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on Mon, May 13, 2019
Mona Lisa Mason and Gilbert “Gib” Thomas met three years ago at the Wichita senior living facility where they were both living, she on the fifth floor and he...
on Tue, May 07, 2019
When Dave Dendurent had his right knee replaced at Ascension Via Christi St. Teresa last September, he received a thank-you card signed by the team who...
on Mon, May 06, 2019
Ascension Via Christi nurses touch the lives of patients every day – as well as the lives of their patients’ family members. The nurses who serve in the...
on Mon, May 06, 2019
A letter from Carla Yost , Chief Nursing and Quality Officer, Ascension Via Christi: For more than a quarter of a century, May 6 has marked the beginning of...
on Tue, April 09, 2019
Finding medical care that feels safe and reliable can be scary and challenging, especially for college students living hours away from home. Fortunately, Noah...
on Fri, March 22, 2019
Last spring, Dale Herspring was constantly tripping over his feet while walking. In a six-week period, he had two surgeries to fuse bones together in order to...
on Mon, March 04, 2019
In September 2017, Guila "Suzy" Kilmer weighed 360 pounds, causing her to be uncomfortable in her own body and have a variety of health issues. Today, she...
on Mon, February 25, 2019
Since September 2018, Peggy Rouse has been battling anal cancer – a disease that at one point left her too weak to eat or function. Now, with the help of...
on Wed, February 06, 2019
Over the past six months, Wichitan Carol Carpenter has been in and out of Ascension Via Christi St. Francis' 7th-floor Cancer Institute, battling recurrent...
on Tue, January 29, 2019
At Ascension Via Christi St. Francis, special care is taken to ensure the comfort of family as well as patients. During patients’ final hours, their loved ones...

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