Wesley News

Foundation established to enhance quality of life for pediatric patients and their families in Kansas

WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has expanded its efforts to care for Kansas’ kids and their families with the Wesley Children’s Foundation (WCF). Led by executive director, Jill Bosley, the non-profit foundation was established to help provide financial assistance to families in need and to provide tools and services to patients and their families to make their hospital stay more comfortable. “When a child is ill, it affects the whole family,” Bosley said. “Wesley Children’s Hospital patients and families are often…

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Wesley Medical Center Earns Blue Distinction® Recognition for Joint and Spine Programs

WICHITA –Wesley Medical Center has been designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery® and a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement®, as part of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Wesley was one of only nine Kansas facilities to be recognized by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas for its program expertise and cost-efficiency. Blue Distinction® is a national designation awarded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to medical facilities…

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Wesley Healthcare Partners with Local Company to Develop Innovative Caregiver Beds

Beds in hospital rooms aimed at improving patient care by better accommodating family members WICHITA – Wesley Healthcare has partnered with Wichita company The Caregiver Company to develop a specially designed bed for patients’ families in hospital rooms. Wesley was the test site for the Caregiver Bed, which was developed, engineered, manufactured and assembled in Kansas. Wesley nurses and other Healthcare professionals participated in design input forums of the Caregiver Bed over the last few years. Wesley is the first…

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Research Medical Center performs first kidney transplant for patient from Wichita Transplant Institute

Cesar Godinez endured dialysis twice daily for nearly six years and recently received a healthy kidney, the first transplant in the collaboration between Research Medical Center and Wesley Medical Center WICHITA – Cesar Godinez is no longer one of 101,189* people waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S. Rather, as the first kidney transplant from the Wichita Transplant Institute, he is relishing his newfound freedom – filling endless hours he spent hooked up to a kidney dialysis machine instead…

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Wesley Healthcare Hospitals Again Earn “A” Patient Safety Scores for 2015

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center and Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER are the only regional hospitals recognized with “A” safety scores by The Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog organization, in its Fall 2015 Hospital Safety Score℠ rankings. The scores were awarded in the latest update to the Hospital Safety Score, the A, B, C, D or F scores assigned to U.S. hospitals based on preventable medical errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Hospital Safety Score was compiled under the…

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Wesley Medical Center Becomes First Hospital in Southeast Kansas to Offer Cancer-Fighting Varian Edge™ Radiosurgery System

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center is the first and only hospital in southeast Kansas to offer the newest and most advanced stereotactic cancer treatment technology – The Varian Edge™ Radiosurgery System.   “This high-precision radiosurgery system is a great addition to our oncology services program,” said Dr. Grant Rine, MD, Wesley’s radiation oncology medical director. “Treatments can be performed with much greater ease, comfort, precision and speed for the patient – often in less than an hour.”   The $4.4M…

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Wesley Medical Center Adds New Neurocritical Care Unit

Neurocritical care fellowship-trained physician opens life-saving service in SICU – the only in the region with all board-certified physicians WICHITA – To improve care and access for patients with life-threatening neurological conditions, Wesley Medical Center recently created a neurocritical care unit within its surgical intensive care unit. The unit was created by Dr. Laxmi Dhakal, MD, a Mayo Clinic-trained physician who completed a fellowship in neurocritical care.   “This will be a great benefit for the community,” Dr. Dhakal said. “With…

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Galichia Heart Hospital to be Renamed Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER

Hospital’s service expansion beyond only cardiovascular care prompts name change and development of new Wesley system brand – Wesley Healthcare WICHITA – Galichia Heart Hospital, a campus of Wesley Medical Center, is being renamed Wesley Woodlawn Hospital & ER to better illustrate both its diverse service line offerings and its importance to the Wesley system of care.   And as that system of care has experienced significant growth over the past year, Wesley is also introducing a new system brand –…

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Wesley EmergencyCare Network Expands Services With New $10 Million Derby Emergency Room

WICHITA – The Wesley EmergencyCare Network is expanding its service area to the south with the construction of a $10 million freestanding emergency department – Wesley Derby ER. The 11,000-sqare-foot facility, which will be located in Derby at the corner of 63rd Street South and Rock Road, will include 11 emergency room beds, imaging capabilities and an on-site laboratory. “Wesley Derby ER will allow us to deliver emergency care right where our Derby patients and families live,” said Bill Voloch,…

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Dr. R. Kevin Bryant, MD, Named Galichia Heart Hospital “Senior Friendly” NICHE Medial Director

Galichia Heart Hospital has named Dr. R. Kevin Bryant, MD, its new “Senior Friendly” NICHE medical director, providing leadership and clinical expertise for the elderly at Kansas’ only NICHE-certified hospital.   “We always say kids aren’t just little adults, so we’re developing Wesley Children’s Hospital to provide that specialized care kids need.  Well, seniors aren’t just older adults – they have special needs too,” Dr. Bryant said. “Our senior certification at Galichia brings together resources like geriatric-certified nurses, pharmacists and…

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