A multimillion dollar renovation of Via Christi St. Joseph in southeast Wichita aims to bring the health system’s behavioral health services into one location and return it to its community hospital roots.
The Kansas Board of Healing Arts issued emergency suspensions of two medical licenses last week: one for a chiropractor accused of sexually molesting a patient and one for a child psychiatrist who pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct after he was arrested for violating a protection order.
Five years into its existence, an adult stem cell research lab at the University of Kansas Medical Center faces its greatest challenge. The medical center has reduced the size of the lab by more than half and the lab’s director left this summer, taking with him his research and federal grants.
The Wichita area’s health care industry accounted for more than 40,000 jobs in 2016, according to a report commissioned by the Medical Society of Sedgwick County. But the number of jobs grew by only 12 between 2013 and 2016.
The Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas discovered they were giving 38% of their residents anti-psychotic medications to help manage their care. They've since made efforts to lower the amount of drugs prescribed to elderly residents.
KVC Hospitals has plans to open a psychiatric hospital for children in Wichita. It will serve children from 6-18 who are struggling with suicidal thoughts, feelings of violence, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and more.
One of the largest surveys of health care consumers ever conducted in Kansas and Missouri showed that more than a third of the residents of those states are facing medical debt and it's causing problems for many of them.
Fieldview at Holland will be the only place in Wichita to offer medical detox to people with drug and alcohol addictions. It will also offer a variety of therapies for inpatient and outpatient treatment.