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Ascension Via Christi COO to rappel building, raise funds for Project Access

Ascension Via Christi chief operating officer and hospital president, Kevin Strecker will be literally going over the edge this week – in a good way.
Strecker is participating in Access the Edge, a unique opportunity for participants to raise pledges by rappelling 14 stories down the side of the Ambassador Hotel. He earned one of 70 available spots on the ropes by raising funds for Project Access, whose mission is to provide access to health care for low-income, uninsured individuals in Sedgwick County.

The event will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Strecker is scheduled to rappel down the building at 10 a.m. Friday.

Since 1999, Project Access has coordinated access to donated medical care for uninsured, low-income residents of Sedgwick County, Kansas. There are more than 600 physicians, eight hospital systems, 14 dentists, 85 pharmacies and other allied services participating in Project Access. Its mission is to give eligible uninsured patients time and resources to address immediate medical needs with providers and obtain necessary prescription medications, durable medical equipment and diabetic supplies.

That’s why Strecker, along with other community leaders and those who recognize the importance of access to healthcare, are willing to do what it takes.
“As an Ascension Via Christi associate, it is meaningful to me and my organization to live out our values and help provide much-needed care to members in our community,” says Strecker.

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