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Transplant Honor Walk recognizes donor heroes on final journey to OR

Transplant Honor Walk

It’s a weekday morning at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

Notice has gone out and the call has been heard.

Hundreds of Ascension Via Christi associates from across all departments and floors of the Level 1 Trauma Center have lined the third-floor halls leading from a patient’s room in the Intensive Care Unit to the entrance of the Operating Room.

Ascension Via Christi-offered program named nation’s best fast weight-loss diet

U.S. News & World Report Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2019

HMR Weight Management Services, offered in Wichita by Ascension Via Christi, has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the nation's Best Fast Weight-Loss Diet for 2019 — marking the fourth consecutive year its simple diet and high intensity lifestyle intervention program has earned this honor.

April is Donate Life Month: FAQs about organ donation

donate life month rainbow

Did you know there are nearly 115,000 U.S. adults and children currently — 500 in Kansas — awaiting life-saving organ transplants? Tens of thousands more await life-enhancing tissue or cornea transplants.

On average, 20 people die every day because the organs they need are not donated in time. However, one donor can save up to eight lives!

Recipe roundup: Healthy dishes for leftover Easter eggs

Egg recipes

Are you out of ideas for how you are going to prepare your leftover fresh eggs from Easter festivities? Here is a roundup of some of our best healthy recipes from the Via Christi Life blog that feature hard-boiled, scrambled or baked eggs as the star ingredient. 

Eggs are a great source of protein that can be enjoyed in moderation — an average of one whole egg a day —when part of an overall healthy, balanced diet. They’re delicious and filling but have just 70 calories each, with 6 grams of high-quality protein and many essential vitamins and minerals.


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