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“I owe everything to the clinic,” says patient Doris Ramos. She recently turned 65 and finally decided to get serious about the diabet es that has plagued her for more than three decades. She had a little chat with herself, “Doris, you’re 65 now. You don’t have time to fool around.” Doris has been coming to Saint Vincent Clinic…

Gary A. loves to read books. He likes alternative history novels – stories that entertain what would have happened if history was changed. At Duchesne, we can’t help but wonder: What if Gary hadn’t come to our clinic last October? Gary is a soft-spoken man in his early 50s who bat tled high blood pressure…

Mary Windholz is no stranger to Wyandotte County. She grew up here in the hubbub of Kansas City, Kansas and attended the University of Kansas where she obtained her pharmacy degree. Soft spoken and quiet, she appreciates the giving back that comes from volunteering at the clinic. “From the very first day, I felt so welcomed at Duchesne. These are some of…

  THANK YOU, Kimmie and Abby, for lending us your pharmacy expertise and streamlining the process for our medical providers. When we spend less time finding the right medication, we can spend more time with our patients! —Jana Zaudka, MD; Medical Director How many of you had the flu or some other awful illnes s, like…

On March 8, Duchesne Clinic host ed a press conference celebrating OptumRx and their milestone of donating $20 million in prescription medications to the Kansas Unused Medication Repository. On hand was Kansas Go vernor Jeff Colyer, MD, John Prince, CEO of OptumRX, Bob Burk of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas which manages the…

  When people hear the names Saint V incent Clinic or Duchesne Clinic, many know they are safety net clinics—one in the Leavenworth area, and one in Wyandotte County. What many people don’t realize is that these two clinics operate as sister clinics, overseen by one leadership team under the name Caritas Clinics. Recognizing a need to minist er…

I am so glad to be part of the story of Caritas Clinics.  Before arriving at Caritas and upon announcing my transition, colleagues would lovingly say, ‘Oh Duchesne, I volunteered there as a student.’ Or, ‘Is Gloria still there?’ Or, ‘Once you get settled, let me know how I can help!’ The story of these…

Maryann and Jeremy Lumianski have been champion volunteers with Duchesne Clinic for the last 3 ½ years and are recipients of this year’s United Way Volunteer Recognition Award. On a weekly basis the Lumianskis are faithfully committed to shopping for fresh healthy produce and lean protein for members of the Diabetes Self-Management class and at…

New strategies and streamlining procedures are in the works for Duchesne Clinic! Dr. Shellie Ellis, Assistant Professor of Health Policy Management at KU graciously volunteered the services of three graduate students from her Introductory Operations class to conduct a Performance Improvement Project at Duchesne. Madison Davis, Jackie McCullough and Lauren Liguore spent time observing the…

Several years ago, discussions began between University of Saint Mary Physical Therapy Doctoral Program and Saint Vincent Clinic to develop on-site, integrated Physical Therapy services for Saint Vincent’s patient population. Initially Saint Vincent was used as an infrequent practicum site for students. However, starting in the fall of 2016, Saint Vincent Clinic offered weekly physical…

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