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Via Christi Health’s community benefit tops $91 million in fiscal year 2014

Ascension Via Christi, a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and not-for-profit healthcare system, provided $91.4 million in community benefit in the 2014 fiscal year, providing free medical care to those in need, educating healthcare professionals and supporting community health efforts in Wichita, Pittsburg, Manhattan and Wamego. 

Sisters reflect on history, future of healthcare

A town hall meeting, looking back at 125 years of history – and ahead to the future – continued a “great day of celebration” of the anniversary of the arrival of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother in Wichita.

Thirteen Sisters of one of Via Christi's founding congregations are in Wichita this week to celebrate the anniversary. They came from Rome, Wisconsin, Oklahoma and Trinidad.

Hope for those who suffer from sinusitis

Many people think sinusitis—also known as rhinosinusitis or sinus infection—is a winter ailment. But while the symptoms may mimic a cold, sinusitis can be the result of a drainage issue as well as a contagious illness, and it can occur at any time of the year. Fortunately there are steps you can take to help ward off sinusitis or alleviate the pain.

What we're seeing at Via Christi Clinic (Week of Sept. 29, 2014)

Each week, we'll share some insight into what our physicians and care providers at Ascension Medical Group locations are seeing.

Ascension Medical Group physicians on West 21st St. are seeing patients with ear aches, sore throats and allergies. Some of those with sore throats have tested positive for strep but most sore throats are related to allergies.

Riverside Health Foundation continues support for Via Christi’s Family Medicine Residency, International Fellowship

Riverside Health Foundation recently donated $500,000 in support of graduate medical education at Ascension Via Christi Hospitals in Wichita. The gift brings its total contribution to Via Christi programs to more than $7.5 million over the past 13 years.
    

What we're seeing at Via Christi Clinic (Week of Sept. 22, 2014)

Each week, we'll share some insight into what our physicians and care providers at Ascension Medical Group locations are seeing.

Ascension Medical Group physicians on West 21st St. are seeing patients with the stomach bug, fevers and ear aches. They are also seeing patients with sore throats, some of which have been diagnosed as strep. 

What we're seeing at Via Christi Clinic (Week of Sept. 15, 2014)

Each week, we'll share some insight into what our physicians and care providers at Ascension Medical Group locations are seeing.

Ascension Medical Group Via Christi on West 21st physicians are seeing patients with a form of stomach bug characterized by nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.  They are also seeing patients with coughs, earaches and sore throats, as well as sports injuries.

CMN Hospitals grant provides therapy garden for young Behavioral Health patients

Behavioral Health garden for teens

Adolescents served by Ascension Via Christi Behavioral Health Center now can enjoy a peaceful therapeutic garden thanks to a grant from the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals at Via Christi. The Center received the $5,000 grant in December, and staff worked all spring to create an inviting outdoor living space.

The once bland, cement patio is now brimming with colorful plants, two small greenhouses, a fountain and rocker gliders. It allows the patients – 11- to 17-year-olds in need of crisis stabilization and short-term hospitalization – to get out and unwind.

Faithful support sees cancer patients through their difficult journey

He heals mission

In her career as a healthcare leader, Peg Tichacek is used to planning ahead, preparing long-term initiatives and laying the groundwork for projects. But when she was sunbathing at a Fourth of July barbecue and noticed a mass in her lower abdomen, nothing could have prepared her for what came next.

Ovarian cancer.

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