September 23, 2014 8:10 PM ET

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Company Overview of Via Christi Health Inc.

Company Overview

Via Christi Health Inc. provides health care services through doctors, hospitals, and senior villages in Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. It offers retirement living; memory care; assisted living services, including medication reminders and day-to-day activities, such as dining, bathing, and dressing; nursing care services that include long-term care and rehabilitation services; and at home services, which include respiratory care, infusion therapy, and medical equipment. The company provides burn, cancer, cardiac care, cystic fibrosis, epileptology, neurosciences, occupational health, orthopedics, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric neurology, radiology and imaging, sports medicine, stroke,...

929 N Saint Francis Street

Wichita, KS 67214

United States

Founded in 1948

Phone:

316-268-5000

Fax:

316-291-7999

Key Executives for Via Christi Health Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Legal Affairs and General Counsel
Senior Vice President of Regional Operations
Chief of Staff Officer
Chief Strategy & Regional Administrative Officer
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Via Christi Health Inc. Key Developments

Via Christi Health Hires Dan Pennington as Chief Philanthropy Officer, Effect from September

Dan Pennington has been named chief philanthropy officer for Via Christi Health. Currently, he is a senior development professional at Mayo Clinic, directing all fundraising activities in the central region of the United States. Prior to joining Mayo, Pennington was the leader of a Lawrence that provided fundraising and public relations services to nonprofit organizations. He will begin work at the company's in early September.

Via Christi Health Announces Workforce Reductions

Via Christi Health announced workforce reductions will include about 360 positions, which will affect about 230 full- and part-time staff statewide. About half of the positions are in management, administrative and non-clinical support roles and 80% are positions other than bedside nursing in acute care hospitals. The reductions are heaviest in Wichita, with 78% of the cuts to be made in Wichita, 16% in Pittsburg and 6% in Manhattan.

Via Christi Health to Lay Off 28 from Pittsburg Hospital

Via Christi Health is laying off 28 people from its hospital in Pittsburg as part of its statewide cost-cutting measures. Last month, Via Christi announced that it needed to trim its operating budget by $18 million and was planning to shed about 400 jobs, 4% of its work force. The Joplin Globe reports that Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg was asked to reduce its budget by $3.5 million and made across-the-board cuts. In some cases, the hospital chose to leave some positions open. Via Christi has estimated that as many as 80 open positions won't be filled across the system. Meanwhile, it appears that the system's McPherson Hospital will be spared, according to a report last week in The McPherson Sentinel.

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