Wesley News

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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Wesley Oncology Program Earns Commission on Cancer Accreditation

Wesley Medical Center’s outstanding cancer program just earned accreditation from the Commission on Cancer (CoC) – part of the American College of Surgeons – underscoring its commitment to providing comprehensive, high-quality, and multidisciplinary patient centered care. To earn this gold standard for oncology, Wesley met 34 required quality-care standards, proving the hospital is committed to improving the survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of care. “This is all about focusing…

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Wesley’s Medical-Surgical Units Honored for Nursing Excellence

WICHITA – Wesley Medical Center’s 10 Tower Hospital and Stroke Unit and its 3 Tower Surgical Telemetry Unit both received honorable mention designations as part of HCA’s Unit of Distinction Program which recognizes and rewards exemplary medical-surgical units at HCA facilities. Medical-surgical nursing is the heart of patient care in acute care hospitals. Medical-surgical nurses provide expert monitoring as patients recover from injury, surgery or illness and make the transition out of the hospital. An important component of the program…

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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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