Via Christi Health will open a prototype unit for its new hospital on Monday.
The prototype will have 12 beds and will be at the Via Christi Hospital on Harry. It will allow nurses and patient care technicians to evaluate some of the technology under consideration for the new hospital and to try new processes.
The new hospital is under construction at the far west edge of Wichita, on St. Teresa near 21st Street and 151st Street West. It is to open in August.