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on Tue, November 20, 2018
Around 11 p.m. on Oct. 19, 2017, Judy Gronniger awoke to what she thought was her husband’s snoring. When Jeff wouldn’t awaken, she quickly recognized that he...
teresa kramer and caregivers
on Wed, August 01, 2018
Terisa Kramer, whose heart condition was first diagnosed in 1990, wasn't referred to the Heart Failure Clinic –  two of the four programs that make up...
Mary Whisenddand
on Mon, May 21, 2018
Mary Whisennand was only 39 when she was diagnosed with a progressive weakening of the heart muscle. Within three years, her condition had deteriorated to the...
child patient at Medical Mission at Home
on Fri, April 20, 2018
Scores of volunteers began arriving at Mueller Aerospace Magnet Elementary School shortly after dawn for Ascension Via Christi’s second Medical Mission at Home...
Rob Fraser Dr David Bryant
on Wed, February 21, 2018
Rob Fraser is an active and fit 78-year-old who has made it a lifetime habit to be conscientious about his health. “I believe in maintenance — around the...
Community paramedic program
on Tue, December 19, 2017
In September, Lola Hopkins’ sudden shortness of breath, growing fatigue and unexplained weight gains and losses led her doctor to admit her to Ascension Via...
Stephanie Smeeton and Daniel Fowler
on Wed, September 06, 2017
Nearing the end of her workout, Stephanie Smeeton was powering through a set of weighted sit-ups on the Functional Trainer in the Via Christi Wellness Center,...
Nurse navigation
on Mon, May 01, 2017
Nurse navigator Lisa Thomas, RN, reviews notes at her office workstation in northeast Wichita as she prepares for a virtual visit with her next patient. She...
Christy Maskil for blog
on Tue, April 25, 2017
Five days a week for six weeks, Christy Maskil drove 150 miles roundtrip from rural Sterling, Kansas, to receive 15-minute radiation treatments for breast...
Medical Mission at Home
on Wed, April 12, 2017
Latisha Friday knows the importance of keeping kids healthy. She also knows it’s expensive. So Latisha came to Fairmount Park on Saturday, five children by...

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