Wesley News

CHEST PAIN RE-CERTIFICATION: SURVEYORS CALL WESLEY ‘CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Wesley Medical Center didn’t just pass its biennial Disease-Specific Care re-certification for chest pain with The Joint Commission, it did so with accolades and exemplary commendations recently. “Certification means that we are considered a facility of excellence in our chest pain care,” said Terry Johnson, chest pain coordinator and manager of the Wesley chest pain collaborative that makes sure the entire program meets standards and runs smoothly. “We are excellent in our cardiac care, and we’ve proven it.” The nonprofit…

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BREAST CARE & SURVIVORSHIP CLINIC

Wesley Healthcare’s new Breast Care and Survivorship Clinic aims to help breast cancer survivors, as well as their families and caregivers, navigate the changes and challenges that occur as a result of living with a history of cancer. Due to early diagnosis and the effectiveness of treatment, the number of people with a history of cancer in the U.S. has increased dramatically from about 3 million in 1971 to about 14 million today. Many studies document that survivors of cancer…

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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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