Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg had a significant 2010.

Via Christi Hospital in Pittsburg had a significant 2010.

In March, the hospital, formerly known as Mt. Carmel Regional Medical Center, started the year by changing its name.

The name change to Via Christi Hospital was aimed at utilizing the hospital’s ties with Wichita-based Via Christi Health to position itself as a true regional medical center.

The Mt. Carmel name remains in the hospital’s new address, 1 Mt. Carmel Way.

“This the latest step in a journey that began 107 years ago when Mother Bernard Sheridan first opened the doors of a small 20-bed hospital on the north side of Pittsburg,” said Randy Cason, the hospital’s CEO and president.

“Although a woman of vision, I doubt even she could have imagined the strides her hospital would make in the subsequent years.”

Cornerstone Village also received a name change, and is now known as Via Christi Village, located at 1502 E. Centennial.

The hospital also kicked off a multi-million dollar renovation project that included remodeling the entrance as well as additions to its cancer center and heart center.

“Working with our regional partners, we’ll be able to offer patients greater access to specialized services, such as oncology and cardiac care, in their own backyard,” Drew Talbott, Via Christi vice president of operations.