Reflecting on Hospital Week by Randy Cason

Randy Cason, Submitted photo.

By Randy Cason, CEO of Ascension Via Christi

We are here for you, thanks for being here for us


As we work our way back to “our new normal,” we are taking every necessary step to help ensure a safe environment as we restore the services and programs that were temporarily paused and continue to care for individuals and communities impacted by COVID-19. We have restarted scheduling elective procedures and non-urgent appointments. Some of our providers are also offering virtual visits to help us continue caring for our community.


As we look toward the future, our patients coming to Ascension Via Christi for care can expect enhanced safeguards, expanded access to healthcare services and the personalized treatment you all have come to expect. We are committed to ensuring that our hospital and clinics remain a healing environment — one where quality care is delivered with the highest levels of safety and compassion.


While we understand people are concerned with exposure to COVID-19, but please do not delay receiving care. Our Emergency Department and care teams are here to provide 24/7 treatment for those experiencing illnesses and injuries. Delaying essential care for chronic conditions could lead to complications and in worse cases, bad outcomes or even death.


Each year, we take what is known and celebrated nationally as Hospital Week, to thank the dedicated caregivers who help make our community a great place to live. We are grateful for their service to our mission, especially so during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, I also want to thank all of the local businesses, schools and individuals in our community who over the past few months have joined us in protecting the health of others.


Rest assured, together we will come through this stronger and more courageous, capable and unified than before.

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