Kira Corteville's father Wayne Corteville was in the Via Christi HOPE program until he died Sept. 10. When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services suspended new enrollments in the HOPE program, it cited examples of untreated medical conditions. One stood out to Corteville as likely being her father. He needed a dental appointment, which was not provided. Two months later, he was hospitalized because of a tooth abscess. The family believes resulting health issues ended up killing Wayne. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle) theying@wichitaeagle.com
Kira Corteville's father Wayne Corteville was in the Via Christi HOPE program until he died Sept. 10. When the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services suspended new enrollments in the HOPE program, it cited examples of untreated medical conditions. One stood out to Corteville as likely being her father. He needed a dental appointment, which was not provided. Two months later, he was hospitalized because of a tooth abscess. The family believes resulting health issues ended up killing Wayne. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle) theying@wichitaeagle.com

‘It all started with these infected teeth’: A Via Christi HOPE experience

October 26, 2017 02:57 PM

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