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New therapy area delights residents, staff

Just as assisted living and health care residents are settling into the new Willows neighborhood, Wichita Presbyterian Manor employees are finding a lot to like about their new workspace. For the physical therapy department, that includes several new therapeutic devices and a greatly expanded treatment area. Physical Therapy Director Erin Boen, said the changes are…

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Items from old campus chapel go to Wichita churches

As the walls of the old Wichita Presbyterian Manor structures begin to come down, several furnishings and fixtures are finding new life at other Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America communities. But other items will remain close by, in the sanctuaries of two local Hispanic churches – one of which is pastored by one of our maintenance…

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HIPAA 101

A simple question doesn’t always have a simple answer. “Why did my friend go to the hospital?” seems to be a simple question, but the answer is blocked by a federal law. While most think of the law as the protector of medical records, privacy isn’t even in its name. We call it HIPAA (pronounced…

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65th Anniversary: PMMA’s focus turns to the future in 1990s

This month, we continue to look back at our history as Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America celebrates 65 years of the art of life. In 1990, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America moved into a new corporate office building in northeast Wichita, and Manor of the Plains in Dodge City opened. That year, the “Tradition of Caring” capital…

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Seeking ‘angels’ for Good Samaritan Program

Christmas angel ornaments – each representing a gift to the Good Samaritan Program for Benevolent Care – are adding to the holiday decorations at Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America’s senior living communities. Donors responding to the annual Christmas Angel Appeal letter mailed this month include paper angel ornaments with their gifts. Each ornament will then be…

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Christmas memories

By Ella Leslie One Christmas Eve my parents loaded the older of my two sisters and me and the box of gifts to make the usual trip to Grandma Pearl and Grandpa Ollie’s home in Conway Springs. After Daddy started to back out of the driveway, he pulled back in, hurrying into the house for…

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From the CEO: Believe

By President and CEO Bruce Shogren As I look forward to the holiday season, one word is key to this season: “believe.” I truly believe in three key people: Jesus Christ, Santa Claus and the employees of the Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America system. What could be more important than Christmas Day, the day we celebrate…

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