For more than 30 years Caritas Clinics, has been a primary care safety-net health system in Kansas dedicated to serving people who are uninsured, under-served, and have nowhere else to turn for healthcare. Our two clinics, Duchesne in urban Kansas City, Kansas, and Saint Vincent in Leavenworth, Kansas, operate under the Caritas umbrella and serve…

“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal,” said Michele. “I strive to live this in both my personal life and in the work that I do. After meeting the staff at Caritas Clinics and SCL Health, I know I have found a work home that holds this same passion. I…

“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…

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