Mary Jane Damme earns hand therapy certification

Mary Jane Damme, an occupational therapist at Wamego Health Center’s Heartland Rehabilitation, earned her Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) credential. The CHT credential is the highest recognition of competency in upper limb rehabilitation. Damme, who grew up in Blaine, has been an occupational therapist at Wamego Health Center for 7 years. She earned her bachelor’s degree

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Dwight Faulkner recognized as ‘Exemplary Trustee’ by Kansas Hospital Association

On Oct. 28, the Kansas Hospital Association recognized Dwight Faulkner as one of six “Exemplary Trustees” who provided exemplary contributions through leadership and governance. Trustees from across the state were nominated by their respective local hospitals. Those selected routinely went above and beyond the call of duty. Dwight Faulkner has provided a combined 18 years

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Patients should continue seeing providers for chronic health concerns, emergencies


If you have a chronic health condition and have regular appointments with your primary care physician, please be sure to keep any scheduled appointments. For patients with ongoing health issues like heart problems, COPD, diabetes or other conditions, maintaining your scheduled appointments is really important. As we practice social distancing and while many of us

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5 Things You Need to Know About Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


By Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, Executive Vice President, Clinical & Network Services, Ascension What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a virus that causes mild cold-like symptoms in the majority of patients, but could lead to more serious illness including pneumonia in elderly individuals and those who have chronic medical conditions. Thus, elderly individuals and patients with

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Updated March 17: Wamego Health Center, Ascension Via Christi announce additional screening, visitation measures


Ascension Via Christi and Wamego Health Center continue to aggressively respond to the evolving Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, announced additional measures today designed to protect patients, visitors, caregivers and associates. Those measures, effective today, include: Revising visitor guidelines to request no more than one visitor per patient and no visitors under age 18. Implementing screening for everyone

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Donate or buy tickets for our annual Diamonds & Denim Dinner – April 25, 2020


Don’t miss the 16th Diamonds & Denim Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 25, at The Columbian Theatre in Wamego, Kansas. The fundraising event showcases delicious food and drinks, live and silent auctions, and lots of fun with proceeds benefiting the 3D mammography equipment upgrade at Wamego Health Center. The event begins at 5:30 p.m.

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