Wesley News

NEW TRANSPORT SERVICES HIGHLIGHT COMMITMENT TO PATIENT SATISFACTION

Last year, Wesley Healthcare hired Towne Park to run patient transport services at its busy main campus and consolidated transport services from Radiology – where a majority of transports originate – and Guest Services under the Towne Park umbrella. Patient transporters have an important job. They bring patients from various units around the hospital to receive imaging services such as CT scans, MRIs, chest X-rays and ultrasounds. They take patients from their beds to dialysis. They also wheel patients from…

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: THE SILENT, DEADLY HEALTH CRISIS

The American Heart Association recently released new guidelines for what normal and healthy blood pressures should be. The new guidelines say high blood pressure should be treated when a blood pressure test gives a result of 130/80. The limit used to be 140/90. This new guideline was developed after years of study by the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and nine other health professional organizations. Prior to the new guidelines, one in three Americans was classified as…

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MEDICAL MINUTE

Medical Minute needs you! Wesley Medical Center would like to inspire others with stories of our excellent patient care. Wesley would like to create videos of amazing patient success stories to share with others. If you were a patient and had a great experience at Wesley, we would like to include you in a video. Please contact the Wesley Friends office.

WESLEY FRIENDS OFFERS NEW PATIENT PORTFOLIO

Wesley Friends is excited to announce the rollout of the Patient Portfolio. The Patient Portfolio is a great way to keep all your medical files in one place. It is designed to be taken with you to all medical appointments and hospitalizations. Another important use for the folder is for medical emergencies. A sticker on your front door will alert paramedics that your portfolio is kept near your bedside. When you arrive in the Emergency Room, doctors will be able…

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WESLEY CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION GIVES GRANTS TO HELP KIDS IN COMMUNITY

The Wesley Children’s Foundation has issued its third set of community grants this year, bringing its total giving in 2017 to $66,752 so far. “It’s very exciting to see the support the community has given the foundation,” said Jill Bosley, foundation executive director. The foundation’s board of directors reviewed grant applications for its August 2017 cycle and awarded $18,500 to a selection of healthcare-related programs. In addition, the board allotted $35,000 in direct patient assistance. This money is used to…

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WESLEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL CELEBRATES ITS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SERVING KIDS

The $28 million facility is now 1 year old and still growing. Future plans include an upgrade to the Wesley Children’s Hospital ER and more specialists. Wesley Children’s Hospital, the region’s first and only dedicated hospital designed, built and equipped exclusively for children, celebrated its one-year anniversary this month – with a birthday party for staff and patient families. Since the announcement to build the $28 million children’s hospital in 2015, Wesley has recruited 12 pediatric subspecialists and four hospitalists…

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WESLEY HEALTHCARE ASSISTS CONVOY OF HOPE

On Aug. 5, Wesley Healthcare – acting as the point hospital for the South Central Kansas Healthcare Coalition – was able to assist with the Convoy of Hope, offering healthcare services to the public at Bethel Life Center. Qualified medical providers completed about 400 physicals in less than five hours for the community at the site. Other services included preschool screenings, immunizations, hearing and dental checks.

NEW SINGLE-DAY RADIATION TREATMENT OFFERED FOR EARLY-STAGE BREAST CANCER

Wesley Medical Center is the first – and only – hospital in Kansas to offer a new breakthrough treatment option for patients with early-stage breast cancer. The procedure, called intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT), is a one-day breast cancer treatment that offers multiple patient benefits, including added convenience, fewer treatments, and reduced costs. For women meeting selection criteria, IORT allows radiation oncologists and breast cancer surgeons to work together to deliver a full, concentrated dose of radiation in one day at…

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Care Assure Nurses Help Patients Navigate their Cardiac Care Needs

Care Assure is a cardiac nurse navigator program that helps patients with specific cardiac illnesses and those with certain cardiac risk factors. As navigators, their role is to help ensure patients get a continuation of the great care they received in the hospital once they get home. Care Assure nurse navigators reach out to patients after they are discharged to make sure they understand their discharge instructions, provide education on any new medications they are taking, and make sure they…

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Wesley Medical Center First Hospital in Kansas to Use New FDA-Approved Aortic Valve

Medical professionals at Wesley Medical Centerhave implanted Kansas’ first EDWARDS INTUITY Elite valve system, a rapid deployment device for surgical aortic valve replacement, adding to Wesley’s ever-growing cardiovascular services program. The procedure was led by Sanjay Khicha, MD, a cardiothoracic surgeon with Wichita Surgical Specialists. Incorporating innovations from transcatheter heart valves (TAVR), the Elite valve system is designed to facilitate minimally invasive surgery and streamline complex aortic valve replacements, thereby offering a leading-edge treatment for patients with aortic valve disease….

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