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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...
on Thu, January 24, 2019
The care Ascension Via Christi nurses provide makes a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and, just as importantly, their loved ones. Just ask...
on Tue, January 15, 2019
Ruth and John Strunk were known by many Ascension Via Christi associates as the west-Wichita couple who sold all but 40 acres of their third-generation family...
on Wed, January 02, 2019
In April 2018, Jana Harms had just returned to the United States after nine months of mission work in Ecuador when she needed surgery to remove a tumor on her...
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...

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