What: Via Christi Health will host its first Wichita Medical Mission at Home: A Day of Free Healthcare in collaboration with Wichita State University, the City of Wichita and dozens of other community providers and organizations.
The event is part of Ascension’s Medical Mission at Home program, whose 2016 events drew participation by 6,243 volunteers, reaching 6,672 participants.
When: Saturday, April 8
The day will start at 9 a.m. with a kick-off program, at which representatives from Via Christi, WSU and the City of Wichita will offer brief remarks, followed by prayer and a blessing of the hands.
Where: Fairmount Park, 1647 N. Yale
Please check in at the media tent if you plan to interview, photograph or videotape participants at the event.
Who: The event is free and participants will be seen on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 9:30 a.m. and continuing until everyone who has registered by 3 p.m. has been seen.
More than 500 clinical and non-clinical volunteers have signed up to help out at Via Christi’s Medical Mission at Home: A Day of Free Healthcare.
For more information, go to viachristi.org/medicalmission or contact Roz Hutchinson, director of Communication and Public Relations for Via Christi Health, at 316-719-3341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Via Christi Health
In Kansas, Ascension’s Via Christi Health operates nine hospitals and 75 other sites of care and employs more than 6,000 associates. Across the state, Via Christi provided more than $77.8 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Kansas for more than 135 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.viachristi.org