• Use of robotic surgery expands in Wichita area

    Use of robotic surgery expands in Wichita area

    In about five years, the Wichita area has gone from one surgical robot at Via Christi Hospital on Harry to eight robots at five regional hospitals: Wesley Medical Center, Newton Medical Center, Hutchinson Regional Medical Center and Kansas Medical Center, in addition to Via Christi. Over the same time, use of the da Vinci Surgical

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  • For specialty hospitals, restrictions on growth

    For specialty hospitals, restrictions on growth

    Physician-owned hospitals say efforts to limit their growth make it difficult to plan for the future, not knowing when — or whether — they’ll be able to add services, beds or jobs. For at least five years, congressional action or talk of it has kept the hospitals from expanding and restricted investment in them. And

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