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Special delivery: Mom gives birth to baby in truck

Cristy and Joel Serrato were planning to deliver their child around her due date of May 23, but their newest son had other ideas. 

On the morning of Thursday, May 7, Cristy started having contractions at 4 a.m. Since her water hadn’t broken, she thought they were just Braxton Hicks contractions and tried taking a shower to make herself more comfortable. 

“I thought it was false labor,” she says. 

At 7 a.m., her water broke. Cristy told her husband, Joel, that it was probably time to go to the hospital. 

Mother's Day gift: After NICU stay, baby Dahlia preparing to head home

If everything goes as planned, Jenny Suazo will celebrate her first Mother's Day at home with her newborn daughter, Dahlia.

A few days ago, she wasn't so sure.

Jenny came to the Via Christi NewLife Center in labor Sunday, May 3, expecting to deliver her first child after a normal pregnancy.

During labor, the baby's heart rate began rapidly decreasing and even disappeared at one point. That prompted an emergency C-section.

Mercy Regional becomes Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan, Kansas, officially became Via Christi Hospital on Friday, April 24 with a full day of activities celebrating the milestone.

The day began with a special Mass at St. Thomas More Catholic Church celebrated by Most Reverend Edward Weisenburger, Bishop of Salina.

Homecoming events kick off for the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

The Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother, one of Via Christi’s founding congregations, assembled Wednesday to begin a three-day celebration of their 125 years providing healthcare in Wichita.

Fittingly, the 13 SSMs from Rome, the Caribbean, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin started their events by sharing a dinner with the Congregation of St. Joseph. The two groups of Sisters combined their ministries in 1995 to form Via Christi.

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