedestrian injury is one of the leading causes of injury-related death for children ages 5 to 14 — leading Via Christi Health and Kohl's Cares to develop Kohl's Safety Town, a community-based interactive pedestrian a


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