Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan

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About Us

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is a critical care hospital with advanced specialty care, serving Riley, Geary and Pottawatomie counties.

Services offered in Manhattan include:


Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan is an acute care facility licensed to operate 150 beds in two facilities, this private, not-for-profit organization was created in 1996 by combining The Saint Mary Hospital and Memorial Hospital. We strive to promote community health by providing quality, compassionate healthcare services that embrace our values of quality, human dignity and community. In other words, our purpose is caring for, and about, our patients.

Emergency room

The ER at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan offers high-quality medical services by physicians with specialty training in emergency medicine to roughly 24,000 patients each year. We are equipped to handle all situations, from emergencies such as heart attacks, to other urgent illnesses and injuries.

With 16 treatment rooms available for a variety of emergency situations, the ER is physician-staffed 24 hours a day, with physician assistants, nurses, technicians and other staff providing additional support.

In addition to physicians who specialize in emergency medicine, physicians in other medical specialties throughout the hospital are available for consultation with the ER.

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) / Forensic Nursing program

Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan has a team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) on staff to provide a comprehensive forensic examination in the event a patient has been sexually assaulted.

Services offered include:

  • Immediate medical care by a trained Emergency Room physician
  • Forensic examination with a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
  • Advocacy support from the Crisis Center
  • Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) preventative treatment
  • Assistance with coordinating follow-up care and support
  • Follow-up contact from the SANE program

For more information about the program, call 785-323-6880.

Heart care and cardiac rehabilitation

Heart and cardiac care at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan allows residents of the Flint Hills to receive quality cardiac services without traveling far from home.

In addition to routine cardiac testing and monitoring, local cardiologists perform interventional procedures such as angioplasty and stent placements within Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan's state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory. With respected cardiologists and the latest technologies now in place right here in Manhattan, patients in need of cardiology services don't have to travel to other communities. They can receive exceptional treatment and follow-up care close to their homes and loved ones.

Physical rehabilitation and therapy

Rehabilitation services at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan provides treatment for patients of all ages and diagnoses. We work to help you increase mobility and function, reduce the risk of injury, and alleviate pain. Whether you are hospitalized, recovering in the inpatient rehabilitation unit, or receiving treatment on an outpatient basis, our expert team can help you regain as much independence as possible.

You may need speech therapy, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational therapy, or multiple types of treatment, but the goal of each is the same — to achieve maximum independence by rebuilding important skills and abilities lost as a result of illness, injury or disability. Rehabilitation combines medical treatment with therapy, education, support, and the latest equipment to restore your quality of life.

We are a Medicare-certified provider and accept most insurances. A physician may refer you for admission evaluation, or you may make your own evaluation appointment by calling 785-587-5403.


Orthopedic specialists at Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions – from sports injuries to joint replacement and more. Our doctor uses advanced diagnostic imaging to get a clear picture of your condition. Together, you and your doctor will create a care plan with a goal of reducing pain and increasing your mobility. Your care plan may include medication, therapeutics, physical therapy or surgery. If surgery is recommended as part of your care plan, you’re at the right place with experienced specialists in orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation. And your care team connects the dots for you, including any additional or follow-up care, so you can focus on getting back to the things you love. 

Surgeries offered:

  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Pre- and Post-Surgical Care
  • Pre-surgery class before procedure
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Robotic surgery

Whether you need general surgery, gynecologic surgery, urologic surgery, or another type of surgery — robotic-assisted surgery may be an option. At Ascension Via Christi Hospital, we use the  da Vinci® Robotic Surgical System. Robotic-assisted surgery may lead to a faster recovery, shorter hospital stay, less scarring, and greater accuracy for complex procedures. Schedule a consultation with a surgeon to see if robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.

General Surgery

Your surgical care team at Ascension Via Christi Hospital provides outpatient and inpatient surgery for children and adults. And your surgical care team uses some of the latest techniques and image-guided technology, including minimally invasive surgery or robotic surgery.

Every appointment starts with a conversation about how you are feeling, and listening to your concerns. We work with you to create a highly specialized care plan that’s right for you. If you need additional imaging, lab testing, pharmacy or specialists, we’ll help connect the dots for your care.

If you have questions about your recovery, talk with your surgeon. 

When it comes to your care plan, surgery may not always be the first option. But when it is recommended, we offer many outpatient surgical treatments, including:

  • Abdominal surgery
  • Bariatric surgery
  • Breast surgery
  • Cancer biopsy or tumor removal
  • Colonoscopy or gastrointestinal procedure
  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gynecologic surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Urologic surgery

Your care team takes the time to explain the procedure to you. We also explain what to expect before and after surgery.

Pain management

Pain is a physically taxing and emotionally draining experience. For patients who need to control chronic pain, the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan pain management center can help. We provide a positive, supportive atmosphere and offer a variety of treatment options to help you get the relief you need.

We provide comprehensive pain management through a team-centered approach, with a staff of registered nurses, a physician assistant and an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain management. We work with you from evaluation to treatment, giving professionally administered:

  • Lifestyle recommendations
  • Pharmacological treatments
  • Alternative methods of pain relief

Labor and delivery

Ascension Via Christi Birth and Women's Center in Manhattan, Kansas

Ascension Via Christi's Birth and Women's Center gives you the best of both worlds. We offer advanced medical services and technologies to keep you and your child safe, all in a warm, family-focused environment. We strive every day to provide highly trained hands and a strong heart to each person we serve. Our mission is to create a personalized birthing experience that meets the individual needs of each mother and family.

Giving birth to your new baby is one of the most natural and rewarding experiences of your life. At the Birth and Women's Center, we are here to help provide comfort and support during this memorable, life-changing time. Our family-centered model of care fosters an environment where the family is a vital part of the decision-making. Our goal is to have a happy and healthy mother, baby and family.

For more information, please contact us. We look forward to helping you welcome your newborn into the world!


Sleep medicine

An estimated 70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. If you are one of them, we can help you get the rest you need.

The purpose of the Ascension Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan sleep disorder lab is to help you get the best sleep possible. An accredited, cutting-edge facility, the sleep lab can assess why you're having difficulty sleeping, and identify what can be done to address those problems. Ask your doctor whether you might benefit from a sleep study, or contact us to learn more.

Why the sleep lab?

The sleep lab offers a full range of services designed to evaluate, diagnose, treat and help you manage your sleep disorder. Our licensed, experienced technicians conduct sleep studies that get to the root of your sleep troubles. The results are then interpreted by one of our board-certified neurologists or pulmonary specialists.

The sleep lab is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). This accreditation means that we meet the standards and requirements of the AASM regarding quality, staffing, physician support and room sizes. It also means that you can expect the highest quality care when you visit our facility.

Weight loss services

Developed to be on the cutting edge of adult obesity treatment, Ascension Via Christi Weight Management is a physician-supervised weight-management program to help you lose inches and gain healthier tomorrows.

At Ascension Via Christi Weight Management, we evaluate each patient for the specific reasons that make it difficult to lose weight or keep weight off, including metabolism, environment and motivation. Based on your individual medical and psychological characteristics, we create a personalized strategy to help you lose weight and get healthy.

Why Ascension Via Christi Weight Management?

  • Medical supervision. Unlike many weight-loss programs, Ascension Via Christi Weight Management is physician-supervised, making it safe, effective and more credible to insurance companies. The program is directed by Dr. Debra Doubek, a bariatrician certified through the American Board of Bariatric Medicine.
  • Team approach. Incorporating a whole team of medical professionals, we offer support and treatment in five areas:
    • Medical supervision
    • Psychological evaluation
    • Nutritional counseling
    • Personal training
    • Surgical intervention
  • Emphasis on wellness, not just weight loss. Working with your primary care physician, our goal is not just to help you lose weight, but to develop an overall wellness plan that is right for you.

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